Oleander (Nerium oleander).

Oleander (Nerium oleander).

Mind and Disposition.

Absence of mind, want of attention.

Slowness of perception.

Indolence, aversion to do any thing.



Vertigo when rising from bed, or if looking fixedly at any object, or when looking down while standing.

[5] Heaviness of the head ; better when lying down.

Biting-itching on the scalp, as from vermin, principally on the back part of the head and behind the ears ; relieved when first scratching it, which is followed by burning and soreness, which gives place to biting-itching ; worse in the evening when undressing.

Humid, scaly, biting-itching eruption on the head, especially on the back part of the head.



When reading ; burning and tension in the eyelids ; lachrymation.

Double vision.



[10] Herpes and ulcers on and around the ears.



Pale, sunken face in the morning with blue rings around the eyes.

Alternate paleness and dark redness of the face.

Numbness of the upper lip.


Mouth and Throat.

Toothache only when masticating.

[15] Drawing in the molar teeth at night when lying down, with anxiety, nausea and frequent micturition.

Bluish-white gums.

The papillae are elevated, dirty-white.

Loss of speech.

Dryness of the mouth and white tongue.


Stomach and Abdomen.

[20] Ravenous hunger with trembling of the hands and hasty eating without appetite.

Much thirst, especially for cold water.

Violent empty eructations, while eating.

Vomiting of food and bitter greenish water.

After vomiting ravenous hunger and thirst.

[25] Sensation of emptiness in the stomach, even after eating.

Beating and pulsation in the pit of the stomach as if the beats of the heart were felt through the whole thorax.

Stitches and gnawing about the navel.

Rolling and rumbling in the intestines, with emission of a great quantity of fetid flatulence.


Stool and Anus.

Ineffectual urging to stool.

[30] Almost involuntary discharge of undigested stool.

The food which he had taken on the previous day passes off undigested and almost without effort ; imagines he is only emitting flatulence.

Chronic diarrhoea ; undigested food, worse in the morning.

Burning at the anus before and after the stool.


Urinary Organs.

Urinary secretions increased with frequent micturition, especially after drinking coffee.

[35] Brown, burning urine, depositing a white sediment.


Respiratory Organs.

Viscid mucus in the trachea.

Oppressed breathing when lying, as if the chest were too narrow, with long, deep breathing.

Violent shaking cough from tickling in the larynx.

Sensation of emptiness and coldness in the chest.

[40] Dull stitches in the left side of the chest and in the sternum, worse when taking a long breath.

Violent, anxious palpitation of the heart ; the chest feels expanded.



Upper. Swelling and stiffness of the fingers, with burning pains.

The veins on the hands are swollen.

Lower. Paralysis of the legs and feet ; painless.

[45] Great, weakness of the legs, especially of the knees.

Constant cold feet.

Buzzing sensation in the legs, especially the soles of the feet.



Painless stiffness and paralysis of the limbs.

Insensibility of the whole body.

[50] Want of animal heat in the limbs.

Painless paralysis.

Faintish weakness of the whole body ; when standing trembling of the knees, when writing trembling of the hands.

Fainting as from weakness, relieved by perspiration.



Frequent yawning, with chilliness and trembling of the muscles.

[55] Restless, voluptuous dreams and frequent waking.



Pulse very changeable and irregular ; weak and slow in the morning, full and rapid in the evening.

Chilliness and chills over the whole body, periodically, with heat of the face and coldness of the hands.

Chilliness and want of animal heat.

External chilliness with internal heat without thirst.

[60] Flushes of heat periodically, especially from bodily or mental exertion.

“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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