Cina (Semen santonici).

Cina (Semen santonici).

Mind and Disposition.

Piteous complaints and weeping.

Ill-humor ; the child is averse to being caressed and rejects every thing which is offered.

The child will not be touched.

Disposition to be offended by trifling jests.



[5] The head falls to the side and is jerked backwards, with twitches in the limbs and cold perspiration of the face.

Headache, before and after the epileptic attacks ; after attacks of intermittent fever.

The headache is aggravated by walking in the open ail, and from exertions of the mind.

Cold perspiration on the head (forehead) and on the pale, cold, bloated face, with blueness around the mouth ; twitching of the limbs and sleepiness, worse at night (after attacks of hooping-cough and epilepsy).



Pain in the eyes when using them at night by the candle-light.

[10] Dilatation of the pupils.

When looking at a thing steadily (reading) he sees it as through a gauze, which is relieved by wiping the eyes.

Weakness of sight (from onanism).

Aversion to, light.



Bleeding of the nose and from the mouth, with burning in the nose.

[15] Disposition to bore in the nose.

The child rubs the nose constantly, and bores with the fingers in the nose until blood comes out.

Sneezing, violent, with stitches in the temples.

Stoppage of the nose in the evening ; fluent coryza at noon the nose burns.



Paleness of the face, with sickly appearance around the eyes.

[20] Bloated, pale face, with blueness around the mouth.

Pale, cold face, with cold perspiration.

Pain (tearing) in the zygomata, aggravated or renewed by contact and pressure.



Grinding of the teeth.

Sensitiveness of the teeth to cold air and cold water.

[25] The teeth feel sore.


Mouth and Tongue.

Sensation of dryness and roughness of the mouth, especially of the palate.

Inability to swallow, especially fluids.


Appetite and Taste.

Canine hunger ; he is hungry soon after a full meal.

The child refuses to take the mother’s milk.

[30] Increased thirst.


Gastric symptoms.

Vomiting (and diarrhoea) after drinking.

Vomiting of lumbrici (and ascarides) ; of food and mucus.

Vomiting during the fever, with clean tongue.

Vomiting of the food and of bile.

[35] Frequent hiccough.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Cutting and pinching pain in the abdomen from worms.

Pain in the pericardial region, oppressing the breathing.

Painful twisting around the navel.

Unpleasant sensation of warmth in the abdomen.

[40] Bloated abdomen, especially in children.

Feeling of emptiness in the abdomen.

Audible gurgling from the throat into the stomach when drinking.


Stool and Anus.

Involuntary diarrhoeic, white stools.

Discharges of lumbrici and of ascarides.

[45] Itching of the anus.


Urinary Organs.

Involuntary emission of urine (at night).

Turbid urine.


Sexual Organs.

Women. Menstruation too early and too profuse.

Haemorrhage from the uterus.

[50] Labor-like pains in the abdomen, frequently recurring, as if the menses would appear.


Respiratory Organs.

Oppression of the chest, as from a cramp-like, contracted sensation in the chest.

Short, interrupted breathing.

Respiration wheezing and panting.

Suffocative attacks.

[55] Hoarseness, with much mucus in the larynx and trachea.

Dry, spasmodic cough, preceded by rigidity of the body and unconsciousness.

Hooping-cough, in violent periodically returning attacks, from a titilating sensation in the throat, as of a feather, and much tough mucus -in the morning without expectoration, in the evening with difficult expectoration of white, occasionally blood-streaked, mucus which is tasteless ; worse in the morning and in the evening ; better during the night ; aggravated by drinking, walking in the open air, pressing on the larynx, when lying on the right side, in the cold air, and when awaking from sleep.

Burning, stitches, and soreness in the chest.



Pain in the small of the back, as if bruised.



[60] Upper. Twitching of the fingers.

Spasmodic contraction of the hand.

Weakness of the hand ; he can hold nothing with it.

Cramp-like drawing pains in the arms and hands.

Sprained feeling in the wrist-joint.

[65] Lower. Rigidity of the lower limbs ; spasmodic stretching and twitching of the feet.



Epileptic attacks, especially at night, with or without consciousness, lying on the back ; violent screams and violent jerks of the hands and feet.

The body is stretched out and becomes rigid.

Dull stitches in different parts of the body.

Twitching and distortions of the limbs.



[70] Sleeplessness, with restlessness, crying and lamentations.

At night, restless, tossing about, and crying (children).

Wakes in the morning, restless and lamenting, in a start.



Pulse small, hard, and rapid.

Chilliness, with shaking or trembling, ascending from the upper part of the body to the head.

[75] Chill, with coldness of the pale face and heat of, the hands.

Chill, not relieved by external heat, with great paleness of the face, and mostly in the evening.

Heat, mostly in the face and head, often with paleness of the face.

Heat at night, with thirst.

Perspiration, generally cold, on the forehead, around the nose, and on the hands.

[80] After the perspiration (sometimes before the chill) vomiting of food ; at the same time canine hunger.



Suitable for children, especially when they suffer from worms.

When touched, or when moving, the body feels sore.

External pressure renews or aggravates the suffering.

Bad effects from onanism (eyes).

[85] Aggravation at night ; on looking fixedly at an object ; from external pressure.

“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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