Zinc Iodide

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


      Heart; valves and nerves are affected. Jerking; starting; splinter like pains. Floating sensation. Undulating pain.


      Lying on left side. Heat.


      Hard to remember what he reads.


      Vertigo worse lying on left side.


      Obstructed; at night. Blowing of thick; yellow lumps. Hot and dry.


      Goitre pressing inwardly. Splinter-like pains.


      Coldness in stomach and bowels with tendency to perspire.


      Tickling in throat; the more he coughs the more tickling becomes. Undulating pain at border of right floating ribs.


      Palpitation when lying on left side. Myocardial exhaustion.


      Lower limbs feel as if floating; worse lying on left side. Cramps in calves, ankles better pressing feet to floor.



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'.