Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It has a powerful action on LIVER; and on head, where it is useful for neurasthenia; periodical; sick, menstrual or bilious headaches. Bruised, soreness is felt in various organs; liver, eyeballs etc. Pains ascend upwards, from forehead, stomach etc. Jaundice occurring every summer.


      Lying on abdomen.


      Jarring. Motion. Cold.


      Feels played out. No desire to do anything; wants to be let alone.


      Severe bilious-sick headaches worse stooping, motion, jarring.


      Eyeballs feel bruised. Yellow conjunctiva.


      Pressing at the root of nose, or squeezing on bridge.


      Dry, not better by water. Tongue; broad, with thick greenish yellow fur; feels drawn up. Salivation.


      Bitter, sour, hot; bilious; ropy, gushing; vomiting; sets the teeth on edge. Vomiting; with colic and cold sweat on forehead and back of hands.


      Liver enlarged enormously; with uneasy ache and jaundice. Gripping at navel. As if a string were tied in a stop-knot, around the intestines; which was suddenly drawn tight and gradually loosened. Cholecystitis. Gall stones. Jaundice, with arrest of menses. Weakness in hypogastrium. Stools; tarry; clay coloured or undigested. Cold sweat on forehead and back of hand during stool. Affections of pancreas.

Urinary organs

      Urine; orange yellow colour; thick black, syrupy. Bile and sugar in urine. Diabetes Mellitus. High specific gravity.

Respiratory organs

      Astringent expectoration.


      Yellow all over. Jaundice; chronic; recurring every summer; caused by drinking too much cider.


      Heat with aversion to uncover. Cold sweat on back of hands.


      Bry; Iris; Lept; Mercurius

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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