Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It produces paresis of the pneumo-gastric nerve interfering with respiration and producing profuse secretion in bronchial tubes. Suffocation on falling to sleep or on awakening. Asthma and emphysema with dilated heart. Rattling breathing. Bronchorrhoea with tenacious, whitish expectoration. Cannot breathe when lying down. Cutting sore pain in the region of spleen extending to hips. Spleen enlarged. Cheyne Stroke respiration.


      Falling to sleep. Motion. In the dark.



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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