Daphne Indica

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Acts on lower tissues_muscles, bones and skin. Sudden lighting jerks in different parts of the body. Craving for tobacco. Parts of the body feel separated. Bruised pain. Foetid discharges_breath, urine, sweat. Exhaustion. Exostoses, with stitching, pressing or dull pain worse at night.


      Cold air. Waning moon. Evening, in bed.


      Sad. Absence of mind and indecisions. Despondent. Agitated.


      As if separated from the body; feels big. Soft nodular swellings on bones about vertex, pain worse at night and touch.


      Tongue coated on one side only. Saliva; hot, foul smelling.


      Stools scanty, bloody at end.


      Urine; thick, turbid, yellow, foul like rotten eggs.


      Prostatorrhoea worse tobacco. Erection during toothache. Toothache after coition.


      Shooting pains shift rapidly; upwards towards the abdomen and heart. Buttocks cold.


      Sleepless from bone aching. Dreams of black cats.


      Clammy sweat; offensive.



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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