Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      A remedy for torticollis and rheumatic symptoms about neck. Bubbling and boiling about the heart, rising to head. Stiffness of neck, drawn over to one side, in sore throat. Pain in nape as if dislocated, when turning the neck, or bending the head back. Bridge of nose feels pinched. Feeling of icy coldness in mid scapular region.

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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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