Mind and Disposition.

Dulness of the senses ; inability to collect one’s ideas.

Insensibility and complete loss of sensation.

Weakness of mind and loss of memory ; fear and anxiety about imaginary evils.

Loss of consciousness, with loss of speech and motion.

[5] Intoxication.



Stupefaction, with vertigo.

Vertigo, with disposition to sleep.

Vertigo worse in the open air.

Stupefying pain in the whole head.

[10] Sensation of coldness in the forehead and vertex, as if a cold wind were blowing on it, descending through the neck to the back ; worse in the room, better in the open air.

Pulsation in the head, with heat or with coldness.

Sensation of looseness of the brain, as if it were falling into the forehead, when stooping, without pain.

The brain feels contracted and painful.

Stitches in the head.

[15] Itching of the hairy scalp.



Pupils dilated, immovable.

Byes open and staring ; distorted eyes.

Objects appear larger.

Darkness before the eyes ; obscuration of sight.



[20] Hardness of hearing.

Tingling in the ears.

Itching in the ears.



The nose feels stopped up ; no air passes through the nose -coryza with sore throat.



Sunken face, with livid gray-yellow complexion.

[25] Distorted face.

Bloated face.

Twitching and convulsions of the facial muscles.

Titillation in the face, as if flies and spiders were crawling over the skin.

Eruption around the mouth.

[30] Foam at the mouth.



Mouth and Throat.

Dryness in the mouth.

Contraction of the oesophagus when drinking.

Impeded deglutition.

Spasmodic contraction in the throat and oesophagus.

[35] Dry and rough tongue.

White and dry tongue.

The tongue feels cold, or burnt and numb.

Swelling and stiffness of the left side of the tongue.

Loss of speech.

[40] The drink he takes rolls audibly through the oesophagus and intestines.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Violent thirst, with dry mouth.

Entire loss of appetite, with clean tongue.

Nausea in the stomach and vomiting of the ingesta.


[45] Bitter eructations.

Violent pain in the stomach, with loss of speech.

Burning in the stomach and abdomen, or coldness.

Pain in the stomach like fainting.

Contractive feeling in the region of the stomach, and cutting pain in the abdomen.

[50] Pinching about the umbilicus.

Sticking pains in the liver, with pressure.

Distention of the region of the liver, with pains, as from subcutaneous ulceration.

Induration of the liver.


Stool and Anus.

Constipation, stool hard, firm.

[55] Ineffectual urging to stool, with emission of wind only.

Diarrhoea, with tenesmus.

Discharge of green liquid mucus.

Involuntary stools.

No stool or urine is discharged.

[60] Constriction of the rectum.


Urinary Organs.

Suppression of urine ; retention of urine as from paralysis of the bladder.

Involuntary secretion of urine.

The urine deposits a thick, reddish sediment.

Itching in the forepart of the urethra.


Sexual Organs.

[65] Men. Gangrene of the penis.

Women. Menses too early and too profuse ; blood thin, liquid.

Burning and stinging in and below the mammae.


Respiratory Organs.

Scraping in the larynx, with increased secretion of mucus and hoarseness.

Roughness in the throat and trachea, with hoarseness and desire to cough.

[70] Spasmodic constriction of the trachea.

Whizzing cough, with sensation as if the mucous membranes were too dry.

Cough, with copious jelly-like expectoration, mixed with bloody points.

Bloody cough.

Panting breathing.

[75] Slow, feeble, almost imperceptible breathing.

Slow, moaning and rattling breathing.

Dyspnoea, with sensation as if the lungs would not be sufficiently expanded.

Spasmodic oppression of the chest.

Pressure on the chest as from a heavy load ; pressure on the sternum.

[80] Paralysis of the lungs.

Irregular beating of the heart, with slow pulse.

Stitches in the region of the heart.

Pain in every external part of the thorax on moving it.

Burning in the chest on taking an inspiration.



[85] Painful stiffness in the small of the back.

Painful stiffness in the left side of the neck and nape of the neck.

Pressure in the nape of the neck, particularly in the open air, compelling him to bend the head forward.



Upper. Pressure on the right-shoulder or in the joint.

In the right shoulder, pains as from lameness and stitches.

[90] Stitch in both elbows.

Pain, as if sprained, in the right wrist-joint.

Distention of the veins on the hands.

Rough scaly skin between the fingers, with burning when touched by water.

Lower. Pain, as if sprained, in the left hip-joint.

[95] Sticking in the left knee.

The feet go to sleep (when crossing the legs or sitting).

Ulcerated pains in the lower part of the heels.

Stiffness of the feet after rising from the seat.



Irresistible sleepiness, especially after dinner and in the evening.

[100] Deep, snoring sleep.

Soporous condition.



Stinging and tearing in the limbs.

Painless paralysis of the limbs.

Want of energy of the vital powers and want of reaction.

[105] Apoplexy, with paralysis.


Epileptic convulsions, with foam before the tightly closed mouth.

Painlessness with the ailments.



Pulse very irregular, sometimes small and slow, often imperceptible, again more rapid, seldom full and hard.

[110] Chilliness and coldness in the afternoon and evening, which cannot be relieved by heat.

Shuddering with goose-flesh.

Chilliness and heat in alternation.

Want of natural heat.

Heat running down the back.

Perspiration during the heat and continuing all night.

[115] Perspiration after eating.



Aggravation in the evening.

Amelioration at night and in the open 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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