Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It acts principally on genito-urinary tract. Aching, full, tender bladder; not Better after urinating Constant desire to urinate and passes large quantities of clear, light coloured urine without relief Pricking, burning, cutting pain in urethra while urinating. Cystitis. Dysuria. NOCTURNAL enuresis: of children, without causes except habit. Retention and dysuria in pregnancy and after delivery. Dribbling urine; in old women, with involuntary stool. Much mucus in urine.


      At close of urination. Pressure. Motion. Sitting down.


      After noon; Lying.





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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