Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      This remedy produces marked skin, throat and mental symptoms esp. depressed states at puberty and climaxis with exalted sexuality. Acridity. Burning, smarting, in various parts. Favours rapid healing of wounds.


      Cold; drinks; food. Anger. Dampness. Eating. Touch. Puberty, climaxis.


      Sudden vanishing of thoughts; forgets what she wishes to do next; her errand. Fear of insanity, of evil spirits. Depressed with sexual erethism. Bashful. Melancholy. Homesick.


      Feels empty, with vertigo, while walking about. Hair falls after acute sickness. Pain in vertex worse lying.


      Lids heavy; and sore. Eyes smart or burn on closing them. Dull ache behind the eyes. Intense inflammation; with loss of vision (for some days). Photophobia.


      Illusions of smell; of gunpowder, dung etc.


      Swollen, spotted. Herpes on lips.


      Profuse foul yellow saliva. Burning and pricking in the mouth not better by cold water.


      Cutting pains worse cold drinks. Choking sensation rises in the throat when speaking, preventing drinking though thirsty. Diphtheria. Tonsils swollen.


      Craves cold water. Swelled epigastrium. Vomiting of food, followed by severe colic and profuse diarrhoea. Aversion to meat, bread, wine. As of flame, rising from. Repeated green vomit.


      Bowels sore and burn. Colic worse cold drinks.


      Cough worse cold drinks. Aching behind the sternum.


      Pulse weak, very large and soft. Needle like stitches at heart.


      Biting vesicles on soles; desquamation and dryness of soles. Pain in thumb. Acrid, sticky foot sweat.


      Vesicles. Large blisters as from scalds. Brown crusts and scabs. Pemphigus. Dermatitis; with extensive vesiculation, oozing of sticky serum and formation of crusts.


      Arum-t; Canth; Rhus-t.

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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