Lycopus Virginicus

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      A HEART REMEDY; lowers the blood pressure, reduces the rate of heart and increases the length of systole. Heart with many side symptoms, or associated with RAPID TUMULTUOUS HEART BEATS. Haemorrhages due to valvular heart diseases; or passive, from nose, piles, lungs etc. Shifting pains, from heart to eyes; head to heart; from heart to wrist etc. Toxic goitre. Ill effects of suppressed haemorrhoidal flow.


      Nervous, hurried and tremulous. Slow comprehension.


      Protruding (exophthalmic goitre); with tumultuous action of the heart. Supra-orbital pain (right) with aching in testicles (left).


      Brownish-yellow; expressionless; during menses; bloated.


      Eructations taste of tea. Diarrhoea in jaundice; from weakness of heart.


      Drinks large quantity of water and passes large quantity of urine; with irritability of the heart. Bladder feels distended when empty.


      Neuralgic pain in testicles with supra-orbital pain.


      Choking when lying down. Cough with haemoptysis and feeble weak heart. Heart cough. Deep, violent cough in the evening, and night without waking. Sweetish expectoration.


      Action tumultuous, violent; excessively rapid, stormy. Laboured heart at night. Palpitation and cardiac distress worse when thinking of it. Oppression at heart; pains, sore, aching, constricted. Pulse; large, full, soft, slow, weak, irregular, intermittent; does not synchronize with heart.


      Hot, ache beneath scapula (right).




      Excitement. Exertion. Heat. After sleep. Lying on right side. Abuse of heart remedies. Suppressions. Thinking of it.


      Cact; Coll; Crat.

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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