Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Nickel is a remedy for periodical nervous headaches; with asthenopia, weak digestion, constipation; of debilitated literary persons. Must sit up and hold the head with hands or has to put the arms on thighs when coughing; worse night. Violent hiccough; with thirst. Child must be held up during the cough otherwise it would be seized by spasms.


      Periodically; every two weeks; yearly.

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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