Mind and Disposition.

Melancholy, peevish.

Low-spirited, with fearful anxiety, day and night.

Attacks of anger, with scolding.

Afraid at night (in the dark room ; the child does not want to go to bed alone).



[5] Giddiness, with sensation of weakness in the head.

Stitches in the temples.

Tension and tightness in the head, and of the scalp (forehead and temples).

Congestion to the head, with roaring in the head and ears.

Involuntary nodding of the head while writing.



[10] Pressure in the eyes, as if sand were in them.

Agglutination of the eyes (in the morning).

Inflammation of the eyes, with burning and itching of the eyes and eyelids.

Old warts ; on the eye-brows ; on the upper eye-lid (nose).

Movements before the eyes, as of a swarm of insects.

[15] Dim-sightedness, as if a thick fog were before the eyes.



Buzzing and roaring in the ear and head.

Spasmodic pain in the ear, as if the inner parts were pressed out.

Stitches in the (right) ear.

Painful swelling of the external ear.

[20] Feeling of obstruction in the ears.

Words spoken and steps re-echo in the ear.



Pimples on the tip of the nose.

Old warts on the nose (orbits, upper eyelids).

Itching in the nose, and of the nostrils.

[25] Coryza, with hoarseness, preventing loud speech.

Continuous dry coryza, with obstruction of both nostrils.



Yellowness of the face, (temples).

Spasmodic sensation of the lips.

Sensation of tightness and pain in the jaws, rendering it very difficult to open the mouth, or to eat.

[30] Arthritic pains in the lower jaw.

Semi-lateral paralysis of the face.

Itching eruption on the face.



Painfully elongated teeth, (incisors).

Stitches in the teeth.

[35] Gums suppurating, (fistula dentalis).


Mouth and Throat.

Swelling of the inner side of the cheek ; he bites it when chewing.

Dry mouth and tongue.

Accumulation of much mucus in the mouth and throng.

Speechlessness from paralysis of the tongue.

[40] Distortion of the tongue and mouth when talking.

Stuttering, difficult, indistinct speech.

Dryness in the throat, without thirst.

Constant disposition to swallow, (pain as if a tumor were in the throat).

Audible cracking in the throat.

[45] Sensation as if something cold were rising in the throat.


Appetite and Taste.

Aversion to sweet things.

Greasy taste in the mouth.

Violent thirst, (cold drinks).

Fresh meat causes nausea ; smoked meat agrees.


Stomach and Abdomen.

[50] Violent distention of the abdomen after a meal, (breakfast).

Sour vomiting, often followed by sour eructation.

Colic, with heat in the head, chilliness over the whole body ; better when lying down.

Swelled abdomen in children.

Painful swelling of the navel.

[55] The clothes press the hypochondria painfully.

Stitches in the liver.


Stool and Anus.

Constipation ; painful, fruitless urging to stool, with anxiety and redness of the face.

The hard, tough stool, is covered with mucus, and shines as if greased.

The stool is too small-shaped.

[60] Diarrhoea, with tenesmus and burning in the rectum.

Bloody stool, with soreness and burning of the rectum.

Itching at the anus, (after dinner).

Varices of the rectum, hindering stool ; large ; painful ; stinging ; burning when touched ; increased by walking, and when thinking of them.

Pulsation in the perinaeum. (Fistula in ano).

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


Urinary Organs.

Frequent and urgent desire to urinate, with thirst and scanty emission.

Involuntary emission of urine by day and night ; at night, when asleep ; when coughing, sneezing, and walking.

Burning in the urethra when urinating.

Itching of the orifice of the urethra.


Sexual Organs.

[70] Men. Increase of smegma about the glans.

Aching in the testes.

Itching of the scrotum.

Women. Menses too late, but profuse ; blood clotted.

Difficult first menstruation.

[75] During the menses, no blood is passed at night.

Pain in the back, (during the menses) ; yellowness of the face ; vertigo.

Aversion to coition.

Leucorrhoea at night.

Sore, cracked nipples, surrounded with herpes.

[80] Deficiency of milk.


Larynx and Trachea.

Burning and roughness.

Hoarseness and roughness, (early in the morning).

Aphonia, (in the morning), or from weakness of the organs.

Sensation of soreness of the larynx.

[85] Hawking up of mucus early in the morning.



Asthma, especially when sitting or lying down.

Stitches in the sternum, or deep in the chest, during a long inspiration.

Rattling in the chest.

Burning, stitches, and soreness in the chest.

[90] Palpitation of the heart, with languor.

Stitches about the heart.

Tight dressing about the chest oppresses the breathing.

Short, dry cough.

Dry, hollow cough, with soreness in the chest, caused by tickling and mucus in the throat, with expectoration only at night, of acrid-tasting mucus, which he cannot raise, but has to swallow it again.

[95] Cough, with pain in the hip, with involuntary passage of some drops of urine.

Cough is worse in the evening till midnight, from exhaling ; drinking coffee ; cold air ; draft of air ; when awaking from sleep.

Cough is relieved by a swallow of cold water.


Back and Neck.

Stiffness and tension in the neck.

Swelling, like goitre, on the throat.

[100] Painful stiffness between the scapulae, and of the back, especially when rising from a seat.

Itching and humid tetter in the nape of the neck.

Pain, as from a bruise in the nape of the neck.



Upper. Dull tearing in the arms and hands.

Great heaviness and weakness in the arms.

[105] Trembling of the hands.

Great heaviness in the right hand.

Paralytic feeling in the right hand.

Sensation of fulness in the interior of the hand when grasping anything.

Tension of the posterior joints of the fingers when bending them.

[110] Numbness, insensibility and tightness of the fingers.

Tearing in the right wrist-joint.

Lower. Sensation of dislocation of the hip-joint when walking.

Tension in the knee and ankle-joints.

Contraction and tension in the heel and tendo Achillis.

[115] Marbled skin of the legs.

Swelling of the feet.

Cold feet ; cramp in the feet.

Unsteady walk of children ; they fall easily.



Paralytic, trembling weakness of the limbs, paralysis (one-sided).

[120] Epileptic spasms (at night during sleep).

St. Vitus’ dance.

Tension and shortening of the muscles, contracting the joints and bending the limbs ; they become paralyzed.

Rheumatism in the limbs.



He starts from the sleep.

[125] Sleeplessness at night, with anxiety and heat.

Great sleepiness during the day.



Pulse only accelerated towards evening.

Chilliness predominating, frequently with coldness of the left side.

Internal chilliness, followed by perspiration, without previous heat.

[130] Heat in the evening, from 6 to 8 P.M.

Flushes of heat, followed by chilliness.

Perspiration when walking in the open air.

Morning sweat (smelling sour).



Itching of the whole body at night. (Itch).

[135] Injuries of the skin, which had been healed, become sore again.

Humid tetters.

Painful varices.

Soreness of children.



In the evening, great restlessness of the body (legs).

[140] Aggravation in the evening ; in the open air ; from colic.

Amelioration, especially of the rheumatic pains in the limbs, in bed, and from heat.

“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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