Lappa Arcticum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      This remedy chiefly affects the skin; liver, joints and uterus. Heavy, sore, aching, as if lying uncomfortably. Numbness; lumbar region, of aching calves. Constriction.

Head

      Vertigo, with nausea and vomiting. Weight on vertex.

Eyes

      Redness about. Styes; crops of.

Nose

      Red across.

Face

      Inveterate acne; worse touch.

Stomach

      SOURNESS; sour taste to meat; all food turns sour, vomits it. Diarrhoea alternating with rheumatic symptoms.

Urinary

      Profuse and frequent urination, urine, milky, phosphaturia.

Female

      Bruised, sore, heavy feeling in uterus; with great relaxation of vaginal tissue. Uterine displacement worse standing, walking, a mis-step, sudden jar.

Chest

      Trembling in.

Extremities

      Front of thigh week. Old sores about joints.

Skin

      Eruptions; sticky on head, face etc. Moist foul eczema; of infants. Many small painful boils. AXILLARY SWEAT COLD; runs down chest; foul.

Better

      Cloudy weather.

Worse

      Cold; wet. Shaking. Lying on right side. Violent exertion.

Complementary

      Mag-c.

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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