Ignatia amara.

Ignatia amara.

Mind and Disposition.

Sensitiveness of feeling ; delicate conscientiousness.

Fearfulness, timidity.

Irresoluteness ; anxious ; to do now this, now that.

The slightest contradiction irritates.

[5] Intolerance of noise.

Taciturn, with continuous sad thoughts ; still, serious melancholy, with moaning.

Anger, followed by quiet grief and sorrow.

Inclination to grief, without saying any thing about it ; keeping it to himself.

Great tenderness.

[10] Changeable disposition ; jesting and laughing, changing to sadness, with shedding of tears. (Hysteria).

Inclination to start.



Heaviness in the head.

Pressing, stinging pain, from within to without, in the forehead and root of the nose.

Headache, as if a nail were pressing, from within to without, in the temples and sides of the head ; relieved when lying on the painful side.

[15] Pressing headache in the forehead and vertex.

Sensation as if sore ; bruised in the head (morning).

The headache is aggravated in the morning, from coffee, alcohol, tobacco, noise ; from reading and writing ; from the sunlight ; from moving the eyes ; and is relieved when changing the position and when lying on the painful side.

Trembling and shaking of the head. ; the head is bent backward (during spasms) ; relieved by heat.



Acrid tears in the eyes during the day ; agglutination during the night.

[20] Pressing in the eyes, as if grains of sand were lodged under the upper lids.

Swelling of the upper eyelid, with bluish veins ; the eyelid is turned upwards.

Inflammation of the upper art of the eyeball as far as it is covered by the upper lid.

Convulsions of the eyes.

Cannot bear the glare of light.

[25] Flickering zigzags before the eyes.



Itching in the ears.

Hard hearing, except for speech.

Noise before the, ear, as from strong wind.



Soreness and sensitiveness of the inner nose, with swelling of it.

[30] Ulcerated nostrils.

Stoppage of one nostril.

Dry coryza.



Alternate redness and paleness of the face.

Redness and heat of one cheek (and ear).

Clay-colored, sunken face, with blue margins around the eyes.

[35] Perspiration only in the face.

Convulsive twitchings in the muscles of the face.

Twitching of the corners of the mouth.

Spasmodic closing of the jaws (lock-jaw).

Lips dry, cracked, bleeding.

[40] Ulceration of one of the corners of the mouth.


Mouth and Throat.

Toothache from cold in the molars, as if they were crushed.

Difficult dentition, with convulsions.

Redness, inflammation and soreness of the inner mouth.

Stitches ; in the soft palate, extending to the ear.

[45] Stitches ; in the throat, when not swallowing (only between the acts of deglutition).

Sensation as from a plug (lump) in the throat, when not swallowing.

When swallowing, sensation as ; if one swallowed over a lump, causing soreness and a cracking noise.

Inflamed, hard, swollen tonsils, with small ulcers.

Accumulation of much acid saliva in the mouth.

[50] When talking and masticating, he bites his tongue easily.

Pain in the submaxillary glands, when moving the neck.

Trembling, low voice.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Sour taste in the mouth.

Food has no taste.

[55] Feeling of hunger in the evening, which prevents one going to sleep.

Desire for a variety of things, but when they are offered the appetite fails.

Aversion to tobacco, warm food, meat and brandy.

Hiccough from smoking.

Taste flat, like chalk.

[60] Gulping up of a bitter fluid.

Regurgitation of the ingests.

Hiccough after eating and drinking (evening).

Nausea without vomiting.

Vomiting of food at night.

[65] Sensation of emptiness in the stomach.

Sensation of weakness (sinking) in the pit of the stomach.

Spasmodic pains ; in the stomach.

Stitches in the region of the stomach.

Burning in the stomach, especially after brandy.

[70] Heaviness and pressure in the pit of the stomach.

Fulness and swelling in the epigastrium.

Swelling and induration of the spleen.

Periodical abdominal spasms.

Drawing and pinching in the region of the navel.

[75] Spasmodic pains, cutting-stinging, like labor pains.

Pulsation (throbbing) in the abdomen.

The colic pains are aggravated by brandy, coffee and sweet things.

Sensation of protrusion in the umbilical region.

Protrusions on various parts of the abdomen.

[80] Rumbling in the bowels, as from hunger.

Flatulent colic (at night).

Increased accumulation of flatulence and an increased discharge of it.

The flatulence presses on the bladder.


Stool and Anus.

The stool is of too large a size, soft, but difficult to discharge.

[85] Diarrhoea, with smarting in the rectum.

Unsuccessful urging to stool, felt mostly in the upper intestines.

Constipation from taking cold and riding in a carriage.

Stitches from the anus up the rectum.

Itching and creeping (as from ascarides) in the rectum.

[90] Prolapsus ani, with smarting pain, from slight pressure to stool.

Constriction of the anus after stool.


Urinary Organs.

Sudden irresistible desire to urinate.

Frequent discharge of watery urine.

Pressure to urinate, from drinking coffee.

[95] Burning and smarting in the urethra during micturition.

Itching in the forepart of the urethra.


Genital Organs.

Men. Violent itching of the genitals in the evening ; relieved by scratching.

Lasciviousness without erections.

Contraction of the penis ; it becomes quite small.

[100] Erections during stool.

Perspiration on the scrotum.

Women. Menstruation too early (and too profuse).

Menstrual blood, black, of putrid odor, in clots.


[105] During menstruation uterine spasms, with crampy pressing (relieved by pressure and in a recumbent posture).

Uterine spasms with lancinations or like labor pains.


Respiratory Organs.

Impeded breathing and suffocative attacks.

Desire to draw a long breath.

Slow breathing.

[110] Oppression of the chest at night (after midnight).

Oppressed breathing, alternating with convulsions.

Arrest of breathing when running.

Spasmodic constriction of the chest.

Sensation of soreness in the larynx.

[115] Constrictive sensation in the trachea and larynx.

Low voice.

Hollow spasmodic cough, caused in the evening from a sensation of vapor of sulphur or dust in the pit of the throat ; in the morning, from a tickling above the pit of the stomach, with expectoration in the evening difficult, tasting and smelling like old catarrh. (Hooping-cough).

Dry spasmodic cough.

The longer he coughs the pore the irritation to cough increases.

[120] Stitches in the chest, from flatulent colic.

Palpitation of the heart at night, with stitches in the heart.


Back and Neck.

Painless glandular swellings on the neck.

The back is bent forward.

Lancinating stitches in the back through the loins, extending to the legs, as from a sharp-cutting knife.

[125] Pain in the os sacrum in the morning, when lying on the back.

Stitches in the small of the back, in the nape of the neck.



Upper. Lancinating, cutting pain in the shoulder-joint, when bending the arm forward.

Pain in the shoulder-joint, as if dislocated, on moving the arm.

Twitching, jerking in the deltoid muscle ; arms ; fingers.

[130] Sensation of numbness of the arts, at night in bed, with the sensation as if something living were running in the arm.

Warm perspiration in the palm of the hand and fingers.

Lower. Lancinating, cutting pain in the hip-joints.

When walking the knees are involuntarily drawn up.

Convulsive jerking of the lower limbs.

[135] Cracking in the knee.

Heaviness of the feet.

Sensation as if bruised or stinging in the soles of the feet.

Burning in the heels at night ; when they come in contact they are cold to the touch.

Coldness of the feet and legs, extending above the knee.



[140] Spasmodic yawning, with pain in the lower jaw, as if dislocated, with running of the eyes.

Light sleep ; hears every thing that happens around him.

Restless sleep and great restlessness at night.

Dreams with fixed ideas, continuing after waking.



Convulsive twitchings, especially after fright or grief.

[145] Convulsions alternating with oppressed breathing.

Hysterical spasms.

Trembling of the limbs.

Pressing pains, as from a hard-pointed body pressing from within to without.

Sensation as of dislocation in the joints.

[150] Lancinating stitches, as from a sharp knife.



Pulse hard, full and frequent, or very variable.

Chill and coldness, causing the pains to increase.

Chill with thirst, and relieved by external heat.

Chill, frequently only of the back part of the body.

[155] External coldness with internal heat.

External heat with internal coldness.

Only external heat without thirst, with aversion to external heat.

Flushes of heat externally.

Burning heat of the face, only on one side.

[160] Very little perspiration or only in the face.

Perspiration while eating.

Intermittent fever ; chill with thirst, followed by heat without thirst ; redness of the cheeks, or first heat (without thirst), followed by chill with thirst, or afternoon fever ; shiverings with colic (and thirst), afterwards weakness and sleep, with burning heat of the body.

During the fever violent itching ; nettle-rash over the whole body.



Itching over the whole body, which disappears on scratching.

[165] Itching when becoming heated in the open air.

Great sensitiveness of the skin to a draught of air.



The symptoms ; are renewed after dinner, in the evening after lying down, and in the morning as soon as awaking ; they are relieved when lying on the back or on the painful side, or from a change of position.

Aggravation from tobacco, coffee and brandy.

“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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