Chimaphila Umbellata

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It acts principally on kidneys and bladder, producing gravel in kidneys, and acute and chronic catarrh in the bladder (cystitis). Also acts on the glands, mesenteric, prostate, mammary and liver. Useful in hepatic and renal dropsies. Women, with large breasts; or plethoric women, with dysuria. Incipient and progressive cataract.




      Cold damp. Standing. Sitting; on cold stones. Beginning urination.


      Pain in frontal eminence.


      Halo around the light. Stabbing pain in left eye, with lachrymation.


      Jaws feel stiff, cannot close mouth at night; sleeps with the mouth open. Toothache as if being gently pulled worse after eating and exertion, better cold water.

Urinary organs

      Urine; ROPY or muco-purulent, foul; scanty; thick, turbid. Must strain before urine flows. Acute prostatitis with retention and dysuria, and feeling of a ball in perineum; as if sitting on a ball. Gonorrhoeal prostatitis. Fluttering in kidney region. Vesicle tenesmus worse sitting better walking. Cannot pass urine without standing with feet apart and body inclined forwards. Acute inflammation of urinary tract. Suppressed urine in infants. Clots of blood pass, with urine.


      Painful tumour in mammae; with undue secretion of milk; in women of large breasts, sharp pain through mammae. Rapid atrophy of the breasts.


      Berb; Cocc-c; Sabal.



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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