Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      In ordinary practice it was used as a powerful emmenagogue; but in homoeopathy it corresponds to many reflex conditions dependent upon disturbed uterine function and pregnancy. Nausea; with flow of saliva and inclination to vomit, in the morning; before breakfast, with sensitive uterine region. Sensitive stomach with much gas. Vomits on motion or raising up. Hyperemesis. Intermittent pain in ovaries, extending towards uterus. Uterine torpor, sterility from. Sensitive womb. Menses; late, scanty, watery. Subinvolution. Fibroids. Tumours in breast with swelling of axillary glands. Pain in neck. Menses tardy with sensation that the flow is about to start yet does not do so.




      Senec; Ustilago

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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