Ustilago Maydis

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


      Corn-smut affects the female sexual organs; skin, hair and nails. Congestive, passive or slow bleeding or in clots; blood, dark, but watery. Dark haemorrhages. As of a knot; in uterus, bowels, throat etc. Loss of hair and nails. Prostration from sexual abuse. Adapted to tall, thin women; at climaxis.


      Climacteric. Touch. Motion.


      Great depression of spirits. Weeps frequently.


      Sticky secretion matting the hair. Milk crusts. Vertigo; with white spots before the eyes; at climaxis; with profuse menses. Nervous headaches from menstrual irregularities.


      Pain as if intestines were tied in a knot, colicky pain better by hard stools, or constipation.


      Irresistible desire to masturbation. Erotic fancies. Emissions; every night and even when talking to a woman.


      Vicarious menstruation, from lungs and bowels. Menses; half liquid half clotted; bright red; worse : slightest provocation. Menorrhagia; of climaxis; after abortion. Oozing of dark blood; clotted, forming large black strings. Cervix spongy, easily bleeding. Acute ovarian pain (left). Burning distress in ovaries (right). Soreness of uterus and ovary (left). Pains shoot down thighs. Foul, yellow or brown leucorrhoea. Pain under left breast; at margin or ribs, between periods; constant. Hypertrophy of uterus; sub-involution. Uterus feels drawn into a knot. Bearing down pains when child nurses. Fibroids. Tumours have been noted to have disappeared after its use. Menses suppressed, without cause with accompanying symptoms.


      Sensation of boiling water flowing along the back.


      Muscular contractions; of lower limbs.


      Dry, hot.


      Asaf; Bov; Secale

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'.