Arum triphyllum

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Arum Triphyllum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977….


      It is an irritant poison causing excitability of mind and irritability of body. Mucous membranes of mouth, THROAT and larynx are affected prominently. DISCHARGES ARE ACRID, causing PAINFUL SORE, RAWNESS AND BURNING of parts. Rawness, with itching. Jerking shooting pain. Children lose their appetite; do not want to play, lose flesh; have headaches.


      Over use of voice, TALKING, singing. Cold, wet; cold winds. Heat. Lying down.


      Excessively cross and stubborn. Nervous. PERSISTENTLY BORING INTO NOSE; or picking at lips, fingers, at one spot until it is sore or bleeds, esp. children.


      Bores into pillow. Child puts hand on back of head and cries during headache. Headache worse warm clothes, and hot coffee.


      Quivering of upper lid (left). Heavy, sleepy.


      Acrid fluent coryza Nose obstructed, must breathe through the mouth. Obstruction, with foetid discharge, sneezing worse at night.


      Lips; dry, swollen, burning, cracked; corners of the mouth sore.


      Raw feeling at roof and palate. Mouth painfully raw, sore, inflamed. Aphthae. Saliva profuse, acrid. Tongue cracked and bleeding. Strawberry tongue.


      Raw, sore, painful on clearing or coughing, yet grasps and wants to scratch it. Swelling of glands on throat and neck.


      Diarrhoea. Stools like corn meal. Thin stools, escaping from anus and keeping parts raw and burning.

Urinary Organs

      Very scanty secretion of urine. Uraemia.

Respiratory organs

      Voice, hoarse, squeaky or breaks. Clergyman’s sore throat. Raw feeling in chest. Hay asthma.


      Itching of fingers and toes. Eruptions leave a brilliant red stain. Pemphigus. Impetigo contagiosa.


      Ars; Merc-c.


      nitricum acidum

S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.