Euphorbium

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.

Generalities

      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.

Worse

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

Better

      Application of oil. Cold application. Motion.

Eyes

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

Nose

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

Face

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

Mouth

      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.

Respiratory

      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.

Fever

      High.

Skin

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

Related

      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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