Carbo vegetabilis.

Carbo vegetabilis.

Mind and Disposition.

Restlessness and anxiety (in the evening, 4-6 P.M.).

Periodical weakness of the memory.

Sensitiveness and irritability.



Giddiness when moving the head.

Congestions to the head.

[5] Pressing headache, with tears in the eyes ; they are painful when moving them ; the hairy scalp is painful to the touch ; worse in the afternoon and evening, and after eating.

Spasmodic tension in the brain.

The external head is painfully sensitive to pressure, especially the pressure of the hat ; worse from taking cold, or when getting warm in bed.

Falling off of the hair, with itching of the scalp in the evening, when getting warm in bed.



[10] Weakness of the eyes from using them too much, and from fine work.

Haemorrhage from the eyes, with congestion to the head.

Nightly agglutination of the eyes.

Burning arid pressing in the eyes.

Itching of the margins of the eyelids.

[15] Black, flying spots before the eyes.



Every evening heat and redness of (the right) the external ear.

Deficiency of wax.

Suppuration (fetid) of the inner ear.

Pulsations in the ears.

[20] Swelling of the parotid gland.



Frequent and continuous bleeding from the nose, especially in the morning, or after straining to stool, with paleness of the face before and afterwards.

The tip of the nose is red and scabby.

Itching around the nostrils ; coryza, with hoarseness.



Greenish color of the face.

[25] Great paleness of the face.

Swollen face and lips.

Lips swelled, chapped.



Looseness of the teeth.

[30] Tearing toothache from salt food.

The gums recede from the teeth, (incisors).

The gums bleed easily and often.


Mouth and Throat.

Dryness of the mouth, without thirst.

Tongue coated white or yellow-brown.

[35] Stomacace.

Sensation of constriction in the throat.

Feeling of coldness of the throat.

Burning ; roughness ; rawness in the throat.

The throat is full of mucus, which can be hawked up, easily.

[40] Swelling and inflammation of the uvula, with stitches in the throat.


Appetite and Taste.

Excessive hunger or thirst.

Great desire for coffee.

Aversion to meat and fat things.

Bitter or salty taste.

[45] The food tastes too salt.

Acidity in the mouth after eating.

Weakness of digestion ; the plainest food inconveniences him.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Nausea in the morning.

Eructations of the (fat) food.

[50] Bloated abdomen after eating and drinking.

Vomiting of blood ; of the food in the evening.

Colic, with the sensation of a burning pressure ; much flatulence and sensitiveness of the pit of the stomach.

Pain in the stomach after loss of fluids, (while nursing).

Stitches under the ribs, especially in the region of the liver.

[55] Pain in the liver, as if bruised.

Distention of the abdomen from flatulency, with heat, frequent discharge of very fetid flatus.

Pain in the abdomen from riding in a carriage.

He cannot bear any tight clothing around his waist and abdomen.


Stool and Anus.

Constipation ; hard, tough, scanty stool.

[60] Diarrhoea ; thin, pale, mucous.

The stool, even if it be soft, is passed with difficulty.

Discharge of blood from the rectum.

Burning varices.

Burning at the anus, (after stool).

[65] Soreness of, and oozing of moisture from the perinaeum.


Urinary Organs.

Frequent and anxious urging to pass urine.

Copious emission of light-yellow urine, (diabetes).

Wetting of the bed at night.

Constriction of the urethra every morning.

[70] Red, dark urine, as if mixed with blood.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Frequent, involuntary seminal emissions.

Rapid discharge of semen during edition, followed by roaring in the head.

Women. Itching, burning and soreness of the parts.

Aphthae and itching at the pudendum.

[75] Menses too early and too profuse, (blood pale).

Menstrual blood thick ; corrosive ; of an acrid smell.

Thick, yellowish white leucorrhoea.

Varices on the parts, (pudendum).

Disposition to miscarriages.


Larynx and Trachea.

[80] Hoarseness aggravated by talking ; worse in the evening.

Roughness of the throat, causing cough.

Soreness and ulcerative pain in the larynx and pharynx.

Loss of voice at night, or when talking.


Chest and Lungs.

Oppression of breathing.

[85] Sensation of rawness and soreness in the chest.

Burning, pressing, and stinging in the chest, (hydrothorax).

Wheezing and rattling of mucus in the chest.

When breathing, painful throbbing in the head and teeth.

Spasmodic, hollow cough, (hooping-cough) ; four to five attacks every day, caused by a tingling irritation in the larynx ; expectoration only in the morning, yellow, like pus, -brownish, -bloody, -tasting putrid, sour, salt, and of offensive smell.

[90] Cough, with spitting of blood and burning pain in the chest.

Cough, with expectoration of pus.

The cough is worse in the evening ; till midnight ; from movement ; when walking in the open air ; from cold, wet weather ; from going from a warm to a cold place ; after lying down ; after eating and drinking, especially cold things ; from talking.

Brown-yellow blotches on the chest.

Palpitation of the heart, especially when sitting.

Erysipelatous inflammation of the mammae.



[95] Stitches in the back.

Rheumatic tearing in the back.

Painful stiffness of the back in the morning, when rising.

Swelling of the cervical glands.



Upper. Pain, as from contusion in the elbow joints.

[100] Tearing in the wrists.

Paralytic weakness of the fingers when seizing any thing.

Heat in the hands ; burning in the hands.

Icy-cold hands.

The tips of the fingers are covered with cold sweat.

Lower. Heaviness in the lower extremities.

[105] The legs go to sleep.

Cramps in the legs, and especially the soles of the feet.

Perspiration of the feet.

Toes red, swollen, stinging, as if they had been frozen.

Ulcerated tips of the toes.



[110] Numbness of the limbs.

Burning pains (limbs, bones, ulcers).

The limbs go to sleep easily.

Great debility and weakness as soon as he makes the least exertion.



Sleepiness in day-time (forenoon) with sleeplessness at night, on account of great restlessness.

[115] No sleep, with inability to open the eyes.



Pulse small, weak, imperceptible ; uneven ; intermitting.

Chilliness and chill, especially in the evening, with thirst-sometimes on one side only ; with great debility and icy coldness of the body. (Intermittent fever, with thirst only during the chill).

Heat after the chill, or by itself, in the evening and at night, in bed ; flushes of heat ; burning heat, generally without thirst.

Perspiration smelling putrid, or sour ; easily excited, even when eating ; cold.

[120] Night-sweat.

Morning sweat smelling sour.



General itching all over in the evening, when getting warm, in bed.

Burning on different parts of the skin.

Ulcers ; bleeding readily ; putrid ; with burning pain ; with acrid, corroding pus.

Lymphatic swelling, with suppuration and burning pain.

Glands swollen, indurated.



Evil effects from the loss of fluids.

The rheumatic pains in the limbs are often accompanied by flatulency.

The great debility is worse at noon.

Bad effects from over-lifting, and from getting cold in cold, wet weather.

The soreness in the limbs is worse in the morning, on riding.

Bad effects from the abuse of China, or Chininum sulphuricum.

It follows well after Veratrum, especially in hooping-cough.

China follows well after Carbo vegetabilis.


“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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