China (Cinchona officinalis).

China (Cinchona officinalis).

Mind and Disposition.

Indifference and apathy.

Disposition to be alone.

Ill-humor, with disposition to hurt other people’s feelings.

Nervous irritation, with slowness of ideas.

[5] Full of projects and ideas, especially in the evening and at night.



Congestion of blood to the head, with twitching in the temples.

Headache, from suppressed coryza.

Sensation, as if the whole head were bruised ; worse from exertion of the mind.

Sensation, as if the head should burst, with sleeplessness at night ; aggravated from touch, motion and stepping hard, ameliorated in the room, and when opening the eyes.

[10] Stitches in the head, with pulsation in the temples, which can be felt by the finger ; ameliorated by hard pressure, but aggravated by the movement of the head.

Sensitiveness of the scalp, especially the root of the hair, to the least touch ; worse when walking in the open air and from a draft of air ; ameliorated by strong external pressure and when scratching the head.

The headache is aggravated by a draft of air, in the open air, from the slightest contact, and relieved by bud pressure.



Pressure in the eyes, as from drowsiness.

Pressure, as from sand in the eyes, when moving the lids, with inflammation of the eyes, and worse in the evening.

[15] Redness of the eyes, with heat in them.

Yellow color of the eyes.

Sensitiveness of the eyes to the bright sun-light.

Dimness and weakness of sight.

When reading, the letters look pale, confluent, and surrounded with a white border.

[20] Incipient amaurosis after loss of animal fluids, (in drunkards).



Humming in the ears. (Hardness of hearing).

Stitches in the ears.

Heat of the outer ear.



Redness and heat of the nose.

[25] Tearing in the dorsum of the nose.

Frequent bleeding from the nose. (Haemorrhage from the nose and mouth).

Bleeding of the nose, after blowing it.

Dry coryza, with toothache and lachrymation.

Suppressed coryza, (headache from it).



[30] Face pale, sunken, (hippocratic), pointed nose, sunken eyes, surrounded by blue margins.

Pale, sickly appearance, as after excesses.

Complexion gray-yellow, or black.

Bloated, red face.

Hot face, especially when entering a warm room, when coming from the cold air.

[35] Face-ache, (neuralgia), irritated from the slightest touch.

Lips dry, coated black, wrinkled and chapped.

Swelling of the lips.

Swelling of the submaxillary glands, with pain in the glands during deglutition.


Teeth, Mouth and Throat.

Twitching tearing in the upper molar teeth, from taking cold in a draft of air.

[40] Painful numbness in decayed teeth.

Throbbing toothache.

Looseness of the teeth.

The toothache is caused by a draft of air, aggravated by smoking, the slightest contact, and relieved by pressing the teeth firmly together.

Black coating of the teeth.

[45] Swelling of the gums.

Putrid taste in the mouth in the morning.

Accumulation of mucus in the mouth.

Ptyalism, (with nausea), (from the abuse of mercury).

Tongue coated white or yellow.

[50] Thick, dirty coating of the tongue.

Blackish, parched tongue.

Burning biting, as from pepper, on the tip of the tongue, succeeded by ptyalism.

Voice husky or weak.

When he talks or sings, the voice is too deep.


Appetite and Taste.

[55] No desire for eating and drinking.

Desire for various things, without knowing which.

Longing, for acid fruit, wine.

Bitter taste of the food, (bread, beer, tobacco).

The food tastes too salt.

[60] Canine hunger, especially during the night.

Violent thirst, for cold water, (drinks but little at a time, but often).

Shuddering and chilliness, with goose-flesh after every swallow he takes.

Weakness of digestion ; the food is not digested, if taken too late in the day.

After a meal, distention of the abdomen oppression of the stomach, general languor, and disposition to lie down.

[65] Sour eructations after swallowing milk.

The thirst in intermittent fever only between the cold and hot stages, or during the perspiration.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Colic, from weakness and loss of animal fluids.

Milk deranges the stomach easily.

Pulsations in the pit of the stomach.

[70] Eructations, tasting of the ingesta.

Bitter eructations, (after a meal).

Vomiting ; sour, mucus, water, and food, blood, bile.

Distention of the abdomen. (meteorism), (dropsy).

Accumulation of flatulence.

[75] Incarceration of flatulence.

Rumbling, especially in the epigastrium.

Fermentation after eating fruit.

Emission of a quantity of flatulence, frequently very fetid.

Liver swollen, and very painful when slightly touched.

[80] Swelling, inflammation, induration of the spleen.

Stitches in the spleen, (when walking slowly).


Stool and Anus.

Difficult passage of the faeces, even when soft, (papescent), so from inactivity of the bowels.

Painless, very debilitating diarrhoea.

Stools loose, watery, yellow mucus, blackish, bilious, white, -undigested food.

[85] Diarrhoea from eating fruit.

Diarrhoea, particularly after meals, at night, involuntary.

In, the rectum, stitches, also during stool.

Tingling in the anus, as from ascarides. (Ascarides).

Discharge of mucus from the rectum.

[90] Bleeding haemorrhoids.


Urinary Organs.

Urine dark, turbid, scanty.

Scanty urine, greenish-yellow, with brick-dust sediment.

Frequent micturition.

Burning at the orifice of the urethra, especially painful if the clothes rub against the parts.

[95] Stitches in the urethra.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Sexual desire excited, with lascivious fancies.

Impotence, with excited lascivious fancy.

Nocturnal emissions, after onanism ; very debilitating.

Women. Congestion to the uterus with feeling of fulness and painful pressing to and sense of heaviness of the genital organs, particularly when walking.

[100] Profuse menses (black clots).

During the menses, spasms in the chest and abdomen ; congestion of blood to the head.

Metrorrhagia, with discharge of black blood ; with fainting and convulsions.

Discharge of bloody serum from the vagina, alternating with discharge of pus.

Painful induration in the vagina.


Larynx, Trachea, Chest.

[105] Hoarseness, from mucus in the larynx.

Sensation of soreness in the larynx and trachea.

Deep, husky voice when talking or singing.

Breathing wheezing, crowing, rattling, tight, oppressed and painful.

Difficult inspiration and quick expiration.

[110] Suffocative fits, as from mucus in the larynx.

Oppression of the chest, in the evening (at night, while lying).

Inclination to take a deep breath.

Oppression of the chest, as from fulness in the stomach, and caused by continued talking.

Stitches in the chest ; diaphragm.

[115] Congestion of blood to the chest, with violent palpitation of the heart.

Suppuration of the lungs, after haemoptysis (frequent venesections) with stitches in the chest, which are aggravated by pressure.

Nightly suffocative cough, with stitches in the chest.

Haemoptysis, (clotted blood mixed with pus).

The cough is aggravated in the evening, or after midnight ; from laughing ; from continued talking ; from lying with the head low ; from slightly touching the larynx ; from draft of air, after awaking ; from loss of fluids.

[120] Cough, with pain in the larynx and sternum.



Pressure as from a stone between the shoulder blades.

Pain in the small of the back at night when lying on it.

Insupportable pain in the small of the back, like a cramp, aggravated by the least movement.

Perspiration in the back and neck on the least motion.

[125] Stitches in the spine and shoulders.



Upper. Trembling hands, (when writing).

Icy coldness of one hand, while the other is warm.

Swelling of the dorsum of the left hand.

Blue nails.

[130] Lower. Hot swelling of the right knee, painful to the touch.

Weakness in the knees.

Uneasiness in the legs, obliging him to curve them and draw them up.

Swelling of the feet.

Rheumatic pains in the metatarsal bones and the phalanges of the toes, worse from contact, not from motion.

[135] Soft swelling of the soles.



Over-sensitiveness of the nerves, (from loss of fluids).

Numbness of the parts on which one lies.


Veins are much enlarged.




[140] Sleeplessness from crowding of ideas and making of plans.

Irresistible sleepiness during the day and after eating.

As soon as he goes to sleep, confused, absurd dreams.

While asleep, snoring, and blowing expiration.



Pulse small, hard and rapid, less frequent after eating ; irregular.

[145] Chilliness over the whole body, aggravated by drinking, with thirst before and after, not during the chill.

Internal violent chill with icy cold hands and feet, and congestion to the head.

Chilliness and heat alternating in the afternoon.

In the evening, in bed, he cannot get warm.

Heat over the whole body with enlarged veins.

[150] During the heat, thirstlessness, or only desire for cold drink.

After the heat, violent thirst.

Long continued heat, often coming late after the chill.

During the heat, desire to be uncovered ; delirium.

Perspiration very profuse, and very debilitating.

[155] Profuse perspiration during sleep, and from exercise in the open air.

Very debilitating morning and night sweats.

During the perspiration, increased thirst.

Perspiration on the bide on which he lies.

Suppressed perspiration.



[160] Yellowness of the skin. (Jaundice).

Skin flaccid and dry.

Swelling of the limbs.

Rheumatic, hard, red swellings.

Humid gangrene (of external parts).



[165] Paroxysms of pain caused by the slightest contact, and then gradually increasing to a great height.

The least draft of air causes suffering.

Bad effects from the loss of animal fluids. (Masturbation).

Aggravation at night after drinking, after the chills, from milk, from touching the parts softly.

“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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