Viola Tricolor

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


      Skin; of the scalp and urinary organs are the chief centres of action of this remedy. Combined urinary symptoms with skin affection. Nervous paroxysms after suppressed crusta lactea; eczema.


      Pressure on side opposite to painful side. Winter. Cold air.


      Cracked, gummy crusts on scalp, exuding profuse tenacious yellow fluid, matting the hair together; with swelling of cervical glands. Milk crusts.


      Urine offensive; smelling like cat’s urine. Enuresis.


      Seminal emissions; with vivid dreams; at stool. Swelling of prepuce with itching.


      Rheumatism, articular, itching like eruptions round the joints.


      Eczema; of childhood. Impetigo. Large boils all over the body; in scrofulous children.



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'.