Chelidonium majus.

Chelidonium majus.

Mind and Disposition.

Low-spirited and desponding, with inclination to weep.



Sensation of coldness in the occiput, ascending from the nape of the neck ; worse when moving, better at rest.

Stitches in the vertex, particularly when walking fast.

Tingling in and on the head.

[5] Scald-head.



Contraction of the pupils.

Painful pressure on the upper eye-lid.

Inflammation and nightly agglutination, with dimness in the morning.

Fistula lachrymalis.



[10] Sensation in both ears, as if wind were rushing out.

Whizzing before the ears, like wind.

Loss of hearing during cough.



Dry coryza, with partial (one-sided) stoppage.



Redness of the face, without heat.

[15] Tension and drawing in the (left) malar bone.

Itching in the face, and on the forehead.

Herpes in the face, especially the chin.



Sensation as if the larynx were pressed on the oesophagus, impeding deglutition.

Sensation of choking in the throat, as if too large a morsel had been swallowed.


Appetite and Taste.

[20] Longing for milk, which agrees well with him.

Bitter taste in the mouth.


Stomach and Abdomen.


Frequent rising of air.

Eructation, tasting like juniper berries.

[25] Nausea, with sensation of heat in the stomach.

Gnawing sensation in the stomach, relieved by eating.

Burning in the stomach.

Feeling of coldness in the stomach.

Cutting pain in the stomach when yawning ; soon after eating.

[30] Colic ; the navel is drawn in ; nausea.


Stool and Anus.

Constipation, stool hard in hard lumps.

Mucous diarrhoea, at night.


Urinary Organs.

Pressure in the bladder, with scanty emission.

Urine pale.

[35] Burning, darting and cutting in the urethra.


Sexual Organs.

Women. Menstruation too late ; too profuse, and of too long duration.

Vanishing of milk.



Oppression of the chest and respiration.

Stitches in the left chest during an inspiration.



[40] Pain (pinching) under the right scapula (hindering the motion of the arm).

When bending forwards or backwards, tearing pressing pain in the back, as if the vertebra were being broken asunder.



Upper. Paralytic pressure in the upper-arm.

Stiffness of the wrist.

The anterior joints of the fingers (of the right hand) became yellow, cold and dead ; the nails were blue.

[45] Fine tearing in the tips of the fingers of the (right) hand.

Lower. Paralytic weakness of the (left) thigh and knee, when stepping.

Stiffness of the ankles.

The toes are without sensation, and feel dead.



The limbs feel paralyzed.

[50] Stiffness in the joints (wrist, ankle).



Goes to sleep late.

Sleeplessness, with sleepiness.

Perspiration during the morning sleep.



Pulse small and rapid ; full, hard, but not very much accelerated, towards evening.

[55] Chill, internally, when walking in the open air ; better in the room.

Chilliness and coldness of the whole body, mostly on the hands and feet.

Internal heat in the evening, after lying down, without thirst.

Perspiration during sleep, after midnight ; in the morning hours ; ceasing soon after awaking.



Old, putrid, spreading ulcers.



[60] Great debility and lassitude after eating ; after awaking in the morning.

Desire to lie down after a meal.

Aversion to move ; he feels tired from the least exertion.

Aggravation in the morning.

“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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