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


      It acts on the female organs. Secretions are increased. Sensation of a lump rising in the throat. Frequent emission of copious offensive flatus. Increased secretion of urine. Bearing down with bilious vomiting worse standing. Menses; early of black clots; preceded by blindness. Sensation of milk flowing into mammae. Cramps from anterior thighs into the uterus before the menses. Profuse corrosive leucorrhoea with tenesmus. Somnambulism. Dreams of piecing bodies of her children together.





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'.