Concise Materia Medica by S.R. Phatak

Zinc Valerianate

Last modified on September 17th, 2018

Written by S.R. Phatak

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

Generalities

      Affects the nerves; ovaries and spine. Painful nervous effects. Neuralgia. Oversensitive; nervous and sleepless. Hysteria. Obstinate hiccough. Epilepsy without aura.

Better

      Rubbing.

Mind

      Excitable. Mentally distressed. Groundless fear.

Head

      Violent neuralgic intermittent headache.

Ears

      Tickling over left ear.

Face

      Prosopalgia.

Mouth

      Sour taste in a.m. Smothers on attempting to eat.

Abdomen

      Crampy pains from flatulence; in hypogastrium. Mucous colitis.

Female

      Overalgia; pain shoots from abdomen to thighs, to feet; during and after menses. Dysmenorrhoea; pains down the thighs.

Back

      Aching up.

Fever

      Chills after mental excitement or exertion. Cold parts burn as they warm up.

About the author

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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