Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It irritates the mucous membranes and skin, causing much secretion with a sense of dryness. Internal burning; in bones, at night. Pains of cancer. Slow inflammations. Blisters. Gangrene of old persons. Caries, Paralytic weakness in joints. Everything appears larger than it really is.


      Sitting. Rest. Beginning of motion. Mercury. Touch.


      Application of oil. Cold application. Motion.


      Sees same person walking in front and behind him. Diplopia.


      Much abortive sneezing. Coryza, with swelling. Acrid ozoena.


      Yellow blisters. Burning in cheek. Red swelling of cheeks.


      Teeth as if screwed together, brittle, crumbling; caries of. Mouth feels coated with rancid grease. Profuse saliva; salty. Thirst for cold water. Burning like fire in abdomen and stomach.


      Cough, with stitches from the pit of the stomach to side of the chest, day and night; with asthma.

Back and Neck

      Pain in coccyx worse on rising from sitting, worse after stool.




      Erysipelas; bullosum; of mucous membranes. Torpid, indolent ulcers. Vesicular erysipelas. Vesicles filled with yellow lymph or liquid. As if thin cord lay under skin.


      Nit-ac; Sulph.

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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