Mercurius sublimatus.

Mercurius sublimatus.

Mind and Disposition.

Anxiety, preventing sleep.

Weakness of the intellect ; he stares at persons who talk to him, and does not understand them.



Vertigo, with coldness, cold perspiration ; with deafness, when stooping.

Heaviness of the head.

[5] Stitches in the forehead.

Swelling of the head and neck.



Burning and dryness of the eyes.

Inflammation of the eyes, the pain is pressing, burning, the pupils lose their roundness, are angular, the eyes feel too small.

The eye sparkling, very movable ; pupils contracted, with red face.

[10] Pupils contracted and insensible.

Objects appear smaller.

Double, vision.



Inflammation with stitches in the ear.

Discharge of fetid pus from the ear.



[15] Swelling and redness of the nose.

Fluent coryza, loss of smell.

Ozaena, discharge from the nose like glue, drying up in the posterior nares, perforation of the septum.



Face and cheeks swollen, hard, red, bloated.

Paleness of the distorted face.

[20] Å’dematous swelling of the face.

Yellow color of the face.

The face is covered with cold perspiration.


Mouth and Throat.

Swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, and throat.

Swelling and turning up of the upper lip ; dark-red, swollen lip.

[25] The lips and tongue are whitish and contracted.

Tongue coated with thick white mucus, or dry and red ; papillae elevated like a strawberry ; coated white and swollen, and stiff.

Looseness of the teeth ; they pain, they fall out.

The gums swell, are covered with a false membrane, become gangrenous and bleed freely.

Mouth dry with unquenchable thirst.

[30] Lymphatic exudations on the membranes in the mouth extending to the tonsils.

Ulcers (phagaedenic) in the mouth, or the gums and throat, with fetid breath.

Burning in the mouth and gums.

Ptyalism with salty taste ; bloody, yellowish, tough, acrid.

Painful burning in the mouth extending to the stomach.

[35] Discharge of albuminous mucus from the mouth.

Swelling of the tongue with ptyalism.

Pricking in the throat as from needles.

Tonsils swollen and covered with ulcers.

Swelling of the throat, to suffocation, inability to swallow any fluid, with heat in the mouth, tongue and throat.

[40] Pharynx dark red, painful to contact.

When he makes the effort to swallow, retching and vomiting.

Taste in the mouth, metallic or salty.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Burning, from the pit of the stomach to the mouth ; in the stomach.

Swelling, distension of the pit of the stomach not permitting the least touch.

[45] Vomiting, of albuminous matter ; of tough mucus ; of blood ; of stringy mucus, of green bitter substances like coffee grounds, with coagulated blood ; of bile ; of pus.

Stitches as if in the middle of the liver.

Bloated abdomen, very painful to the least touch.

Cutting below the navel.

Bruised pain in the abdomen.


Stool and Anus.

[50] Diarrhoea, yellow, green, bilious, bloody, of mucus, of feces with mucus and dark clotted blood.

Burning in the rectum.

Painful, almost unsuccessful pressing, straining and tenesmus, with almost insupportable cutting pain in the abdomen, and discharge of small quantities of bloody mucus.

Tenesmus with dysenteric discharges, vomiting of bile, cramps in the calves, and stitches in the side.

Painful bloody discharges ; with vomiting.

[55] Dysentery.


Urinary Organs.

Tenesmus of the bladder ; suppressed urine.

Increased discharge of urine.

The urine is only passed in drops, and with great pain.

Urine scanty, brown, with brick-dust sediment.

[60] Itching in the forepart of the urethra.

Gonorrhoeic discharges, first thin, then thicker, and then smarting pain when urinating, with stitches in the urethra.

Burning in the urethra, more before micturition.



Sexual Organs.

Men. Violent erections during sleep.

[65] Fine, painful stinging in the left testicle.

Women. Menses too early and too profuse.

Fluor albus, Smelling sweetish, pale-yellow.


Respiratory Organs.

Hoarseness ; aphonia.

Burning and stinging in the trachea, with loss of voice.

[70] Respiration slow, interrupted sighing.

Constriction of the chest, breathes with the pectoral muscles.

Oppression of the chest.

Stitches in the chest, through the thorax (right lower side).




[75] Coldness in the extremities, they look purple, with small, spasmodic frequent pulse.

Upper. Rheumatic pains in the left shoulder and shoulder-blade.

The deltoid muscle feels relaxed.

The whole arm up to the shoulder in much swollen, red and covered with vesicles.

Lower. Stitches in the right hip-joint.

[80] Sensation as if the legs had gone to sleep.

The muscles of the thigh and calf feel relaxed.

Cramps in the calves.

The feet are icy cold.



Drawing in the periosteum, with heat in the head.

[85] Inflammation of the lymphatic vessels.

Twitches, convulsive contractions.

Convulsive twitchings of the muscles of the face, arms, and legs, and convulsions of the limbs.


Paralysis of the upper and lower extremities.



[90] During sleep, violent hiccough.


When trying to go to sleep violent starts.

Sleeplessness on account of vertigo ; on account of anxiety.



Pulse small, weak, intermitting, sometimes trembling.

[95] Chilliness from the least movement and in the open air, generally with colic.

Chilliness in the evening, especially on the head.

Chilliness at night in bed.

External heat with yellowness of the skin.

Burning and stinging heat in the skin.

[100] Heat when stooping, and coldness when rising.


Towards morning the perspiration becomes fetid.

Cold perspiration, often only on the forehead.

The whole skin is covered with cold perspiration with anxiety.



[105] Painful drawing in the periosteum, as if a chill would set in.

Inflammation of the periosteum (lower jaw).

Necrosis of the upper jaw.

Burning and redness of the skin, with the formation of small vesicles.

Swelling of the glands (neck, buboes).

[110] Gray color of the nails.



Aggravation in the evening and at night.

“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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