Oenanthe Crocata

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      It is a valuable convulsive remedy; useful in epileptiform, puerperal and uremic convulsions. Epilepsy; with priapism; worse during menses or instead of menses; pregnancy. Falls backwards and utters a loud cry before falling. Status epilepticus. As of a bug creeping under the skin about the waist; worse touch of clothes. Insanity; hallucinations. Face swollen; convulsive twitching of facial muscles; foaming at mouth, lock-jaw. Tendency to cry over little things. Rosy red blotches on face and chest, arms, abdomen. Burning heat worse head and throat. Profuse offensive sweat. Obstinate vomiting for days not relieved by anything.


      Injury. Sexual and menstrual disturbances. Water.


      Bell; Cicuta

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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