Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      This medicine produces congestions esp. to the HEAD; and profuse, bright red, haemorrhage which gives relief. Infantile spasms. Epilepsy from blow to head. Pain with debility. Feeling of rawness.


      Climacteric. Walking. Weather-changing stormy, rainy.


      Bleeding. Profuse urination. Vinegar (application).


      Wants to run away and hide. Fear of danger, and being arrested, or talking loudly, she whispers. Treacherous memory. Thinks everyone is looking at her. Wants to kill himself; or threatens to kill who approach. Religious melancholy. Weeping.


      Rushes of blood to head. VIOLENT; THROBBING, CONGESTIVE; nervous, periodical headaches; threatens his reason; better nosebleed; menstrual flow; application of vinegar. Fullness all over the head. Headache alternating with backache.


      Hot, heavy, wants to close them tightly for relief. As if they were too large.


      Dry, must breathe through the mouth. Profuse and frequent epistaxis, with general amelioration.


      Intensely red; and flushed with throbbing carotids and headache. Red before haemorrhages from nose, lungs, uterus.


      Frequent profuse urination which relieves headache.


      Recurring sharp darting pain in vagina and vulva at close of menses.


      Feels as if smothering; worse rapid walking. As if clothes were too tight across chest.




      Bell; Calc; Gloninum

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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