Magnesia Sulphurica

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


      Skin, urinary and female symptoms are marked. Diarrhoea with diuresis. Greenish urine with red sediment. Profuse dark, intermittent menses. Thick leucorrhoea as profuse as menses. As of a lump between shoulders. Back feels broken. Left arm and foot numb. Crawling in finger tips. Small pimples all over the body which itch violently. Warts; large, soft.


      Morning; on awakening.


      Rubbing. Walking.



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'.