Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Mercuric Sulphide is an antisycotic and anti-syphilitic remedy. Indolence and indisposition to mental work. General sensitiveness to touch; bones, scalp etc. While lying on right side, feels as if contents of body were being dragged to that side.


      Touch. Light. Dampness. Walking.


      Open air. Sunshine. After dinner.


      Pain outward along brows; encircling the eyes or like a saddle at the root of the nose. Redness of the whole eye.


      Heavy pressure at the root of the nose worse pressure of glasses. Discharge from the nose is acrid, foul, burning, watery or dark lumps.


      Dry mouth and throat, wakes from sleep; must rinse the mouth Hawks stringy mucous from throat; or lumpy mucous drops from the posterior nares. Naso-pharyngeal catarrh.


      Formication in the anus; as from a large worm. Bloody dysentery. Thin white stools. Green mucus diarrhoea, which stains the skin about anus and scrotum a copper colour.


      Jerking in penis; during sleep. Foul acrid sweat between scrotum and thighs. Warts on prepuce, esp. fan-shaped. Small red pimples on glans. Old hard chancres. Itching of corona glandis. Redness and swelling of prepuce.


      Leucorrhoeal discharge with a feeling of pressure in vagina.


      Heart flutters, then rushes of blood to the head.


      Nodes on shin bones. Left leg feels shorter than the right, while walking. Cramp in calves after walking. Pain in tendo achillis and os calcis when walking. Cold knees; or joints. Pain from elbow downwards into hands.


      Fiery red ulcers on skin and mucous membranes. Red eruptions. Violent itching and pricking. Sweat on nose. Honey combed ulcers.





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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