Berberis Aquifolium

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


      It affects the skin which becomes dry, rough, scaly, pimply. Eruptions on scalp extending to face and neck. Acne. Psoriasis. Dry eczema. Clears the complexion. It should be given in mother tincture in rather material doses.

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'.