Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Badiaga is the Russian name for the river sponge. It makes the muscles and skin sore worse motion, and friction of the clothes. Glands are swollen. General paresis. Buboes; chancres. Carcinoma, of breast. Infantile syphilis.


      Cold; air. Stormy weather. Pressure. Touch.


      Heat; warm room.


      After pleasurable emotions palpitation.


      As if enlarged and full. Pain in forehead and temples extending to eyeballs. Scalp sore. Dandruff. Headache, with inflammation of eyes.


      Neuralgia of eyeballs extending to temple. Twitching of eyelids (left).


      Slight sounds are greatly accentuated.


      Coryza, sneezing, watery discharge, with asthmatic breathing and suffocative cough.


      Hot. Much thirst. Breath hot.


      Tonsils inflamed, swollen worse swallowing solids.


      Lancinating pain in pit of stomach extending to vertebrae, and scapula.


      Syphilis of infants. Chancres. Buboes.


      Carcinoma of mammae. Metrorrhagia worse night, with a feeling of enlargement of head.

Respiratory organs

      Cough worse after noon better warm room; cough excited by sweets, candies etc.; EXPECTORATION flies from mouth and nostrils.


      Tremulous palpitation. Heart beats are felt from chest to neck worse lying on right side. Discomfort; soreness; pain about the heart, stitches flying all over.


      Sore to touch. Freckles. Rhagades. Raised and discoloured scars.


      Iod; Merc; Sulph.

About the author

S.R. Phatak

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'.

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