Lobelia Inflata

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It stimulates vaso motor nerves, causing increased secretions; RELAXATION; and weakness; with sweat; with deathly sickness all over; with oppressed rattling respiration. Sits with elbows on knees. Prickling all over. Cannot bear the odour of tobacco although addicted to its use. Nausea and vomiting, with nearly all the respiratory troubles, or gastric affections.


      Despondent. Sobbing like a child.


      Dull heavy pain. Vertigo with fear of death.


      Deafness due to suppressed discharges (otorrhoea) or eczema.


      Bathed in cold sweat. Neuralgia of face (left), with retarded menses.


      Profuse flow of saliva; with retching, hiccough; dyspnoea; with good appetite.


      As of a lump in throat; impeding deglutition.


      As of a lump in. Deathly nausea; with vertigo; better by a little drink or food; worse night and early morning. Nausea and vomiting, with profuse sweat; on face (cold); with respiratory symptoms. Faintness and weakness in epigastrium. Acid burning taste.


      Deep red urine; with red sediment. Urine suppressed or infrequent.


      Morning sickness; suddenly disappears better by a little food and drink. Labour pains with shortness of breath. Pain in her sacrum and a sense of weight in her genitals.


      Dyspnoea; nervous; with labour pains; as from a wedge in larynx; with general prickling, better rapid walking. Asthma. Spasmodic cough, with sneezing; belching; or gastric pain. Rattle in chest but does not expectorate. Constriction or oppressive fulness in chest. Senile emphysema.


      Feels as if it would stop. Pulse; weak or soft, flowing.


      Pain in sacrum; cannot bear slightest touch; sits leaning forward.


      Plaques of oedema; with ecchymoses. Prickling and itching, with nausea.


      Rapid walking. Eating a little.


      Cold bathing. Suppressions. Sleep; after. Tobacco. Tea. Foreign bodies. Slightest motion.


      Ant-t; Ip; Tabacum

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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