Ambra grisea.

Ambra grisea.

Mind and Disposition.

Great restlessness.

Hastiness and nervous excitement when talking.

The fancy is crowded with fantastic illusions.

Aversion to talking and laughing.

[5] Embarrassed manner in society.

Despair, loathing of life.



Vertigo when walking in the open air, with weakness in the stomach.

Congestion of blood to the head, when listening to music.

Dartings in the head.

[10] Pressing pain in the forehead and vertex, with heat in the head, with pale face on alternate days, with fear of losing his senses.

The hair is sensitive to the touch, it falls out.

The scalp feels sore in the morning when waking : this is followed by a sensation of numbness, extending over the whole body.



Flushes of heat to the face.

Yellow color of the face.

[15] Spasmodic trembling and twitches of the facial muscles.

Cramp of the lower lip.



Offensive smell from the mouth, (in the morning).


Appetite and Taste.

Entire thirstlessness.



Sour eructations.

[20] Heartburn from drinking milk.



Sensation of coldness in the abdomen, (on one side only).

Pressure in the liver.

Pain in the spleen, as if something were torn off.


Stool and Anus.

Itching, smarting, and stinging at the anus.


Urinary Organs.

[25] Frequent micturition during the night, and in the morning after rising.

Increased secretion of urine, much more than the amount of fluid drank.

Urine, when passing, in turbid, brown, smelling sour.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Violent erections in the morning without sexual desire, with numbness in the parts.

Women. Violent itching, with swelling of the external parts.

[30] Menses too early, and too profuse.


Larynx and Trachea.

Hoarseness and roughness of the voice, with accumulation of thick, tough mucus, easily thrown off by coughing.

Itching, scraping, and soreness in the larynx and trachea.

Cough, with frequent eructations.

Spasmodic cough from tickling in the throat, with expectoration of yellowish, or grayish-white mucus, tasting salt or sour, in the morning ; without expectoration in the evening.



[35] Itching in the chest, and in the thyroid gland.

Oppression felt in the chest, and between the scapulae.

Asthma of old people, and of children.


Upper Extremities.

The arms go to sleep easily, especially when lying on them, or when carrying something in the hands.

Points of the fingers are shrivelled.

[40] Cramps in the hands sometimes, only when taking hold of any thing.

Itching in the palms of the hands.


Lower Extremities.

Cramps in the calves at night.

Sensation of contraction in the (right) thigh, the limb seems to he shortened.



Numbness of the whole body (externally) in the morning.

[45] Weakness in the morning, and at night, when awaking.

Spasms and twitches in the muscular parts.

Ebullitions and pulsations in the whole body, especially after walking in the open air.

Tearing in the muscles of the joints, often on one side, (from the small of the back through the right leg).



Disturbed by coldness of the body and twitchings of the limbs.



[50] Pulse, accelerated with ebullitions.

Chill, in the forenoon, with weakness and sleepiness, better after eating.

Heat. Flushes of heat flying, returning every fifteen minutes, worse towards evening.

Perspiration, at night, more on the affected side, and after midnight.

Perspiration from slight exertion, especially on the abdomen and on the thighs.



[55] Dry, itching, burning.

Burning herpes.

Suppressed eruptions.



One-sided complaints, (perspiration, tearing, numbness, sensation of coldness in the abdomen).

Especially suitable for lean or aged persons.

[60] Aggravation, in the evening ; while sleeping ; while lying in a warm place ; and on awaking.

Amelioration, when lying on the painful part ; after rising from the bed ; by slow motion in the open air.

“Materia Medica” by Adolf zur Lippe is a classic text in the field of homeopathy. It was first published in 1870 and has since become a valuable resource for practitioners of homeopathy.

The book is a comprehensive materia medica, which is a type of reference book that lists and describes the various substances used in homeopathy. It includes detailed descriptions of the physical and mental symptoms associated with each substance, as well as its traditional uses in homeopathic practice.

Adolf zur Lippe was a well-respected homeopathic physician who practiced in the United States in the late 19th century. He was known for his extensive knowledge of homeopathic remedies and his ability to accurately prescribe remedies for his patients.

“Materia Medica” by Adolf zur Lippe is still widely read and studied today by homeopaths and homeopathy students around the world. While some of the information in the book may be considered outdated by modern standards, it remains an important resource for those interested in the history and development of homeopathy.

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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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