Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Pilocarpus is a powerful glandular stimulant; produces hypersecretion from upper respiratory tract; salivary glands and abnormal sweats. In addition it produces very important eye affections. Tendency to take cold and to sweat. Hot flushes, salivation, nausea and profuse perspiration. Limits the duration of mumps. Colliquative states. Exophthalmic goitre.


      Start of menses. Cold. Exhaustion.


      Very nervous and tremulous; has a fixed idea that she will murder all her family with a hatchet.


      Aches, with vertigo and nausea on using the eyes.


      Visual disturbances. Eyes easily tire from slightest use. Retinal images retained long after using eyes. White spots before the eyes. Lids twitch. Smarting pain in the eyes. Near-sighted. Pupils contracted. Exophthalmos. Squint convergent; after operation. Vitreous opacities.


      Nervous deafness; better in noise. Tinnitus. Serous exudation into tympanic cavity. Mumps; esp. when metastasis to the testes.


      Salivation; saliva viscid_like white of an egg. Tension in salivary glands.


      Exophthalmic goitre, with increased heart’s action; pulsation in arteries, tremors and nervousness.


      Nausea on using eyes or looking at moving objects. Stubborn vomiting of pregnancy. Diarrhoea, with flushed face and profuse perspiration.


      Orchitis; metastasis of mumps.


      Menses, start with coldness, throbbing in head and pelvis and backache.


      Violent ebullitions to heart and chest. Nervous cardiac affections.


      Much inclination to cough, with difficult breathing. Oedema of lungs. Frothy or profuse, thin, serous expectoration.


      Red. Sweats; with palpitation, general pulsations and tremors. Nervous sweats. Unilateral sweat.


      Agar; Ant-t; Ip.

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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