Natrum Phosphoricum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      This remedy is useful for conditions arising from excess of lactic acid, as a result of too much sugar. It affects duodenum; bile ducts, mesenteric glands and genitals. SOURNESS; eructations, vomiting, stomach, stools, leucorrhoea; expectoration, sweats etc. Ailments with excess of acidity. Infants who have been fed to excess, with milk and sugar. Deep yellow, creamy; discharges. Debility. Pricking sensation. Tightness of muscles and tendons. Jaundice (1x Trit.). Oxaluria. Worms. Swelling of lymphatic glands. Ill effects of mental exertion or sexual vices or both. Marasmus of bottle fed babies. Trembling and palpitation from thunderstorms. Cracking in joints. Nervousness; tired feeling. Leucocytosis.


      Sugar. Milk. Mental exertion. Thunderstorm. Gas light. Coitus. Walking upstairs. Bitter foods. Fat food.




      Mental weakness. Fear worse at night; that something will happen. Imagines that pieces of furniture are persons; he hears footsteps in the next room. Nervous, forgetful. Sad from music. Indifferent to everything; to his family. Sits quite still for a long time. Easily frightened.


      Feels dull in the morning. Cutting pain in temples (right) while studying. Pressure and heat on top of head as if it would open.


      Golden yellow creamy matter from the eyes. Whites of the eyes dirty yellow. Eyes weak worse gas light. Squinting, with worms. One pupil dilated.


      One ear red, hot, itching, scratches until it bleeds; with gastric affections and acidity. As if water falling in, from a height.


      Itching. Offensive odour before nose. Yellow thick offensive mucus. Child picks nose. Pricking; with lachrymation.


      Itching about mouth. Pale, or red on alternate sides. Florid.


      Blisters on tip of tongue. YELLOW CREAMY COATING AT THE BASE OF TONGUE; on tonsils, or roof of mouth. Thin moist coating on the tongue. As of a hair on tongue. Grinding of teeth; children. Pricking, numbness of whole mouth.


      As of a lump; preventing speech. Swallowing difficult. Yellow coating on tonsils.


      Sour eructations. Vomiting of sour cheesy masses. Desire for strong tasting things; eggs, fried fish, beer which better . Aversion to bread and butter.


      While at stool, sensation as if a marble dropped down descending colon. Noisy flatulence. Fullness in abdomen worse standing or eating a little. Gastro-duodenal catarrh. Jaundice. Urging to stool and urination after coitus (men). Stools hacked. Greenish diarrhoea. Itching at anus. Afraid to pass flatus lest the stool escape. Sclerosis of liver and hepatic form of diabetes esp. when there is a succession of boils. Round or thread worms.


      Urging to urinate and burning and itching at meatus after coition. Must wait for urine to start.


      Semen; thin watery, smells like stale urine. Emissions followed by weak back and trembling of knees. Itching of scrotum, prepuce.


      Sterility; with acid secretions from vagina. Leucorrhoea, sour, creamy, honey coloured or acid and watery. Morning sickness, with sour vomiting. During menses, feet icy cold during day; burn at night, in bed.


      Respiration difficult. Cough worse sitting. Chest feels empty after eating. Pain in chest worse deep breathing and pressure.


      Trembling about heart worse going upstairs; after menses. Feeling as if a bubble started from heart and was forced through arteries. Heart pains are better when big toe pains. Heart pains alternating with rheumatic pains. Anxious palpitation, after a thunderstorm.


      Weakness after coition. Heavy dragging in the back. Swelling of glands of neck extending to chest. Goitre with feeling of pressure.


      Aching in wrists and finger joints. Trembling of limbs after coition. Rheumatism. Feet icy cold during day, burn at night. Synovial crepitation. Cramps in hands while writing. Legs give way while walking.


      Itching in various parts, esp. of ankles, even eczematous eruptions. Hives. Skin smooth red, shining.


      Sleepy in the forenoon, but sleepless before midnight. Dreams; anxious, amorous, of dead people. Very drowsy; falls asleep while sitting.


      Feet icy cold in day time, burn at night.


      Cina; Kali-s; Kreosotum

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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