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


      An oil is prepared from flowers known as Mullein oil which has been found useful locally in cases of deafness or earache. This remedy has a marked effect on the nerves esp. the inferior maxillary branch of the fifth nerve; ears; respiratory tract and bladder and left side. Soothes nervous, bronchial and urinary irritation. Produces catarrhs and cold; spasmodic effects and neuralgias. Tearing, stitching, cramping; squeezing, crushing, paralyzing pains.


      Drafts. Change of temperature. With every cold. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twice a day, at same hour. Talking. Sneezing. Touch.


      Deep inspiration.


      Pain in eyes as from contraction of the orbits.


      Deafness. Earache. Deafness from getting water in, as in swimming or as if stopped by a valve. Numb (left).


      Coryza, with hot lachrymation.


      Prosopalgia worse pressing teeth together, least movement; in malar bones.


      Copious salt water in the mouth.


      As of a lump or twisting around navel. Piles; obstructing stools; itching, inflamed.


      Enuresis; at night; worse coughing.


      Hoarseness; voice sounds like a trumpet. Frequent attacks of deep, hollow cough with sound like a trumpet; better deep breathing. Cough; nervous; without waking.


      Acon; Plat; Sepia

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'.