Bothrops Lanciolatus

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


      The venom of this snake is most coagulating, therefore it is expected to be useful in thrombosis and thrombotic affections as hemiplegia. Aphasia, without the affection of tongue. Nervous trembling. Great lassitude and sluggishness. Blindness from haemorrhage into retina. Day blindness_can scarcely see her way after sunrise. Paralysis of one arm or one leg only. Slight shivering, followed by profuse sweat. Intolerable pain in the big toe. Bone becomes bare from gangrene and becomes necrotic. Worse right side.


      Right side.

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'.