Vespa Crabro

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


      Live wasp produces stinging, burning pains as if pierced with red hot needles. Convulsions, loss of consciousness, does not answer when spoken to, looks into space, has no recollection of the attack.


      Cold washing of hands.


      Hot stove, or in a closed room.

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'.