Cadmium Sulphuratum

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


      Its chief action centres on stomach and respiration. There is extreme exhaustion and prostration, with vomiting. Patient must keep quiet. Icy coldness even near a fire. Low form of diseases run to deathward. Weakness remaining after epileptic attacks, of one arm and one leg. Formication between the skin and deep tissue. Numbness; of parts, nose, head etc. Paralyzed parts painful or crawling in.


      Eating. Rest.


      Raising up. Least motion. Carrying burdens. After sleep. Stimulants. Open air. Cold. Sunshine. Walking. Ascending stairs. Vexation. Swallowing.


      Horror of solitude and work.


      Faintness on rising. Vertigo; room and bed seem to spin around.


      Opacity of cornea; from injuries or inflammation. Night blindness. Tears hot. Cannot read small type.


      Ozaena. Polypus. Boils on nose. Nose numb.


      Distortion of mouth; from facial paralysis. Trembling of lower jaw. Facial paralysis, left side; worse cold air; cannot close eyes; difficult talking and swallowing.


      Craves little drinks of cold water which are vomited at once. Burning and cutting pain; intense retching and gagging. Intense nausea and vomiting better quiet. Black vomit. Coffee ground vomit. Cancer of stomach. Least thing touching lips will excite nausea and vomiting. Dysphagia. Stomach symptoms worse carrying burden.

Urinary Organs

      Urine mixed with pus and blood.

Respiratory organs

      Suffocation on dropping to sleep. Chest contracted with asthma. Chest symptoms worse squatting.


      Blue, yellow, scaly. Horripilation; after drinking, with hot hands, with heartburn. Chloasmae worse exposure to sun.


      Breathing stops on going to sleep. Fears to go to sleep again. Protracted sleeplessness. Sleeps with open eyes.


      Yellow fever. Body icy cold.


      Zincum met.

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'.