Lapis Albus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Lapis Albus homeopathic medicine for hyperthyroidism

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


      It is Silico-fluoride of Calcium; a remedy for new growths and glandular affections. Pains are burning, stinging, shooting. Uterine; carcinoma; fibroids tumours, with intense burning pains and profuse haemorrhages. Severe menstrual pains causing swooning. Enlargement of the glands esp. cervical which are elastic and pliable rather than stony hard. Sarcoma. Lipoma. Glandular swellings where no glands are usually found.

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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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