Ocimum Canum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      This remedy is useful in diseases of kidneys, uterus, bladder and urethra. Symptoms of renal colic esp. of right side are pronounced. Sore pain in ureters. Renal colic with haematuria and violent vomiting; with wringing of hands, moaning and crying, all the time. Red sand in urine; which may be of saffron colour and of musk like odour. Swollen inguinal and mammary glands. Nipples painful to least contact. Vaginal prolapse. Urine scanty; which aggravates.

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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