Justicia Adhatoda Basaka

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Very useful remedy for acute catarrhal conditions of the respiratory tract. Fits of sneezing with lachrymation and loss of smell and taste. Coryza; fluent, acrid, with violent sneezing, coughing or asthmatic attacks. Cough with tightness of chest, as if it would burst; with bronchial rattle; obstruction of breath and sneezing. Stiffening out, trembling and convulsions, with cough or fever. Whooping cough. Tough expectoration. Puffy hands and feet in a.m. Chilliness. Sensitiveness.


      Close room. Dust. Noise. Eating.


      Ip; Dros; Pulsatilla

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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