Lacticum Acidum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019


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


      This acid is found in buttermilk and is a valuable remedy for morning sickness, diabetes, rheumatic affections; breast troubles. It is suitable to anaemic, pale women. Nausea; on waking better by eating; in diabetes or pregnancy. Thirst. Voracious hunger. Fulness or lump like puff ball in throat. Pains in the breast with enlargement of axillary glands. Pain extending to head. Rheumatic pains in joints; knees; worse by motion. Flying pains in the limbs. Trembling of whole body, while walking. Frequent passing of large quantities of saccharine urine. Hot acrid eructations worse smoking. Salivation_water brash. Sweaty feet.

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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