Fagopyrum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      Commonly known as Buckwheat, acts upon the skin and the digestive organs. Itching is marked and is felt in different parts of the body, eyes, posterior nares; anus; deep in hands; legs etc. Visible pulsations of carotids and other arteries. Discharges are offensive. Pain in streaks. Senile pruritus.

Mind

      Inability to study, or remember. Depressed. Irritable. Exceedingly happy.

Head

      Pain deep in head with upward pressure. Headache with tired neck, better bending backwards.

Eyes

      Itching of the eyes. As if eyeballs were pushed out. Pain along lachrymal duct. Swollen, red, hot.

Ears

      Itching in and around.

Nose

      Sore, red. Fluent coryza, with sneezing.

Throat

      Itching in posterior nares. Post-nasal catarrh.

Stomach

      Scalding, hot, sour eructations. Nausea persistent better eating.

Abdomen

      Itching in anus.

Female

      Pruritus vulvae with yellow leucorrhoea, worse rest.

Heart

      Pain around the heart extending to the left shoulder and arm better lying on back.

Neck and Back

      Stiffness and bruised feeling in the muscles of the neck, with sensation as if nape would not support the head.

Extremities

      Pain in shoulders, with pain along fingers. Itching in arms and legs. Itching deep in hands. Feet numb, with pricking. Streaking pains in arms and legs.

Skin

      Itching better cool bathing worse scratching, touch and retiring. Eczema. Erythema. Intertrigo. Blind boils. Skin hot, swollen.

Better

      Cold applications. Pressure. Coffee.

Worse

      Scratching. Sunlight. Motion.

Related

      Pulsatilla

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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