Avena sativa

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


      Avena Sativa (common oat) improves the nutrition of brain and nervous system. It is useful therefore in nervous exhaustion, sexual debility; debility after exhausting diseases. Nervous tremors of the aged, paralysis agitans, chorea and epilepsy. Inability to keep the mind fixed on any one subject especially when due to masturbation. Bad effects of Morphine habit. Insomnia.


      Tincture 10 to 30 drops should be given in hot water.

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'.