Lac Defloratum

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


      Skimmed milk is useful in diseases with faulty NUTRITION; and anaemic condition of blood. Feels completely exhausted, whether she does anything or not; great fatigue when walking. Sensation as if cold air was blowing on her, even while covered up; as if sheets were damp. Sufferings from loss of sleep. Dropsy; from organic heart disease; and from chronic liver complaints. Persons or children who become sick on taking milk. Obesity.


      COLD; least draught. Wet. Hands in cold water. Milk. Loss of sleep. Weekly. Shut places.


      Rest. Pressure of bandage. Conversation.


      Despondent; better conversation; does not care to live; has no fear of death but is sure he is going to die. Horror of shut places.


      Vertigo; worse lying on left side; moving head from pillow; turning while lying; must sit up. Blindness then throbbing frontal headache, with much pale urination; worse noise, light, motion, during menses; better by bandaging, conversation. Migraine; ceases at sunset. Distress in head after injury. Faintness on extending arms overhead. Skull feels lifted up. Persistent headaches, for years. Head becomes sore on coughing.


      Photophobia; even candle light unbearable. As if eyes were full of little stones, during headache.


      Pale sickly look. Painless swelling of the face.


      Aversion to milk. Nausea and vomiting, with sensation of deathly sickness. Vomiting incessant with no relation to eating, first of undigested food; sour; then of bitter water; of pregnancy. Children suffer from coryza from drinking milk.


      Constipation, with ineffectual urging. Stools large hard; with great straining, lacerating anus. Persistent constipation better only by purgatives or enema with violent attacks of sick headaches.


      Boring, sore pain in kidneys. Frequent and profuse urination, with headache or other pains. Urination involuntary, while walking in cold air, while riding, or when hurrying to catch a train, and lack of sensation when the bladder is full.


      Menses; delayed; in girls who drink much milk; suppressed by putting hands in cold water. Scanty flow of milk; restores the milk.


      Tips of fingers icy cold, rest of the hands warm.


      Restlessness from loss of sleep.


      Always feels chilly.


      Very sensitive to cold. Symmetrical patches, causing itching and burning after scratching. Skin thickened at the edges of feet.


      Natrum mur.

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'.