Chininum Sulphuricum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Quinine sulphate acts on the NERVES causing great sensitiveness to external influences and periodical neuralgia. In BLOOD it causes rapid decrease of red blood cells and reduction of haemoglobin; with tendency to leucocytosis. Weak and nervous, little exertion causes palpitation. Retro-bulbar neuritis, with sudden loss of sight. Inability to remain standing. Falling in street. Wants to lie down. Deathly sick and faint; felt as if she would sink through bed.


      Nervous. Lost power of naming objects.



      Yawning. Pressure. Bending forwards.


      EXACT PERIODICITY. Cold 10- 11 a.m. Touch.


      Pain of malarial origin increasing gradually at noon worse at left side. Vertigo with tinnitus; with twitching of the eyelids; with throbbing headache. Orbital neuralgia.


      A net, fog or mote before the eyes. Can see objects only when looking sideways. Squint on alternating days (children).


      Tinnitus. Deafness. Meniere’s disease.


      Neuralgia pains return with great regularity better by pressure. Brow ague. Pale anxious face.

Urinary organs

      Deposit of straw yellow, granular or brick red sediment. Urine bloody.


      Cervico-dorsal spine aches or very tender; with oppression of breath.


      Acute articular rheumatism. Joints very sensitive.


      Itching. Petechiae. Urticaria.


      Anticipating chills. Thirst in all stages. Delirium during heat. Increasing fever and prostration, with profuse night sweats. Profuse sweat amel. but exhausts. Clear apyrexia. Typical malaria. Subnormal temperature.



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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