Viola Odorata

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


      Sweet Violet produces great nervous debility. Affects ears, eyes, wrists (right) and skin. Combined eye, ear and kidney symptoms. Worm affections in children. Tension. Suited to tall, thin, nervous girls. Nervous activity, then sudden exhaustion.


      Cloudy weather. Cold air. Music. Puberty. Suppressed discharges.


      Inclined to weep, without knowing why. Aversion to music, esp., violin. Childish behaviour; despondent; refuses eating; talks in low soft voice.


      Tension in scalp extending to upper part of the face. Headache across the forehead, above the eyebrows; must knit the brows. Burning in forehead.


      Pain from eyes (left) to vertex worse cough; choroiditis. Illusions of vision; fiery, serpentine circles. Cramp in eyes. Lids tend to close without physical sleepiness.


      Affection, with pain in eyeballs. Otorrhoea; recurrent; from birth. Deafness.


      Tip numb; as from a blow.


      Craves meat.


      Itching at anus. Worms.


      Urine milky with strong smell. Enuresis; in nervous children.


      Dyspnoea, during pregnancy.


      Oppression of chest; as of weight on. Difficult breathing, anxiety and palpitation. Long lasting spells of cough during day time only; with dyspnoea.


      Shoulders cold. Rheumatism of deltoid muscles and wrist (right) esp. in females. Trembling of limbs. Pressing pain in bones of fingers.


      Yawning and stretching without sleepiness.


      Dry, with moist palms.


      Puls; Spigelia

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'.