Viscum Album

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


      Mistletoe affects the nerves and female sexual organs. General tremor as if all muscles are in fibrillary contraction. Neuralgia. Chorea from fright. Spinal pains due to uterine causes. Epilepsy, he felt a glow that rose up from feet to head. Gouty and rheumatic complaints. Blood would not clot and wounds would not heal. Sciatica, with otorrhoea.


      Winter; cold stormy weather. Motion. Lying on left side. Becoming chilled while hot. Suppression of menses.


      Fear of telephone.


      Vertigo; persistent; after epileptic attack. Sudden throbbing in vertex.


      Feels as if someone were dragging her down from the waist. Sore about waist.


      Urine milky; after standing.


      Metrorrhagia; blood partly bright and partly clotted and dark.


      Feeling of suffocation when lying on left side. Bronchial asthma, connected with gout or rheumatism.


      Palpitation, during coitus, in males. Hypertrophy. Low tension.


      Tearing, shooting, pains, in both thighs and upper extremity. Sciatica; with otorrhoea. Sensation of a spider crawling over back of hand and foot. Red hot coal applied to the heel as if. Glow sensation from foot to head. Lumbago from a chill, wants someone to press against the back.



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'.