Books » Concise Materia Medica by S.R. Phatak » Moschus


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


      Musk is a well known perfume, which produces fainting in some by mere smelling of it; hence easy fainting in any diseased condition is its chief indication. It is suitable to persons of sensitive nature, hysterical women and men. Spasmodic, nervous effects with a feeling of coldness. FAINTS easily; while eating; during menses; from heart disease etc. Twitching; chokings; globus hystericus, ending in unconsciousness. As of a cool wind blowing on part. Tension, in muscles, skin, mind. Nervous; shuddering, laughter, hiccough etc. Buzzing, squeezing, plug like sensation. Poor reaction; diseases do not follow the normal course. Complains without knowing what ails him. Epilepsy, with shuddering as from a rigor or chilliness. Catalepsy. Imaginary diseases. Girls who are selfish, obstinate, self- willed, and much pampered; resort to all kinds of cunning to have their whims gratified. Coldness; general or of single parts. Parts lain on feel dislocated or sprained.


      Cold. Excitement. Suppressions, menses etc. Side lain on. During or after a meal. Pressure. Motion.


      Open air. Rubbing. Smell of musk.


      Hurried; tremulous and awkward; bursting activity, with weakness; so that everything falls from the hands. Violent anger, talks excitedly, raves, scolds, till mouth becomes dry, lips blue, eyes staring and she falls unconscious. Fears noise, dying; fears to lie down, lest one die. Imaginary sufferings. Uncontrollable laughter. Sexual hypochondriasis. One feels as if being rapidly turned around. Talks to himself and gesticulates. Sudden loss of memory.


      Vertigo, with fainting; as if falling from a height, worse stooping, better rising. Headache, with coldness, faintings, involuntary stools, and polyuria. Shivering in scalp.


      Turned upwards, fixed and glistening.


      Sounds as from report of a cannon. Rushing, fleeting sound. Nervous deafness.


      Bleed, with spasmodic jerking of muscles.


      One cheek red but cold, other pale and hot. Lips blue. Chewing motion of the lower jaw.


      Desire for black coffee, beer and brandy. Everything tastes flat. Violent eructations. Spasmodic nervous hiccough. Aversion to food. Faints while eating. Nausea, on seeing or thought of food.


      Tension in abdomen as if clothes were too tight. Incarceration of flatus. Stools of sweetish odour. Stools are passed involuntarily in sleep.


      Copious watery urine. Diabetes. Urine normal during day, but dark red, offensive at night.


      Sexual desire increased; with insupportable tickling in the parts and tensive pain in penis. Impotence from diabetes. Nausea and vomiting after coition. Emissions, without erections. Erection, with desire to urinate.


      Sexual desire increased, with intolerable titillations in parts (in old women). Dysmenorrhoea, with fainting.


      Sudden nervous suffocation; wants to take deep breath; worse becoming cold; better belching. Chest oppressed; hysterical spasms of the chest. Cough ceases; mucus cannot be expectorated. Cough, with pain under left breast. Asthma.


      Anxious palpitation; with fear of death, says I shall die. Hysterical. Trembling around the heart.

Neck & Back

      Tension in back, before menses.


      One hand hot and pale, the other cold and red. Limbs; tense, feel too short. Coldness in tibia. Painful; restless.


      Sleepy by day; sleepless at night, awakes frequently.


      Sensitive to cold air, which makes him shudder. Skin cold. Burning heat with restlessness. Sweat smelling like musk.


      Carb-v; Castor; Ign; Nux-m; Val.