Fraxinus Americanus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      It is an uterine tonic; for nervous females. It is apt to be a useful remedy for all types of uterine displacements and fibroids. Said to be the medical pessary of the first order.

Mind

      Depression with nervous restlessness and anxiety. Must talk.

Head

      Hot spot or dryness on vertex. Throbbing pain in occiput.

Abdomen

      Heavy bearing down, extending to the thighs, or falling out sensation; with fibroids.

Female

      Uterus enlarged; heavy, prolapsed. Dysmenorrhoea. Profuse menses or leucorrhoea. Subinvolution. Sensitive ovary (left).

Extremities

      Cramps in feet; after midnight.

Fever

      Cold creeping and hot flushes.

Skin

      Infantile eczema.

Worse

      Injury. Sprains. Lifting.

Dose

      Ten to fifteen drops of tincture 3 times a day.

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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