Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It is a muscular poison; causing paralysis of muscles without impairing sensations and consciousness. Sensation as if the brain were full of fluid. Discharges are foetid. Paralysis; facial, buccal, threatened of respiration; pseudo-hypertrophic. Diabetes mellitus. Catalepsy. Leprosy. As of a heavy weight hung to the parts_arms, legs etc.


      Motion. Dampness. Cold weather. 2 a.m. Right side.

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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