Caladium Seguinum

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


      It has a special action on GENITAL ORGANS of both sexes. Masturbation, and its results in men; pruritus vulvae in females; which may sometimes be due to thread worms finding their way into vagina, inducing masturbation and even nymphomania. There is a great desire to lie down and aversion to motion; but if he makes the effort he is strong enough. Attacks, like fainting, after writing and thinking; when lying down or when rising. DRYNESS of parts which are usually moist. Dry feeling Modifies craving for tobacco. Tobacco heart. Asthma, alternating with itching rash. Lascivious, ogles women on the street; but impotent. Unable to walk with closed eyes. Mosquito bites that itch and burn intensely.


      Cold air. Short sleep. Sweating.


      Sexual excess. Motion. Sudden noises. On falling asleep. Tobacco.


      Very careful about his health. Restless, cannot control himself after smoking. Refuses to take medicine. Forgetfulness. Nervous excitation. Fear of catching disease. Afraid of his own shadow. Foolish boldness.


      Vertigo; as if rocked, worse closing eyes and lying down. Numbness in side of head.


      Close, even while walking in open air.


      Sensitive to noise; slightest noise startles from sleep.


      Discharge of bloody mucus on blowing nose.


      Sensation as of a cobweb or crawling.


      Food eaten seems too dry; must drink to swallow Red, dry stripe, down centre of tongue widening towards tip. Saliva like white of an egg. Milk tastes sour.


      Feels full of dry food (with asthma). Burning in. worse deep breathing; taking tea or chocolate. Fluttering sensation. Tolerates only warm drinks. Eats without hunger and drinks without thirst. Thirstless for days.


      Sensation as of a long worm writhing in transverse colon.

Urinary Organs

      Urine; offensive, scanty.


      Flaccid, sweaty genitals. Impotence. Pruritus. Impotency, after gonorrhoea; with mental depression. Organs seem larger, as if puffed. Glans like a rag. Atonic pollution. Prepuce retracted, after coition. Genitals cold.


      PRURITUS VULVAE, inducing masturbation, with burning; from pin worms; during pregnancy. Violent sexual erethism or neurasthenia.

Respiratory organs

      Catarrhal asthma, mucus not readily raised, but better expectoration. Hard cough, with asthma. Sighing respiration.


      Weak, cannot get out of bed. Hands numb. Cannot walk or stand, with closed eyes.


      Feels rough and dry. Burning in spots; must touch the part, but cannot scratch them.


      Groans and moans anxiously; loudly in sleep. Vivid dreams.


      Cold single parts; feet. Sweat of sweetish odour, attracting flies. Low fevers. Falls asleep during fever, wakes up when it stops.




      nitricum acidum

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'.