Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It produces catarrh of the mucous membranes of URETHRA; bladder, vagina. Burning, rawness is felt in the throat, in stomach, abdomen, rectum, urethra, fossa navicularis. Discharges; are thick, acrid, yellow, pus like, green, offensive, after violent inflammation. Suitable to persons of bilious constitution, with tendency to constipation.


      Night, in bed.


      Getting up and walking about.


      Veins of the forehead and temples are distended.


      On attempting to smile or speak his mouth seems to twist to one side.


      Swallows saliva constantly to relieve burning and dryness of the throat. Catarrh.


      Craving for oranges, onions, almonds and nuts.


      Burning in stomach and abdomen. Stools; gelatinous of transparent mucus, mixed with whitish, shining particles like rice worse night, in bed better getting up and walking about. Stools cold.


      Cramp, cutting, burning in urethra, after urination. Cystitis. Prostatitis with thick yellow discharge. Stringy gonorrhoea.


      Urethro-vaginitis, chronic, with profuse discharge. Acrid leucorrhoea in children.

Respiratory organs

      Catarrh of nose and throat with foetid expectoration.


      Cist. Copaiva

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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