Dulcamara (Solanum dulcamara).

Dulcamara (Solanum dulcamara).

Mind and Disposition.

Great restlessness and impatience.

Inclination to scold without being angry.



Painful stupefaction of the head.

Delirium at night with the pain, and during the fever-heat.

[5] Vertigo when rising from bed, with darkness before the eyes.

Stupefying headache ; heaviness ; of the head.

Congestion of blood to the head, with humming in the ears and hardness of hearing.

Boring headache, from within to without, in the temples and forehead ; worse before midnight and when lying quiet ; better when talking.

Sensation of enlargement of the cerebellum.

[10] Digging pain in the forehead, with the sensation as if the brain were enlarged ; worse in the evening till midnight when becoming cold ; better when lying down.

Unpleasant sensation of chilliness in the cerebellum and over the back, with the sensation as if the hair were standing on end ; returning every day in the evening.

Thick crusts on the scalp, causing the hair to fall off.



Twitching of the eyelids in the cold air.

Ophthalmia from catching cold.

[15] Dim-sightedness ; sees every thing as through gauze (amaurosis).

Sparks before the eyes.

Sensation as if fire were darting out of the eyes, when walking in the sun or in the room.



Bleeding of the nose, -the blood is bright-red, very warm,- accompanied with a pressure above the nose.

Dry coryza aggravated in cold air.



[20] Pale face, with circumscribed redness of the cheeks.

Thick herpetic crusts, brown or yellow, on the face, forehead and chin.

Crusta lactea.

Humid eruptions ; on the cheeks.

Warts ; and eruption in the face.

Twitching movement of the lips when the air is cold.

[25] Distortion of the mouth ; it is drawn to one side.


Mouth and Throat.

Inflammation of the throat after catching cold.

Dryness (and roughness) of the tongue, with much thirst and increased flow of saliva.

Swelling of the tongue, hindering speech and impeding breathing.

Paralysis of tongue (in damp and cold weather).

[30] Ptyalism ; the gums are loose and spongy ; saliva tenacious, soap-like.

Continual hawking up of very tough saliva, with much rawness in the fauces.

Itching, crawling on the tip of the tongue.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Strong desire for cold drinks (with dryness of the tongue and increased saliva).

Hunger after the fever-heat.

[35] Bitter taste.

Vomiting of (white) tenacious mucus (morning).

Sensation of inflation in the pit of the stomach, with disagreeable sensation of emptiness in the abdomen.

Retraction of the pit of the stomach, with burning pain.

Cutting pain around the umbilicus.

[40] Colic from cold, as if diarrhoea would set in.

Dropsy of the abdomen.

Swelling of the inguinal glands.


Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea, with colic, after a cold.

Diarrhoea, consisting of a green or white mucus.

[45] Slimy diarrhoea, with faintness.

Chronic, bloody diarrhoea, with biting at the anus, or with vomiting, eructations and thirst.

Diarrhoea, with colic, particularly in the summer ; nocturnal, watery evacuations when the weather suddenly becomes cool -with prolapsus recti.


Urinary Organs.

Retention of urine ; strangury ; painful micturition.

Urine turbid and white.

[50] Turbid, fetid urine.

Sediment of the urine, mucous.

Involuntary discharge of urine, from paralysis of the bladder.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Tetters on the genitals.

Women. Menstruation too late and of too short duration ; blood watery, thin.

[55] Suppressed menstruation, from cold.

Rash before menstruation.

Herpes on the mammae in nursing women.

Suppression of milk from a cold.


Respiratory Organs.

Oppressed breathing, from a cold ; from accumulation of mucus.

[60] Hooping-cough, with profuse secretion of mucus in the larynx and trachea ; during each attack easy expectoration of tasteless mucus, which is often streaked with blood.

Cough, with expectoration of bright blood.


Violent palpitation of the heart at night.



Lameness of the small of the back, from a cold.

[65] While at rest, drawing from the small of the back down the thighs ; when moving, stitches in it ; they are relieved by pressure.

Stiffness of the neck, from a cold.

Swelling of the glands on the neck.





Paralysis of the arms ; they are icy cold, especially during rest.

Herpetic eruptions on the arms and hands.

[70] Warts on the hands.

Perspiration in the palms of the hands.

Lower. Herpetic eruption on the knee.

Erysipelas of the feet ; they peel off and itch.

Tingling in the feet, as from formication.

[75] Burning in the feet.



Restless sleep after midnight.

Wakens early.



One-sided spasms, with speechlessness.

Paralysis of different, single parts.

[80] Rheumatic pains and other complaints, from a cold.

Increased secretion of mucus from the mucous membranes and glands, the activity of the skin being suppressed.

Dropsical swelling of the body.



Pulse small, hard, tense, especially at night.

Chill extending from the back (towards evening) ; heat does not relieve it.

[85] Chilliness with the pains.

Chill, with violent thirst.

Dry, burning heat over the whole body.

Heat and burning in the back.

Heat, with delirium, without thirst.

[90] Fetid perspiration, at night and in the morning, over the whole body ; during the day, more on the back, in the armpits and hands.

Perspiration suppressed and entirely wanting.



Swelling and induration of the glands.

Redness, dryness, and heat of the skin.

Urticaria (eruption of white blotches, with red areola), stinging, itching and burning when rubbed.

[95] Vesicular eruptions.

Herpes, moist, suppurating ; pale, oozing water when scratched ; red, with a red areola, bleeding when scratched ; small, round, yellowish-brown tetters, they bleed when scratched.

Thick crusts all over the body.

Red spots, as if caused by flea-bites.



The conditions are worse in the evening and when at rest.

[100] Aggravation in the cold air, in wet weather.

Amelioration from moving about ; after rising from a seat ; when walking in the warm air.

“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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