Belladonna (Atropa).

Belladonna (Atropa).

Mind and Disposition.

Nervous anxiety, restlessness, desire to escape.

Stupefaction, with congestion to the head ; pupils enlarged -delirium.

Loss of consciousness.

Fantastic illusions (when closing the eyes).

[5] Rage, madness, disposition to bite, to spit, to strike and to tear things.

Disinclination to talk, or very fast talking.

Delirium, with frightful figures and images before the eyes.



Vertigo, with stupefaction, vanishing of sight and great debility.

Vertigo, with anguish, and falling insensibly on the left side, or backwards, with flickering before the eyes, especially when stooping, and when rising from a stooping posture.

[10] Congestion of blood to the head, with external and internal heat ; distended and pulsating arteries, stupefaction in the forehead, burning, red face ; worse in the evening -when leaning the head forward, from the slightest noise, and from motion.

Stupefying stunning headache, extending from the neck into the head, with heat and pulsation in it ; worse in the evening, and from motion ; better when laying the hand on the head, and when bending the head backward.

Boring headache in the right side of the head ; changing to stitches in the evening.

Pressing headache, as if the head would split, pupils contracted, voice faint.

Periodical nervous headache, every day from 4 P.M., till 3 A.M., aggravated by the heat of the bed, and when lying down.

[15] Jerks in the head, especially when walking fast, or when ascending steps ; better from external pressure.

Inflammation of the brain, with burning and pulsation in the head ; first in the cerebellum, then in the forehead, and later in the whole head -blood-vessels on the head and neck enlarged, shaking with the head or boring in the pillows ; worse in the evening, and when lying.

Hydrocephalus, with boring with the head in the pillows ; sensation as if water were moving in the head ; worse in the evening and when lying ; better from external pressure, and from bending the head backwards.

Headache, from taking cold in the head, and from having the hair cut.

Headache, worse on the right side.

[20] Headache, aggravated by moving the eyes, by shaking the head, when lying down, from a draft of air ; relieved by sitting up, leaning the head backward, from pressing the head with the hands.

External heat and soreness of the head.

Smooth, erysipelatous, hot swelling, first of the face, then extending over the whole head, with stupefaction or delirium ; violent headache, red, fiery eyes.

Stitches in the bones of the neck.

Convulsive shaking and bending of the head backwards.

[25] Boring the head into the pillow.

Profuse, pungent-smelling perspiration, especially on the covered parts, while the body is burning hot.



Congestion of blood to the eyes, and redness of the veins.

Heat in the eyes-distention of the sclerotica.

Yellowness of the whites of the eyes.

[30] Eyes sparkling, red, glistening, or dim.

Look, wild, unsteady, wavering.

Continued lachrymation (tears sharp and salty).

Distortion, spasms, and convulsions of the eyes.

Photophobia, or photomania.

[35] Ectropium.

Blindness at night (moon-blindness).

Things look red.

He sew sparks of fire.


[40] Squinting.

Paralysis of the optic nerve.



Inflammation of the external and internal (right) ear, with discharge of pus.

Stinging in and behind the ears.

Humming and roaring in the ears.

[45] Paralysis of the auditory nerves.

Inflammatory swelling of the parotid glands -stitches in the parotid gland.



Inflammatory swelling and redness of the external nose.

Bleeding of the nose, with redness of the face.

Over-sensitiveness of the sense of smell.

[50] Putrid smell from the nose.



Purple, red, hot face, or yellow color of the face.

Face pale, sunken, with distorted, anxious countenance.

Alternate redness and paleness of the face.

Convulsive motions of the muscles of the face and mouth.

[55] Spasmodic distortion of the mouth (risus sardonicus).

Erysipelatous swelling of the face.

Semilateral swelling of the face.

Nervous prosopalgia, with violent, cutting pains.

Lips dark red, swollen, indurated.

[60] Swelling of the upper lip.

Ulcerated corners of the mouth.

Mouth half open, or spasmodically closed by lock-jaw.

Stitches in the articulations of the jaws.

Swelling and inflammation of the sub-maxillary glands.



[65] Toothache, drawing and tearing up into the ear, with swelling of the cheek ; worse in the evening and at night ; aggravated by the cold air, by contact, while masticating, by mental exertion.

Grinding of the teeth.

Swelling of the gums, with burning heat and stinging.



Dryness of the mouth, without thirst.

Inflammatory swelling and redness of the inner mouth and soft palate.

[70] Tongue hot, dry, red, cracked ; or only red on the edges, with white coating on the middle ; coated white or brown, or covered with mucus.

Inflammatory swelling of the tongue, painful to the touch.

Heaviness of the tongue, with difficulty in talking.


Speaks through the nose speechlessness.

[75] Haemorrhage from the mouth.



Inflammation of the throat, with sensation of a lump, which induces hawking, with dark redness and swelling of the velum palate ; and pudendum.

Burning and dryness in the oesophagus.

Stinging in the oesophagus, in the tonsils ; worse when swallowing, and when talking.

The oesophagus feels contracted, spasms in the throat not permitting one to swallow, the drink swallowed is discharged through the nostrils.

[80] Continual inclination to swallow.

Tonsils inflamed, swollen, ulcers rapidly forming on them.


Appetite and Taste.

Loss of taste.

Taste bitter, insipid, sour (bread) or sticky, slimy taste in the mouth.

Excessive burning thirst, with constant desire to drink, drinks hastily ; or aversion to drink, or inability to swallow.

[85] Aversion to meat, acids, milk, beer.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Bitter eructations.

Gulping up of food.

Vomiting, of water ; of mucus ; of acid ; of bile ; of blood.

Empty retching.

[90] Painful pressure in the pit of the stomach and stomach, especially after eating.

Spasms of the stomach.

Painfully distended abdomen, very sensitive to the touch.

Colic, with restlessness, below the umbilicus, as from clutching and griping with the nails, worse from external pressure.

Flatulent colic, (with protrusion of the transverse colon, like a pad), ameliorated by bending forwards and by external pressure.

[95] Stitches in the left side of the abdomen when coughing, sneezing, and touching it.


Stool and Anus.

Stool in lumps, like chalk.

Frequent small diarrhoeic stools of mucus.

Thin, green stools, with frequent micturition and perspiration.

Dysenteric stools.

[100] Involuntary evacuations.

Before stool, perspiration.

During stool, shuddering.

Spasmodic stricture of the rectum.

Paralysis of the sphincter ani.

[105] Stinging pain in the rectum.



Retention of urine.

Difficult discharge of urine, (and then discharge of a few of bloody urine only).

Urine scanty, fiery red, dark, turbid.

Continuous dropping of urine.

[110] Paralysis of the sphincter vesicae.

Strictures of the urethra.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Inflammation of the testicles, great hardness in the, drawn-up testicles.

Women. Great pressing in the genital organs, as if every thing would protrude.

Spasmodic contraction of the uterus.

[115] Labor-pains too distressing, spasmodic, -too weak, or ceasing.


Congestion and inflammation of the uterus and labia.

Prolapsus and induration of the uterus.

Stitches in the organs.

[120] Dryness of the vagina.

Metrorrhagia, blood clotted, with violent pain in the small of the back, and bearing down.

Puerperal fever, nymphomania.

Catamenia too early and too profuse.

Menstrual blood of bright color, or of a bad smell.

[125] Lochial discharges in clots, and of bad smell.


Larynx and Trachea.

Larynx very painful, with anxious starts when touching it.

Constriction of the trachea.

Voice rough, with a nasal sound.

Hoarseness, loss of voice.

[130] Short, dry cough, from tickling in the larynx, with headache ; redness and heat in the face.

Cough, with stitches in the chest, in the lumbar region, as the hip, in the uterus, -pain in the sternum, with tightness of the chest,- with rattling of mucus on the chest.

Dry, spasmodic cough, with vomiturition, especially after midnight.

Barking cough.

Hooping-cough, with crying, or pain in the stomach before the attack, with expectoration of blood, (pale or coagulated), congestion of blood to the head, sparks before the eyes, spasms in the throat, bleeding from the nose, stitches in the spleen, involuntary stool and urine, oppressed breathing, stiffness of the limbs, shaking of the whole body, and general dry heat.

[135] The cough is renewed by the least motion, (especially at night).



Breathing labored, unequal, quick, with moaning.

Vehement expirations.

Feeling of suffocation when swallowing, or when touching and turning the neck.

Oppression of the chest in the morning when rising, cannot breathe in the room, better in the open air.

[140] Congestion to the chest.

Stitches in the chest, especially when coughing or yawning.

Violent palpitation of the heart, reverberating in the head.

Mammae swelled, inflamed or indurated.

Flow of milk.



[145] Stiffness of the neck.

Painful swelling of the glands of the neck.

Intense cramp-pain in the small of the back and the os coccyx ; he can only sit for a short time.



Upper. Arms heavy, as if paralyzed.

Scarlet redness and swelling of the arms and hands.

[150] Painful twitchings, spasms and convulsions in the arms and hands.

Lower. Coxalgia, with stinging pain or burning in the hip-joint ; worse at night ; aggravated by the least contact.

Involuntary limping.

Heaviness and paralysis of the legs and feet.

Tottering walk -when rising from bed in the morning, the legs refuse their service.

[155] Phlegmasia alba dolens.



Over-excitability of all the senses.

Spasms in single limbs, or of the whole body, in children, during dentition.

St. Vitus’s dance.

Epileptic spasms.

[160] Renewal of the spasms by the least contact, or from the glare of light.


Full habit (plethora).

Congestions (head, lungs).


[165] Burning in the inner parts.

Rheumatic pains (in the joints) flying from one place to another.



Sleeplessness, with drowsiness.

Somnolence -stupor- lethargy (with snoring).

Fearful visions, when closing the eyes to sleep.

[170] Starting, when closing the eyes, or during sleep, as in a fright.

Dreams anxious-night-mare.

Sleep, with moaning and towing about.



Pulse. Pulse accelerated, often full and hard, tense occasionally soft and small ; if glow, the pulse is full.

Chilliness in the evening, especially on the extremities (arms) with heat of the head.

[175] Cold limbs, with hot head.

Chilliness not relieved by the heat of the stove.

Chilliness as soon as he moves under the cover.

Internal and external burning heat, with restlessness.

Continuous dry, burning heat, with perspiration only on the head.

[180] Internal heat, with restlessness ; hot forehead and cold cheeks.

Dry heat, with thirst, and perspiration only on the head and neck (sour smelling).

Perspiration exclusively on the covered parts, during sleep, ascending from the feet to the head.



Dry, burning-hot skin.

Smooth, even, shining (not circumscribed) redness of the skin, with bloatedness, dryness, heat, burning, itching and swelling of the parts (especially face, neck, chest, abdomen and hands).

[185] Erysipelatous inflammations.

Scarlet-red rash (over the whole body).

Miliary eruptions.

Vesicular eruptions, with scabs, white edges and oedematous swellings.

Boils (returning every spring).

[190] Glands swelled, inflamed, painful, stinging.

Bleeding soreness of the bends of the joints.

Ulcers, with burning pain when touching them.



Indurations, after inflammation.

Liability to take cold, with great sensitiveness to draft of air, especially when uncovering the head.

[195] Bad effects from valerian, mercury, china and opium.

Aggravation, in the afternoon, and after midnight ; on moving ; from touching the parts even softly ; on walking in the wind ; from a draft of air ; on looking at shining or glistening objects ; while drinking.

Amelioration, on bending the affected part backwards or inwards ; from leaning the head against something ; while standing.

“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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