Calcarea Iodata

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


      It is usually used for induration of glands, suggested by its two components. It can be given in enlarged tonsils filled with little crypts. Thyroid enlargement about the time of puberty. Adenoids. Flabby children subject to colds. Discharges profuse and yellow. Indolent ulcers accompanying varicose veins. Headache while riding in cold winds. Indurated growth in mammae, movable, painful on pressure, and on movement on arm. Profuse sweat.

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'.