Euphrasia officinalis.

Euphrasia officinalis.

Mind and Disposition.

Inert, hypochondriacal humor, without taking any interest in things around him.

Taciturn, disinclined to talk.



Headache (in the evening) as if bruised, with coryza.

Pulsating of the head which is felt externally.

[5] Headache with dazzling of the eyes from the light of the sun, with sensation as if the head would burst.



Dryness and pressure in the eyes.

Smarting in the eyes, as from sand.

Inflammation and redness of the eye from being wounded.

Stitches in the eyes (ball) from bright light.

[10] Inflammation and ulceration of the margins of the eyelids, with headache.

Burning, smarting lachrymation, particularly in the wind.

Swelling of the lower eyelid.

Increased secretion of purulent matter and nightly agglutination of the eyes.

Photophobia and pain on looking at the light.

[15] Obscuration of and pellicle over the cornea (after mechanical injuries).

Bluish obscurated cornea.

Fine eruption around the eyes.



Eruptions on the wings ; of the nose.

Soreness and painfulness of the inner nose.

[20] Bleeding of the nose.

Profuse coryza, with smarting lachrymation and photophobia, or with sneezing and discharge of mucus from the anterior and posterior nares.

Profuse fluent coryza with cough and expectoration in the morning.



Redness of the face.

Rash on the face, itching in the heat and becoming red and burning when moistened.

[25] Stiffness and stitches in the (left) cheeks and lower jaw when talking and chewing.

Stiffness of the upper lip, as if made of wood.


Mouth and Throat.

Stitches in the lower teeth.

Bleeding of the gums.

Lameness and stiffness of the tongue and the cheeks, with impeded speech.

[30] Stuttering.

Sensation of gurgling in the throat from below upwards.


Stomach and Abdomen.


Bitter taste from smoking tobacco in the morning.

Pinching in the abdomen in short paroxysms.

[35] The colic alternates ; with the affection of the eyes.


Urinary Organs.

Frequent emission of clear urine.


Genital Organs.

Men. Spasmodic retraction of the genital organs, with pressure above the ossa pubis (evening).

The testicles are drawn up with tingling in them.

Sycotic excrescence, itching, stinging, with sore and burning-pain when touched.

[40] Women. Menses at the regular period, but they last only one hour.


Respiratory Organs.

Difficulty of breathing, shortness of breath.

The breathing is stopped during a cough (as in hooping-cough).

Stitches under the sternum, especially during an inspiration.

Cough only during the day, with mucus in the chest, which cannot be detached ; mucus frequently blood streaked, thin ; expectoration only in the morning.

[45] The cough is worse when at rest or when walking in the wind.



Attacks of cramp-like pain in the back.



Upper. Painless swelling of the hand and finger-joints ; on moving.

Cramp pain in the metacarpus.

Numbness of the fingers.

[50] Lower. Stitches in the, hip and knee-joints when walking.

Painful tension in the hamstrings ; when walking, as if they were too short.

Shocks, like electric shocks, through the thigh upwards, followed by a paralytic numbness.

Cramp in the legs, especially in the calf, particularly when standing.

Cracking in the outer ankle of the left foot, when stepping.



[55] Yawning, when walking in the open air.

Frequent waking (as from fright) at and after 3 A.M., lasting till 6 A.M., when he falls in a stupor, from which he wakens with many complaints.



Cramp-like pains in various parts of the body.

Shooting, itching stitches (the whole night).

Crawling as of a fly in one or the other limb, from below upwards in a straight line, with numbness of the part.



[60] Chill in the forenoon -chilliness predominating.

Attacks of heat during the day, with redness of the face and cold hands.

At night and during sleep, perspiration of strong and offensive smell, principally on the chest.



Consequences of blows, bruises and contusions.

Condylomata, itching when walking, burning when touched.



[65] Aggravation in the evening.

“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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