Baryta muriatica

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


      Like Bar-c, this salt is also useful in old age and childhood, when mental and physical dwarfishness is present. It causes vascular degeneration causing hypertension when high systolic pressure with comparatively low diastolic tension is present, with cerebral and cardiac symptoms. It is a convulsive remedy. Convulsive attacks occur periodically, with starting and excessive tossing about. Electric shocks, with convulsions. Mania in every form when sexual desire is increased. Enlargement of the glands and induration, tonsils, pancreas. Multiple sclerosis of brain and cord. Icy coldness of the body, with paralysis. Voluntary muscular power gone, but perfectly sensible. Children who go around with their mouth open and who talk through the nose. Great weakness, wants to lie down. Leucocytosis. Child lies on the abdomen all the time, to shun the light. Stupid appearance. Hard of hearing.


      Idiocy. Sexual mania.


      Vertigo due to cerebral anaemia and noises in the ears. Heaviness of head (old people).


      Noises; on chewing and swallowing, sneezing, Earache better sipping cold water. Offensive otorrhoea.


      Sneezing in sleep; without waking.


      Uvula elongated. Tonsils enlarged. Feels too wide open. Swallowing difficult. Spasms of gullet at the cardiac end, pains immediately after eating, with tenesmus in epigastrium.


      Gone feeling in epigastrium. Sensation of heat ascending to head.


      Distressing throbbing in abdomen_aneurism. Induration of pancreas.

Urinary Organs

      Great increase in uric acid.


      Nymphomania. Tumour, or atrophy of ovaries. Sterility.

Respiratory organs

      Bronchial affections of old people, with cardiac dilatation; expectoration becomes easy.


      Toes cramp; better drawing up the limbs. Fatigue of legs as from long walk, with stiffness of joints.

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'.