Calcarea Sulphurica

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


      It is Dr. Schussler’s CONNECTIVE TISSUE remedy. Affects glands, mucous membranes, bones and skin Torpid glandular swellings. Cystic tumours. Fibroids. Tendency to suppuration, after pus has found its vent, comes within the range of this remedy. Pus; is thick, yellow, lumpy, bloody. Mucus discharges; are yellow; thick and lumpy. Recurrent or running ABSCESSES. Ulcers; malignant, corneal, deep. Fistula. Pains are cutting. Poor reaction. Infants; with bloody coryza, diarrhoea or eczema. Burns and scalds after suppuration starts in. Malignant growth after ulceration has set in.


      Open air. Bathing. Eating. Heat (local). Uncovering.


      Drafts; Touch; Cold; wet. Heat of room.


      Hurried. Despises those who do not agree with him. Grumbling, that his value is not understood by others. Sits, and meditates over imaginary misfortune.


      Scald head of children; with purulent yellow discharge.


      Conjunctivitis, with discharge of thick yellow matter. Red, itching tarsi.


      Flow dark wax. Pimples around the ear. Otitis after a slap.


      Bloody coryza; infants. Sneezing better open air.


      Pimples and pustules on the face.


      Tongue flabby. Taste soapy.


      Diarrhoea; of children, with discharge of pus or bloody pus. Stools, coated white. Painful abscess about anus, in cases of fistula. Diarrhoea, after maple sugar.

Urinary Organs

      Pyelitis. Chronic nephritis.


      Thick white leucorrhoea. Cutting pain in (right) ovary. Menses; late, long lasting.

Respiratory organs

      Choking croup. Empyema.


      Foot sweat foul, cold. Burning, itching in soles.


      Unhealthy; cuts, wounds etc. would not heal. Dry eczema worse in infants.


      Starts from sleep, as if wanting air.


      Hectic fever caused by formation of pus. Averse to covers, when cold. Dry heat at night. Easy sweating worse coughing.


      Hep; Silicea

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'.