Castor Equi

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Triturations are made from the scales of Rudimentary Thumb- nail of the horse. It acts on skin_causing its thickening, on nails, which become brittle and fall off. Bones esp. tibiae and coccyx_are painful. It is a highly useful remedy in cracked and ulcerated nipples of nursing women, excessively tender, cannot bear touch of clothing. Breasts swollen, sensitive worse descending stairs. Itching in breast, areola reddened. Nipples almost hanging. Warts on forehead and mammae. Psoriasis of tongue.

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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