Adapted to persons of a scrofulous diathesis, subject to venous congestion; especially of portal system.


Persons of nervous temperament, quick motioned, quick tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive to atmospheric changes (Hep., Kali c, Psor.).


For lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk and sit stooping; walk stooping like old men.


Standing is the worst position for Sulphur patients ; they cannot stand; every standing position is uncomfortable.


DIRTY, FILTHY PEOPLE, prone to skin affections (Psor.).


Aversion to being washed; ALWAYS AFTER A BATH. Too lazy to rouse himself; too unhappy to live.


Children: CANNOT BEAR TO BE WASHED OR BATHED (in cold water, Ant. c.); emaciated, big-bellied; restless, hot, kick off the clothes at night (Hep., Sanic.); have worms, but the best selected remedy fails.


WHEN CAREFULLY SELECTED REMEDIES FAIL TO PRODUCE A FAVORABLE EFFECT, especially in acute diseases, it frequently serves to rouse the reactive powers of the system; clears up the case (in chronic diseases, Psor.).


Scrofulous, psoric, chronic diseases that result from suppressed emotions (Caust., Psor.).


Complaints that are continually relapsing (Menses, leucorrhea, etc.) ; patient seems to get almost well when the disease returns again and again.


Congestion to single parts; eyes, nose, chest, abdomen, ovaries, arms, legs, or any organ of the body marking the onset of tumors or malignant growths, especially at climacteric.


Sensation of burning: on vertex; and smarting in eyes; in face, without redness; of vesicles in mouth; and dryness of throat, first r. then 1.; in stomach; in rectum; in anus, and itching piles, and scalding urine; like fire in ripples (Ars.); in chest, rising to face; of skin of whole body, with hot flushes; in spots, between scapulae (Phos.).


Sick headache every week or every two weeks; prostrating, weakening (Sang.); with hot vertex and cold feet.


CONSTANT HEAT ON VERTEX; cold feet in daytime WITH BURNING SOLES AT NIGHT, wants to find a cool1 place for them (Sang., Sanic.); puts them out of bed to cool them off (Med.) ; cramps in calves and soles at night.


Hot flushes during the day with weak, faint spells, passing off with a little moisture.


Bright redness of lips as if the blood would burst through (Tub.).


Weak, empty, gone or faint feeling in the stomach about 11 A.M. (10 or 11 A.M. > by eating, Nat. c); cannot wait for lunch; frequent weak, faint spells during the day (compare, Zinc).


Diarrhoea: after midnight; painless; driving out of bed early in the morning (Aloe, Psor.); as if the bowels were too weak to retain their contents.


Constipation: stools hard, knotty, dry, as if burnt (Bry.); large, painful, CHILD IS AFRAID TO HAVE THE STOOL ON ACCOUNT OF PAIN, or pain compels child to desist on first effort; alternating with diarrhoea.


The discharge both of urine and faeces is PAINFUL TO PARTS OVER WHICH IT PASSES; passes large quantities of colorless urine; parts around anus red, excoriated; ALL THE ORIFICES of the body are VERY RED; all discharges acrid, excoriating wherever they touch.


Menses: too early, profuse, protracted.


Menorrhagia, has not been well since her last miscarriage. “A single dose at new moon.”—LIPPE.


Boils: coming in crops in various parts of the body, or a single boil is succeeded by another as soon as first is healed (Tub.).


Skin: itching, voluptuous; scratching >; “feels good to scratch”; scratching causes burning; < from heat of bed (Mer.) ; soreness in folds (Lyc).


Skin affections that have been treated by medicated soaps and washes; haemorrhoids, that have been treated with ointments.


To facilitate absorption of serous or inflammatory exudates in brain, pleura, lungs, joints, when Bryonia, Kali mur. or the best selected remedy fails.


Chronic alcoholism; dropsy and other ailments of drunkards; “they reform,” but are continually relapsing (Psor., Tub.).


Nightly suffocative attacks, wants the doors and windows open; becomes suddenly wide awake at night; drowsy in afternoon after sunset, wakefulness the whole night.


Happy dreams, wakes up singing.


Everything looks pretty which the patient takes a fancy to; even rags seem beautiful.


Movement in abdomen as of a child (Croc, Thuja).




Complementary: Aloe, Psor.


Ailments from the abuse of metals generally.


Compatible: Calc, Lyc, Puls., Sars., Sep.


Sulph., Calc, Lyc; or Sulph., Sars. and Sep. frequently follow in given order.


Calcarea must not be used before Sulphur.


Sulphur is the chronic of Aconite and follows it well in pneumonia and other acute diseases.




At rest; WHEN STANDING; WARMTH IN BED; washing, bathing; changeable weather (Rhus).




Dry, warm weather; lying on the right side (rev. of Stan.).

The Importance of Materia Medica in Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that has been used for over 200 years. One of the key components of homeopathy is the use of materia medica. Materia medica is a collection of remedies that are derived from natural substances such as plants, animals, and minerals. Each remedy has its unique characteristics and is used to treat specific symptoms and illnesses.

H. C. Allen was a prominent homeopath and author of one of the most influential materia medica books, “The Materia Medica of the Nosodes.” His book provides a comprehensive guide to the use of nosodes, which are remedies made from disease products, such as bacteria or viruses.

The use of materia medica is crucial to the practice of homeopathy. Homeopaths use a patient’s symptoms to match them with the appropriate remedy from the materia medica. This process is called “repertorization.” By analyzing a patient’s symptoms, a homeopath can select the most appropriate remedy for that patient.

Materia medica is an ever-evolving field. New remedies are constantly being added as homeopaths discover new uses for natural substances. Additionally, homeopaths continue to explore the properties of existing remedies, discovering new applications for remedies that have been in use for many years.

The study of materia medica is an essential aspect of homeopathic education. Homeopaths must have a thorough understanding of the characteristics and uses of each remedy in the materia medica to be able to effectively treat their patients. This knowledge allows them to match a patient’s symptoms with the most appropriate remedy, leading to successful treatment outcomes.

In conclusion, the use of materia medica is a critical aspect of homeopathy. It allows homeopaths to treat patients in a natural and holistic way, addressing their unique symptoms and needs. The study of materia medica is an ongoing process that requires a deep understanding of each remedy’s characteristics and uses. As homeopathy continues to evolve, the importance of materia medica will remain a fundamental component of the practice.

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Homoeopathy is a system of alternative medicine that is based on the concept of “like cures like.” It uses highly diluted substances that are believed to cause similar symptoms as the illness being treated.

There are many online homoeopathic Materia medica, which are resources that list and describe the properties and uses of different homoeopathic remedies. Some popular online homoeopathic Materia medica include:

Boericke’s Materia Medica: A comprehensive reference guide to homoeopathic remedies, including information on their uses, indications, and dosages.

Clarke’s Dictionary of Homeopathic Materia Medica: A well-respected and widely used reference that includes information on the symptoms that each remedy is used to treat.

Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boer Icke: A popular homoeopathic reference book that provides in-depth information on a wide range of remedies, including their indications, symptoms, and uses.

The Complete Repertory by Roger van Zandvoort: A comprehensive online reference that provides information on remedies, symptoms, and indications, and allows users to search for treatments based on specific symptoms.

There are many writers who have contributed to the development of homoeopathic materia medica. Some of the most well-known include:

Samuel Hahnemann: The founder of homoeopathy, Hahnemann wrote extensively about the use of highly diluted substances in treating illness. He is best known for his work “Organon of the Medical Art,” which outlines the principles of homoeopathy.

James Tyler Kent: Kent was an American homoeopathic physician who is known for his contributions to homoeopathic materia medica. He wrote “Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica,” which is still widely used today.

William Boericke: Boericke was an Austrian-American homoeopathic physician who wrote the “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica.” This book is considered one of the most comprehensive and widely used homoeopathic reference books.

George Vithoulkas: Vithoulkas is a Greek homoeopathic physician and teacher who has written several books on homoeopathic materia medica, including “The Science of Homeopathy” and “Essence of Materia Medica.”

Robin Murphy: Murphy is an American homoeopathic physician who has written several books on homoeopathic materia medica, including “Homeopathic Clinical Repertory” and “Homeopathic Medical Repertory.”


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