Corallium Rubrum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Red Coral contains calcium carbonate, and iron oxide. It affects the MUCUS MEMBRANES esp. OF RESPIRATORY ORGANS; producing ulcerations and stringy discharges. Feeling as if cold air were steaming through skull and air passages. Patient is too cold when uncovered and too hot when covered better by artificial heat. Suited to nervous persons; syphilis and psora.


      Inhaling air, change of air; eating. Towards morning.


      Peevish, inclined to scold and swear at his pains.


      As if forehead were flattened. Headache, with severe pain in back of the eyeballs, worse inhaling cold air. Head feels large, empty, hollow. As if cold air were blowing through, when head is moved quietly or shaken.


      I lot and painful; bathed in tears on closing.


      Profuse secretion of mucus dropping through posterior nares, causing frequent hawking. Post nasal catarrh. Air feels cold. Epistaxis.


      Grows purple and black, with cough.


      Food tastes like sawdust. Bread tastes like straw. Beer tastes sweet. Craves salt.

Respiratory organs

      Almost continuous paroxysms of violent spasmodic cough; which begins with gasping for breath, and accompanied by purple face, and followed by vomiting of stringy mucus and by exhaustion. Reverberating minute-gun cough. Cough as soon as he eats. Continuous hysterical cough; or cough when the patient gives an isolated cough at regular intervals throughout the whole day. Air passages feel cold on deep inspiration. Whooping cough.


      Sleeps with head under cover.


      Very red flat venereal ulcers, on glans and under surface of prepuce. Psoriasis of palms and soles. Smooth spots of very deep red colour; changing to copper colour.





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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