Mind and Disposition.

Low-spirited, inclined to weep, longing for death ; music and other subduing emotions cause him to weep.

Ill-humor (in the morning), with disposition to weep.



Weakness of memory.

Painful dulness of the head, as ; after intoxication.

[5] Heaviness in the forehead and sensation as if the brain would fall out.

Pulsation in the forehead, vertex (when awaking in the morning), with heat in the face.

Painfulness of the scalp when combing the hair (the hair falls off).



Itching and biting in the eyes, on the edges of the eyelids ; when rubbing them they become red and feel worm.

Burning and heat in the eyes, with tears, especially when looking into a bright light.

[10] Discharge of hot, acrid, smarting tears, like salt water ; worse when rubbing the eyes, or early in the morning, on waking.

Twitching of the lids (uncontrollable).

Dim-sightedness, as if looking through gauze.

Sensation as if something were floating before the eyes, obliging one to wipe them constantly.



Stitches in the ears.

[15] Itching in the ears (and soles of the feet).

Humid herpes on the ears, with swelling of the cervical glands and livid, gray complexion.

Inflammation of the (left) outer ear, red, hot, swollen, burning, proceeding from a pimple in the concha, with stiffness and pain as the left side of the neck, shoulder and arm.



Bad smell before the nose (on waking).

Bleeding of the nose (in the morning).



[20] Livid complexion, with swelling of the cervical glands.

Great heat and brown redness of the face (during the siesta), with throbbing in the cheeks ; and forehead, and frequent micturition.

Scaly herpes on the eyelids, cheeks and around the mouth.

Dry lips, with peeling off.


Mouth and Throat.

Toothache, extending to the temples, to the left side of the face.

[25] The teeth feel as if they were too long.

Gums inflamed (left upper side).

Scraping in the throat, with roughness and dryness.


Appetite and Taste.

Bitter taste of the food when it is swallowed.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Eructations sour or empty, after dinner, followed by expectoration of frothy saliva.

[30] Nausea during pregnancy.

Vomiturition, straining to vomit, in the morning ; vomiting in the morning of sweetish water, with dryness in the nose and fullness in the forehead ; cold hands and feet, with thirst.

Tightness of the stomach and pit of the stomach ; the tight clothing is insupportable.

Painful hard place on the left side of the stomach.

Scirrhus or cancer of the stomach.

[35] Stitches in the region of the liver.

Pressure in the region of the spleen ; the spot is painful to external pressure, especially when sitting down soon after rising from the bed in the morning.

Sensation of contraction in the abdomen, as if a hard-twisted ball were lying in the umbilical region.

Labor-like pain, with drawing in of the upper part of the abdomen, extending to the small of the back and pressing toward the lumbar vertebrae, with flushes of heat in the face, palpitation of the heart, ineffectual urging to pass urine, which is finally emitted in small quantities and hot ; after the paroxysm, chilliness and milky leucorrhoea.

Sensation of soreness in the abdomen (when taking a deep inspiration).

[40] Painful sensation of coldness in the abdomen.

Distention of the abdomen, as after a copious meal.


Stool and Anus.

Constipation ; stool hard, dry, and only expelled with difficulty.

Stitches in the rectum, extending towards the left groin.


Urinary Organs.

Diminished secretion of urine ; also he drinks much, with frequent desire to micturate (at night), passing but little at a time.

[45] Frequent and profuse micturition (pale urine).

Urine has a bad smell ; of the color of chestnuts, reddish, with red sediment.

Before urinating, discharge of mild leucorrhoea.

During micturition, burning between the labia.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Burning in the genitals and impotence.

[50] Women. Itching in the vagina, inducing rubbing in the evening, succeeded by smarting, swelling, heat and induration of the external parts, with soreness in the vagina when urinating.

On the neck of the uterus a hard lump, and ulcerative pain during an embrace ; the pain worse in the morning than in the evening.

Prolapsus uteri.

During an embrace burning in the parts, followed next day by menstrual discharge of dark blood.

Menstruation too early and too profuse.

[55] Before and during menstruation, hardness of bearing.

Leucorrhoea, mild, corrosive, debilitating.

Appearance of the menses in the third mouth of pregnancy (blood black, flows in a stream).


Respiratory Organs.

Scraping and roughness in the throat, with hoarseness, relieved by sneezing, in the morning.

Cough (in the evening, in bed), caused by crawling below the larynx, with involuntary micturition.

[60] Dry, wheezing, hollow cough, caused by scraping and roughness and crawling in the chest, without expectoration.

Cough, with expectoration of thick, yellow or white mucus.

Aggravation of the cough morning and evening, while exhaling, from motion, from music, when awaking, when lying on the side, or when turning in bed.

Cough, with pain in the chest and sternum, compelling to press the hand on it ; stitches and soreness in the chest.

Pain in the back ; great sleepiness and profound sleep.

[65] Frequent desire to take a deep breath on account of a sensation of heaviness on the chest.

Shortness of breath, with sensation of heaviness on the chest.

The chest feels bruised, especially the sternum.

Stitches in the chest above the heart, with oppression of breathing ; in the right side, extending under the shoulder-blade, arresting the breathing.

Stitches in the heart.



[70] Pain, as if the small of the back would break ; worse at rest ; better from motion.

Pain in the small of the back like labor-pains ; strong pressure to urinate, and ineffectual desire to go to stool.

Pain in the back at night ; worse when lying.

The scapulae feel as if bruised.



Upper. Pain in the shoulders as if they had ham uncovered all night.

[75] Stitches in the arm from the shoulder-joint through the fingers ; they feel as if gone to sleep, insensible.

Deadness of the fingers, which grow pale and insensible (early in the morning, when rising), (with tingling and going to sleep).

Pain in the left thumb, as if sprained or stiff.

Lower. Humming and buzzing sensation in the lower limbs.

Pain of the sales of the feet, as from subcutaneous ulceration.

[80] Å’dematous, white swelling of both feet (feel cold and heavy).

Burning itching of the soles.



Great drowsiness, with frequent yawning.

Sleeplessness (before midnight) ; tosses about all night without any apparent cause.



Faintness (in the morning, when rising too early).

[85] Sensation of soreness, as if bruised.

Restlessness in the body while reposing.

Stitches in the joints.



Pulse small and weak ; when at rest, pulsation in all the arteries.

Chilliness predominating while at rest.

[90] Chill, with flushes of the face ; red cheeks and icy cold feet.

Chill, with great bodily restlessness.

Heat, mostly in the face.

Flushes of heat, with circumscribed redness of the cheeks.

Perspiration only during the morning, with heat and redness of the cheeks.



[95] Blotches like nettle-rash.

Large, greasy-looking, pox-shaped pustules over the whole body.

Herpes, furfuraceous and pustulous, dry, humid (on the backs of the hands and fingers, in the palms of the hands, on the ears, elbows, knuckles, and malleoli).

Itching, very violent towards evening.



Aggravation, in the open air ; on moving ; from eating cold food.

[100] Amelioration, from warmth.

“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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