Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      The action of this medicine is confined to stomach and BOWELS. Burnings in different organs are prominent. Body feels sore all over.


      Cheerful and talkative. Irritable.


      Burning in eyes; itching of eyelids; he rubs them; lids stick together, with sneezing.


      Violent chronic sneezing, in daytime only.


      Feeling of coldness at the edge of teeth. Burning, smarting and dryness of tongue and throat.


      Burning in liver. Pinching, gurgling in bowels, then sudden yellow or green, THIN STOOLS COMING OUT In prolonged gushes; with burning at anus; and much relief Vomiting and purging with fainting.


      Urine smells like onions.


      After stools.


      Motion in open air. After stools.



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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