Gratiola officinalis.

Gratiola officinalis.

Mind and Disposition.

Serious, taciturn, absorbed in reverie.

Irresolute, want of perseverance.

Ill-humor, tired of life, apprehensive of the future.



Vertigo, while reading ; on rising from a seat.

[5] Intoxicated feeling during and after a meal.

Pressure in the forehead, with vertigo.

Sensation of heaviness in the forehead, as if the brain would fall forward, with stoppage of the nose.

Heat in the head, on raising the head.

Tightness in the forehead with wrinkles in the skin.

[10] The headache is aggravated by rising from the seat and by walking in the open air.

The head is very sensitive to cold.

Itching of the scalp.


Itching of the eyelashes.

The eyes feel dry and as if sand were in them.

[15] Mist before the eyes, when reading or writing.

Short-sightedness, with burning heat in the face.



Itching of the ears.



Smarting-itching in the left nostril.

Pressure at the upper part of the nose.



[20] Burning heat in the face.

Tingling-burning in the malar bones.

Sensation of tension in the face ; it feels swollen.

Swelling of the upper lip (every morning) (with stinging).


Mouth and Throat.

Accumulation of clear water in the mouth.

[25] Tongue rough, coated with mucus.

Fetid breath on waking.

Pain in the throat obliging one to swallow constantly ; the swallowing is difficult, as if the throat were contracted ; worse during empty deglutition.

Stinging in the throat (left side).

Phlegm in the throat, with inability to throw it off.


Stomach and Abdomen.

[30] Hunger without appetite.

Violent thirst.


Gulping up of bitter substances.

Paroxysms of inclination to vomit, relieved by eructations.

[35] Empty retching.

Pressure in the stomach after every meal.

Empty or cold feeling in the stomach.

Gnawing, as from hunger after eating.

In the left hypochondrium heating pain, burning.

[40] Pinching in the umbilical region, relieved by emission of flatulence.

Cold feeling in the abdomen.

Rumbling, with nausea, eructations, and vertigo.


Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea ; stools, watery yellow-green, succeeded by burning at the anus ; green frothy, coming out with great force.

Stools with burning and protrusion of large, stinging-burning tumors.

[45] Passage of feces without being conscious of it.

Discharge of ascarides.

In the rectum soreness ; burning during and after stool.

In the anus stinging, itching.


Urinary Organs.

Scanty reddish urine, becoming turbid while standing.

[50] Floculent sediment in the urine.

Burning in the urethra during and after micturition.


Genital Organs.

Men. Stitches in the left spermatic cord, ascending through the abdomen up to the chest.

Involuntary emission succeeded by a painful erection.

Women. Menses too early and too profuse.

[55] Nymphomania.

Dartings in the right mamma.


Respiratory Organs.

Heat in the chest, then in the head and hands, with redness of the face.

Violent palpitation of the heart, particularly immediately after stool, and with oppression of the chest.


Back and Neck.

Sensation as if the neck were seized with the hand.

[60] Darting from the left scapula to the shoulder and mamma.



Upper. Rheumatic pains in the shoulders, arms, fingers, particularly in the elbow and wrist joint.

Itching in the palms of the (right) hand.

Lower. Bruised pain in the thigh, after a short walk.

Lancinating tearing in the tibia when sitting, disappearing when walking.

[65] Smarting-itching on the tibia.



Irresistible drowsiness with yawning.

Deep sleep, like stupor.



Pulse small, intermittent.

Chilliness in a warm room, during sleep, after an evacuation ; with the hair standing on end.

[70] Heat, ascending to the face, with redness and increased external warmth.

Constant vaporous exhalation from the body.



Physical and mental depression.

Great languor and prostration.

Tetanic condition, without loss of consciousness, while lying down after a meal, followed by a deep sleep with emission of semen ; bruised feeling of the body, back and left arm on waking.



[75] Itching, with burning after scratching.



Aggravation on sitting, or on rising from a seat ; in the after noon ; after a meal.

Amelioration by contact.

“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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