Cactus grandiflorus.

Cactus grandiflorus.

Mind and Disposition.

Sadness and bad humor ; taciturnity, melancholy, hypochondriasis.



Vertigo, from sanguineous congestions to the head.

Pulsating pain, with the sensation of weight in the right side of the head.

Heavy pain, like a weight on the vertex ; worse from sounds even talking.



[5] Dimness of sight ; cannot see at a distance ; objects appear to be obscured.



Hearing diminished by the buzzing in the ears.

Pulsations in the ears (otitis).



Profuse bleeding of the nose.



Face bloated and red, with pulsation in the head.



[10] Constriction of the oesophagus, which prevents swallowing ; which excites the frequent swallowing of saliva.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Nausea in the morning, lasting all day.

Acrid acid in the stomach, which rises in the throat and mouth.

Burning pulsation or heaviness in the stomach.

Constriction or pulsation in the scrobiculus.

[15] Pulsation in the coeliac artery (after dinner).

Copious vomiting of blood.


Stool and Anus.

Constipation ; stool hard and black.

Diarrhoea, watery, mucous, bilious (in the forenoon).

Sensation of great weight in the anus.

[20] Swollen, painful varices at the anus.

Copious haemorrhage from the anus.

Itching in the anus.


Urinary Organs.

Constriction of the neck of the bladder.

Irritation in the urethra, as if he would pass water constantly.

[25] Urine passes by drops, with much burning.

Profuse urine, of a straw color.

Urine, on cooling, deposits a red sand.



Sexual Organs.

Women. Pulsating pain in the uterus and ovaries.

[30] Sensation of constriction in the uterine region.

Very painful menstruation.

Labor suppressed.



Feeling of constriction in the chest, as if bound ; hindering respiration.

Sensation of constriction in the heart, as if an iron band prevented its normal movement.

[35] Acute pains and stitches in the heart.

Difficulty of breathing ; attacks of suffocation, with fainting, cold perspiration on the face, and loss of pulse.

Palpitation of the heart ; worse when walking, and at night when lying on the left side.

Chronic bronchitis, with rattling of mucus.

Haemoptysis, with convulsive cough.

[40] Spasmodic cough and copious mucous expectoration.

Pricking pains in the chest, with oppressed respiration, intense cough, sanguinolent sputa. (Pneumonia).



Formication and weight in the arms.

Å’dema of the hands ; worse in the left.

Å’dema of the feet, extending to the knee ; the skin is shining ; pressure with the fingers leaves an indentation.



[45] General weakness and prostration of strength.

Sensation of constriction in the throat ; chest ; heart ; bladder ; rectum.

Haemorrhages, nose ; lungs ; rectum ; stomach.



Sleeplessness without cause ; or from arterial pulsations in the scrobiculus, and in the right ear.

Delirium at night, on waking up.



[50] Slight chilliness towards 10 A.M.

Chilliness, with chattering of the teeth.

Burning heat, with shortness of breath.

Scorching heat at night, with headache, following a chill and terminating in perspiration.

Intermittent fever (quotidian) recurring every day at the same hour.

One o’clock in the afternoon slight chill, then burning heat, with dyspnoea, pulsating pain in the uterine region, terminating in slight perspiration : -(quotidian) 11 A.M., great coldness for two hours ; then burning heat, with great dyspnoea, violent pain in the head, coma, stupefaction, insensibility till midnight, then unquenchable thirst and perspiration.



[55] Dry, scaly herpes on the outside of the elbow, and on the right internal malleolus.



The intermittent fever attacks recur at the same hour.

Aggravation in the forenoon (diarrhoea).

At night (palpitation of the heart ; headache).

When lying on the left side (palpitation of the heart).

[60] After eating (weight in the stomach).

From noise and light (headache).

“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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