Phosphoricum acidum.

Phosphoricum acidum.

Mind and Disposition.

Perfect indifference.

Silent sadness.

Indifference, thoughtlessness, stupidity.

Disinclination to talk, even to answer a question.

[5] Home-sickness with inclination to weep.

Low-spirited and anxiety about the future or about one’s health.

Bad effects from grief, sorrow, unfortunate love, with great emaciation, sleepiness and morning sweat.

Quiet delirium with great stupefaction and dulness of the head (in typhus fever).



Stupefaction in the forehead, with somnolency without snoring, the eyes being closed.

[10] Sensation as if intoxicated, in the evening in the warm room, with humming in the head, which feels as if it would burst when coughing.

Pressing tensive headache, especially on the side on which one lies.

Great heaviness of the head.

Stitches over one (the right) eye.

Morning headache.

[15] The headache compels one to lie down, and is insupportably aggravated from the least shaking or noise.

The hair becomes gray early or flaxen and very greasy, falls off ; also the hair of the beard, especially after grief and sorrow.

Pain in the bones of the skull ; it feels as if somebody scraped the swollen and tender periosteum with a knife ; worse at rest, better from motion.

Caries of the skull with burning pain.



The eyes look glassy, but without lustre.

Pressing in the eyes as if the eyeball were too large.

[20] Coldness of the internal surface of the eyelids.

Burning of the eyelids and the corners of the eyes, especially in the evening by candle-light.

Inflammation of the eyelids.

The eyes are dazzled on looking at bright objects.

Yellow spot in the white of the eye.



[25] Stitches in the ears, with drawing pains in the cheeks and teeth ; aggravated only from musical sounds.

Every sound re-echoes loudly in the ears.

Intolerance of all sounds, especially music.

Shrill sound in the ears on blowing the nose.

Hardness of hearing at a distance.



[30] Discharge of bloody pus from the nose.

Swelling of the dorsum of the nose with red spots ; scurfs on the dorsum of the nose.

Inclination to bore with the fingers in the nose.

Fetid smell from the nose.



Heat of that side of the lace on which he is not lying.

Pale, sickly complexion, with lustreless, sunken eyes surrounded by blue margins, and pointed nose.

Hot tension on the skin of the face, as if the white of an egg had dried on it.

Lips dry, scurfy, suppurating.

Yellow-brown, crust-like eruptions with pus on the lower lip towards the corner of the mouth.

Pimples and scurfs on the vermilion borders of the lips.


Mouth and Throat.

Burning in the front teeth, especially at night, aggravated by the heat of the bed as well as from hot and cold things.

Violent aching in a hollow tooth when particles of food get into it, going off after they have been removed.

The teeth become yellow.

The gums are swollen, stand off from the teeth, and bleed easily.

Painful tubercle on the gum.

[45] Ulceration of the soft velum, with burning pain.

Tough, clammy mucus in the mouth and on the tongue.

Swelling of the tongue, with pain on talking.

Nasal voice.

Dryness of the throat (palate) without thirst.

[50] Bites himself involuntarily in the tongue at night.

Sore throat, with soreness, scraping and stinging, worse on swallowing food.

Hawking up of tough mucus.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Violent thirst from a sensation of dryness of the whole body.

Longing for something refreshing and juicy ; bread is too dry.

[55] Bad effects from sour food and drink.

Bitter eructations after eating sour things.

Continuous nausea in the throat ; vomiting of food.

Pressing in the stomach as from a heavy load, with sleepiness, after every meal and when touching the pit of the stomach.

Rumbling in the intestines and noise as from water.

[60] The flatulency is much augmented by sour food.

The uterus is bloated as if filled with wind.


Stool and Anus.

Diarrhoea not debilitating.

Diarrhoeic stools of mucus ; undigested, greenish-white.

Difficult discharge of even the soft stool.


Urinary Organs.

[65] Sudden, irresistible urging to urinate.

Frequent profuse emission of watery urine, which forms a white cloud at once.

Urine like milk, with bloody, jelly-like lumps.

Diabetes melitus.

Urging to urinate, with pale face, heat and thirst.

[70] Burning in the urethra while urinating.

Painful constriction in the bladder (without urging).

Involuntary secretion of urine.


Sexual Organs.

Men. Pricking pain in the glans penis.

Tingling and humid secretions at the frenulum.

[75] Sycotic excrescences with heat and burning.

Swelling of the testicles, with swelling and tension in the spermatic cords.

The testicles are very tender to the touch ; gnawing pain in the testicles.

Inflammatory swelling of the scrotum.

Sexual desire suppressed.

[80] Bad effects from onanism.

Frequent involuntary, very debilitating emissions.

Women. Meteoristic distention of the uterus.


Respiratory Organs.

Shortness of breath and inability to speak long on account of great weakness of the chest.

Constriction in the throat-pit.

[85] Hoarseness and roughness in the throat.

Cough from tickling in the pit of the stomach and throat, with expectoration only in the morning.

Cough with headache, nausea and vomiting of food, or with involuntary emission of urine.

Cough with purulent, very offensive expectoration.

Spasmodic tickling cough, caused by a sensation as from dust in the larynx and chest down to the pit of the stomach in the morning ; expectoration of dark blood or of tough white mucus, tasting acid, herbaceous.

[90] The cough is worse morning and evening ; during rest if one sits or lies long in the same position ; after sleeping ; from cold air ; from loss of fluids.

Burning and pressure in the chest.


Back and Neck.

Formication in the back and small of the back.



Upper. Shrivelled dry skin of the hands and lingers.

Wen on the hand (between the metacarpal bones).

[95] Stitches in the finger joints.

Trembling of the hands (when writing).

Sharply marked deadness of one half of the fingers.

Lower. Blood-boil on the nates.

Painful spasm in the hip-joint.

[100] Weakness of the legs ; he falls easily from a misstep, or on tripping.

Burning in the tibia and soles of the feet at night.

Ulcers on the lower extremities, with itching.

Swelling and burning, beating pains in the joint of the big toe.

Blisters on the balls of the toes.

[105] Feet swollen ; sweaty.



Sensation as if the body and the limbs were bruised, as from growing, especially in the morning.

Formication in different parts of the body.

Burning through the lower half of the body from the small of the back and pit of the stomach downwards while the extremities are cold to the touch.

Weakness from loss of fluids without any other pain than burning.

[110] Great drowsiness.



Deep and heavy sleep ; can scarcely be roused in the morning.

Anxious dreams.



Pulse irregular, sometimes intermitting one or two beats, generally small, weak or frequent, at times full and strong.

Violent ebullitions with great restlessness.

[115] Swollen veins.

Chills with shuddering and shaking, always in the evening.

Chill and heat frequently alternating.

Sensation of coldness on one side of the face.

During the chill, a peculiarly strong sensation of coldness in the tips of the fingers and in the abdomen.

[120] Internal dry heat without heat and without any complaint, at any time of the day.

General heat with loss of consciousness and somnolence.

Heat in the head, with cold feet.

Perspiration mostly on the back part of the head and in the neck, with sleepiness during the day.

Profuse perspirations during the night and in the morning, with anxiety.

[125] Great inclination to perspire during clay and night. Clammy perspirations.

Intermittent fevers. -Shaking chills over the whole body ; the fingers being as cold as ice, without any thirst, followed by heat without thirst, or by excessive heat, depriving one almost of consciousness.



Swelling of the glands.

Pain as if the periosteum of all the long bones were so with a knife.

Inflammation of the bones with burning at night.

[130] Swelling of the bones.

Caries with smarting pains.

Formication on the skin.

Scarlet-like exanthems. Erysipelatous inflammations.


[135] Chilblains, wens, sycotic excrescences.

Corns with stinging and burning.

Ulcers, flat, itching.

Smarting in the wounds, even in those of the bones.



Bad effects from sexual excesses (loss of fluids).

[140] Bad consequences from grief, sorrow or unfortunate love.

Most of the pains are only felt during rest and are much ameliorated by motion.

Aggravation from suppression of cutaneous eruptions ; from loss of animal fluids ; from warm food ; from talking.

Amelioration from motion and the nightly pains from pressure.

“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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