Ranunculus sceleratus.

Ranunculus sceleratus.

Mind and Disposition.

Indolence and aversion to mental occupation in the morning, and low spirited, depressed in the evening.



Vertigo, with loss of consciousness.

Gnawing headache in (a small spot of) the temples or on the vertex.

Sensation as if the head were enlarged and too fall.

[5] Tension of the scalp.

Biting-itching on the scalp.



Biting-gnawing in the eyes and corners of the eyes.

Painful pressing in the eyeballs.

Pain in the eyeballs on moving them quickly.



[10] Otalgia, (right ear), with pressing or gnawing pain in the head, and drawing pain in the teeth.



Sensation as if the face were covered with carbuncles.

Twitches in the face ; sardonic laughter.

Drawing in the face, with sensation of coldness.


Mouth and Throat.

Drawing, stinging in the teeth.

[15] Burning in the throat.

Swelling of the tonsils, with shooting stitches in them.

Scraping in the throat.

Tongue coated white, inflamed, red and burning.

The tongue cracks and peels off.

[20] Shooting in the tip of the tongue.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Fulness in the pit of the stomach, aggravated by external pressure, and in the morning.

Sensation of soreness and burning in the pit of the stomach.

Inflammation of the stomach.

Dull pressure in the region of the liver, aggravated by drawing a long breath.

[25] Stitches in the region of the liver.

Pressure and stitches in the region of the liver, spleen, or kidneys.

Sensation of a plug behind the navel in the morning.

Twitching in the abdominal integuments.

Pain in the stomach, with fainting fits.


Stool and Anus.

[30] Frequent soft or watery, fetid stools.


Sexual Organs.

Stitches at the glans penis.


Respiratory Organs.

Dyspnoea from gnawing behind the sternum.

Pain in the chest as if bruised, with sensation of weakness, periodically returning in the evening.

Stitches in the chest and the intercostal muscles.

[35] Gnawing in the chest ; behind the sternum (with dyspnoea).

Painful sensitiveness of the external chest, especially of the sternum.



Upper. Stinging, boring and gnawing in the arms, especially violent in the fingers.

Swelling of the fingers.

Lower. Stinging, boring and gnawing in the legs, especially violent in the big toe.



[40] Boring, gnawing, stinging, tingling pains in various parts, aggravated in the evening and before midnight.

Convulsive twitches of the limbs.

Fainting with the pains.



Sleeplessness after midnight ; with anxiety, heat and thirst, or with restlessness and tossing about.



Pulse quick, full, but soft, with the heat at night.

[45] Chill and chilliness during meals.

Heat in the evening in the room after walking in the open air.

Dry heat at night, with violent thirst and ebullition, mostly after midnight.

Heat predominates.

Perspiration after the heat, towards morning, mostly on the forehead.

[50] Intermittent fever after midnight ; heat and violent thirst, with full, soft, quick pulse, followed by general perspiration, mostly on the forehead skin.

Vesicular eruptions, with acrid, thin, yellowish discharges.



The pains become worse towards evening, and after midnight, and then sleeplessness, with tossing about.

“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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