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.

Generalities

      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.

Mind

      Despondent. Sobbing like a child.

Head

      Dull heavy pain. Vertigo with fear of death.

Ears

      Deafness due to suppressed discharges (otorrhoea) or eczema.

Face

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

Mouth

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

Throat

      As of a lump in throat; impeding deglutition.

Stomach

      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.

Urinary

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

Female

      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.

Respiratory

      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.

Heart

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

Back

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

Skin

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

Better

      Rapid walking. Eating a little.

Worse

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

Related

      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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