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


      A sarcode prepared from dried Thyroid gland of the sheep or calf. Thyroid has close connection with the HEART; moreover it exercises a general regulating influence on the mechanism of the organs of nutrition: growth and development. It affects the central Nervous System, skin and left side. A state of puffiness and obesity. Feels tired and sick, easy fatigue, wants to lie down. Fainting fits, tremors, nervous; of face and limbs. Stabbing, splitting, clutching sensation. Choking. Rapid emaciation. Goitre. Tingling. Myxoedema, with loss of hair; and cretinism. Arrested development of children. Infantile wasting. Undescended testicle in boys. Thyroid weakness causes decided craving for large quantities of sugar. Acromegaly; delayed union of fractures. TETANY, worse cold. Instantly. Hystero-epilepsy. As of a cold wind blowing on the body. Rheumatoid arthritis. Oedema. Mammary tumours. Low blood pressure.


      Least exertion or cold. Stooping.


      Lying on abdomen or reclining position.


      Stupor alternating with restless melancholy. Weeps, undresses. Homicidal tendency. Suspicious. Idea of persecution. Ill tempered worse opposition; goes into a rage over trifles. Grumbling; continuously. Laughing in a way peculiar to herself.


      Feeling of lightness in brain. Persistent frontal headache; heaviness over eyes. Falling of hair.


      Exophthalmic goitre. Progressive loss of sight with central scotoma.


      Sclerosis of ossicles.


      Dry, indoors; runs outdoors.


      Flushed. Lips; dry, red, burn; with free desquamation.


      Tongue thickly coated; metallic taste at tip.


      Dry, burning. As of a splinter struck across the throat.


      Desire for sweets and thirst for cold water. Vomiting of pregnancy.


      Cutting in liver worse deep breathing. Rolling flatulence with gurgling, then loose gassy stool. Bearing and aching down through pelvis into anterior thigh.


      Increased flow of urine. Diabetes mellitus. Urine smells of violets. Enuresis of weakly children.


      Amenorrhoea. Gnawing in uterus. Agalactea. Vomiting of pregnancy. Uterine fibroids. Mammary tumours. Puerperal; convulsions; insanity.


      Larynx dry. Dry painful cough on entering a warm room, from cool air. Breathlessness better lying in recumbent position.


      Palpitation worse least exertion; hammering; beats felt in ear. Tachycardia. Heart pains radiate into axilla; clutching, constricting, worse lying down; causing short breath. Hypertrophy after hard labour. As if blood were rushing downwards, through the body. Jumping sensation at heart. Large veins on arms and hands. Valvular diseases of heart.


      Quivering of limbs; tremors. Numb left fingers then right leg. Left hand icy cold. Cold clammy hands. Abnormal growth of limbs due to excessive exertion.


      Hot flushes; then chills, or drenching sweats. Oily musty sweat.


      Very dry. Itching without eruptions. Psoriasis with adiposity. Ichthyosis. Itching with jaundice. Peeling of lower limbs. Brawny swelling. Symmetrical serpigenous eruptions.


      Calc; Gloninum

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'.