Lithium carbonicum.

Lithium carbonicum.


Pain over the eyes and tension, as if bound in the temples ; diminished while eating, but returning soon after eating, and remains as a pressure in the temples until in the night, and only goes away after falling asleep.

Pains in a small spot in the right temple.

Pressure in the temples from without inwards, with a pressing pain in the middle of the chest.

Tension as if bound in the temples, with half vision.

[5] Early on awaking, violent headache in vertex and temples (after sudden cessation of the menses), with nausea.

Heavy weight upon the vertex with pressure upon the left temple.

Headache worse when lying down ; it pains everywhere ; better when sitting ; relieved by going out.

Looking at any thing makes the headache worse ; can hardly keep the eyes open ; they pain as if sore from morning till noon.

Trembling and throbbing in the head, the pains in the heart extend to the head.

[10] Head seems too large.

Head externally sensitive.



Stitches in the right eye.

Eyes pain as if sore.

Sensation of dryness and pain in the eyes after reading.

[15] Sensation as if sand were in the eyes.

Pain over the eyes, with half vision.

The sunlight blinds him.

Uncertainty of vision and an entire invisibility of the right half of whatever she looked at (during second day of menstruation).



Earache, left side, from the throat, with prosopalgia.

[20] Pain behind the left ear, in the bone, extending towards the neck.



Nose obstructed, above and in the forehead, in the morning and forenoon.

Blows his nose very much in the remains behind in the choana.

Dropping from the nose in the open air.

Nose swollen, red, especially on the right side, sore internally-shining crusts form in it ; it is dry and as if inflamed (at the same time frequent urinating at night, disturbing the sleep).



[25] Pain in the right side of the face (afternoon) from the root of the tooth that has been sawn off, extending to the temple, followed next day by the same pain in the left side, passing from the throat to the left ear, causing earache and moderate brief pain in the left temple.



Sore throat extending into the ear.

Expectoration of mucus from the choana and out of the fauces in solid lumps, especially morning and forenoon.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Gnawing in the stomach worse before a meal, it goes away while he eats.

Nausea and gnawing in the stomach.

[30] Nausea, with fulness in the temples ; with headache.

Acidity in the stomach.

Fulness in the pit of the stomach, cannot endure any pressure of the clothes.

Pressure in the hepatic region.


Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea after fruit.

[35] Very offensive stools (daring the night).

Very stinking discharge of the flatus.

Violent, painful, dull stitch in the perineum near the anus, from above downwards, from within outwards.


Urinary Organs.

Sensitive pain, sharp pressure, in the vesical regions, more on the right side, after urinating.

Tenesmus vesicae and micturition (evening while walking).

[40] Flashes of pain in the region of the bladder, inferiorly, more towards the right before passing water ; pain extends into the spermatic cord after urinating.

Quick strong tenesmus.

Frequent and copious micturition (disturbing the sleep).

Turbid urine with mucous deposit.

Urine scanty and dark very acrid.

[45] Dark, reddish-brown deposit.

On rising to urinate, a pressing in the region of the heart, which did not cease till after urination (morning).


Sexual Organs.

Men. Erection after urination at night.

Burning in the urethra.

Women. Menses too late and too scanty.


Respiratory Organs.

[50] On inspiration the air feels so cold that it seems to be felt unpleasantly even in the lungs.

Pressure in the middle of the chest.

Constriction of the chest when walking (after breakfast), followed by expectoration of mucus.

Violent cough in the evening, while lying down, compelling to rise, without expectoration ; the irritation to cough is in a little spot, posteriorly and inferiorly in the throat.

Rheumatic soreness in the region of the heart.

[55] Sudden shock in the heart.

Throbbing ; like a dull stitch in the region of the heart.

Pains in the heart after pains in the bladder.

Pains in the heart before and at the time of the commencement of the menses.

Trembling and fluttering of the heart (after mental agitation of a vexatious character).



[60] Stitch in the sacrum.

Pain in the sacrum, when standing, with confusion of the head.



Upper. Burning stitch in the ball of the hand, in the left thumb.

Itching-throbbing, very sensitive pain in all the fingers, as if it were in and upon the bones, extending from the hands to the ends of the fingers, only during repose ; it ceases upon pressure, when grasping, and during motion.

Soreness at the margin of the nail, with pain and redness.

[65] Lower. Pain in the right hip, later in the left.

Rheumatic pains in the lower extremities.

Pain of the knees, above the knees, especially when going up stairs.

Prostrated feelings in the knee-joints, weakness of the knew, on going up stairs.

Rheumatic pains in the right foot on awaking at night, they pass away on rising.

[70] Painfulness of the feet, ankles, metatarsus, all the toes, especially of the border of the foot and the sole, as if it were gouty.

Pain and weakness of the feet.

Burning in the great toe, especially around the corns.

Great soreness of the corns.

Itching of the sole of the (left) foot on the inner margin.

[75] Pain in the little toes.



Paralytic stiffness in all the limbs of the whole body as if beaten ; stiff and sore over the whole body, in all the bones, joints and muscles.

Pressing, as if with a dull point, here and there, internally, as if it were wear the bone, most in the left side.

Burning stitch which goes from within outwards, and ends in an itching.

Contracting sensation, with shudder.



[80] Sleepiness early in the evening ; late in the morning.

Sleep at night disturbed by urination.

Voluptuous dreams, tenesmus vesicae, and erections, which subside after urination.



Shudder starting from the thorax.

Very copious perspiration.

[85] Perspiration on the back of the hands.



Itching, at the anus, in the middle finger around the margin of the nail, on the side of the thigh, in the sole of the foot, in the palm of the hand.

“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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