Calendula

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Calendula homeopathic medicine for injury

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

Generalities

      It acts on MUSCLES; spine, liver, and is a remarkable healing agent in open, torn, cut, lacerated, ragged or suppurating wounds; pain is excessive, and out of all proportion to the injury. Haemorrhages; in scalp wounds; after tooth extraction. Disposition to take cold. Prevents pyemia. Sensitive to damp or open air. Cancer, as an intercurrent remedy. Application of sponge, saturated with hot solution of Calendula, after delivery, gives the greatest comfort to the patient. Paralysis after apoplexy. Promotes healthy granulation and rapid healing by first instance. Prevents gangrene.

Better

      Walking about or lying perfectly still.

Worse

      Damp, cloudy, weather. During chill.

Mind

      Extremely nervous, easily frightened, starts, with fright.

Head

      Weight on brain.

Eyes

      Blenorrhoea of lachrymal sac; yellow vision.

Ears

      Hears best on a train and distant sounds. Hearing acute.

Nose

      Coryza; in one nostril; with much green discharge.

Throat

      Painful swelling of submaxillary gland worse on moving head.

Stomach

      Heartburn, with horripilation. Nausea in chest. Hiccough, when smoking.

Abdomen

      Epigastric distension. Stools curdy. Jaundice. Stretching and dragging in groins.

Male

      Excoriation of prepuce after coition.

Female

      Warts at os cervix; os lower than normal. Hypertrophied uterus. Menorrhagia. Profuse offensive discharge after forceps delivery.

Neck and Back

      Bruised pain at angle of right scapula. Cold hands.

Skin

      Yellow. Horripilation.

Fever

      Coldness, great sensitiveness to open air. Shuddering in back, with warm skin. Heat in evening.

Related

      Arn; Bell-p.

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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