Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      The poison of this lizard which is known as Gila Monster causes benumbing paralysis like paralysis agitans and locomotor ataxia. the most peculiar symptom of this poison is the INTENSE ICY COLDNESS; as if frozen; from within outwards. Breath, tongue cold; cold feeling in lung and chest; coldness across scapula; burning in spine. Cold creeping ring around the body. In addition patient staggers while walking. Steps high and puts down heel hard; sensation as if walking on a sponge or as if with swollen feet. Turns to right when walking.


      Stretching. Warmth.


      After sleep; at night.

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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