Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Like Sepia the juice of purple fish affects the FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS prominently. It is adapted to sensitive, nervous, lively, affectionate women, who are very tired, weak and run down; must lie down which aggravates. Pains are diagonal, ovary to opposite breast. Climacteric sufferings.


      Touch. In Sun. Sitting. Lying down. After sleep.


      Before menses. Eating. Pressure and support. Putting head back.


      Great depression of spirits, a sort of deep hypochondriacal state. Anxious; apprehensive; better leucorrhoea. Memory weak, cannot find correct words to express himself.


      Squeezing at the back of head better putting hand on it or by throwing head backwards.


      Distressing coldness of the nose all day.


      Violent hunger even after eating. Sinking-all gone sensation.


      Painful weariness of loins. Weight in hypogastrium.


      Frequent urging to urinate. Urine smells like valerian. Slight discharge of blood while urinating.


      Pain stitching in genital; up through abdomen; into the breasts. Painfully sore uterus; consciousness of womb. Feeling as if something was pressing on a sore spot in the pelvis better sitting. Violent nervous sexual desire; nymphomania; from least contact with the parts. Bearing down pains; must keep legs tightly crossed. Copious menses with large clots. Leucorrhoea; thick; yellow, bloody; alternating with mental symptoms. Pain in mammae during menses. Walking difficult, all joints are weak during pregnancy. Prolapse, enlargement of the uterus. Discharge of blood through the vagina or bloody leucorrhoea, during stools. As if bones of pelvis getting loose.


      Lumbar pain impels walking which aggravates.


      Dry, as if about to crack. Hives.


      Lil-t; Plat; Sepia

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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