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


      It acts on MUSCLES; spine, liver, and is a remarkable healing agent in open, torn, cut, lacerated, ragged or suppurating wounds; pain is excessive, and out of all proportion to the injury. Haemorrhages; in scalp wounds; after tooth extraction. Disposition to take cold. Prevents pyemia. Sensitive to damp or open air. Cancer, as an intercurrent remedy. Application of sponge, saturated with hot solution of Calendula, after delivery, gives the greatest comfort to the patient. Paralysis after apoplexy. Promotes healthy granulation and rapid healing by first instance. Prevents gangrene.


      Walking about or lying perfectly still.


      Damp, cloudy, weather. During chill.


      Extremely nervous, easily frightened, starts, with fright.


      Weight on brain.


      Blenorrhoea of lachrymal sac; yellow vision.


      Hears best on a train and distant sounds. Hearing acute.


      Coryza; in one nostril; with much green discharge.


      Painful swelling of submaxillary gland worse on moving head.


      Heartburn, with horripilation. Nausea in chest. Hiccough, when smoking.


      Epigastric distension. Stools curdy. Jaundice. Stretching and dragging in groins.


      Excoriation of prepuce after coition.


      Warts at os cervix; os lower than normal. Hypertrophied uterus. Menorrhagia. Profuse offensive discharge after forceps delivery.

Neck and Back

      Bruised pain at angle of right scapula. Cold hands.


      Yellow. Horripilation.


      Coldness, great sensitiveness to open air. Shuddering in back, with warm skin. Heat in evening.


      Arn; Bell-p.

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'.