Bellis Perennis

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


      Bellis is known commonly as a wound wort, therefore like Arnica it is a great traumatic remedy. It is especially useful in deep trauma or septic wounds of abdominal and pelvic organs; after major surgical operations. It removes the ill effects of auto- traumatism_excess of masturbation. It affects BLOOD VESSELS causing venous stasis, and varicose veins. Injuries to the nerves, with intense soreness better by cold bathing. Muscles become SORE AND BRUISED. Pains are hard, aching, squeezing or throbbing. It removes the exudations of swelling of many kinds due to injury. It is a suitable remedy to old labourers, and commercial travellers. Patients feel tired and fagged, desire to lie down. Boils all over. Near and remote effects; of blows, falls, accidents, railway spine. Ill effects of cold drinks, when overheated; wetting or getting chilled when overheated. Haemorrhages. Pus acrid destroying hair. Unbearable pain that drives to distraction, worse heat better cold. Sprains and bruises. Tumours from injury.


      INJURIES; Sprains. TOUCH. Cold baths or drinks. Becoming chilled when hot. Hot bath; warmth of bed. Before storms. Surgical operations.


      Continued motion. Cold (locally).


      Impulse to move.


      Vertigo; in elderly persons (cerebral stasis). Headache from occiput to vertex, or sinciput. Shooting pain.


      Effects of cold or iced drinks when heated.


      Soreness of abdominal walls. Fulness about the spleen, and stitches. Foul, painless yellow diarrhoea worse at night.


      Breasts and uterus engorged; uterus feels squeezed, sore. Inability to walk during pregnancy. Varicose veins during pregnancy.

Neck and Back:

      Falls on coccyx.


      Pain down anterior of thigh. Wrists, feel contracted as if from elastic band.


      Wakes too early, 3 a.m. and cannot get to sleep again.


      Boils all over. Ecchymoses, swelling sensitive to touch.



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'.