Ruta graveola (Ruta graveolens).

Ruta graveola (Ruta graveolens).

Mind and Disposition.

Melancholy disposition towards evening.

Anxious and low-spirited, with mental dejection.

Inclination to quarrel and contradict.



Giddiness ; in the morning when rising ; when sitting, and when walking in the open air.

[5] Great heat in the head, with much restlessness.

Headache as if a nail were driven into the head.

Headache after excessive use of intoxicating drinks.

Ulcers and scabs on the scalp.

The head is externally painful, as if bruised or beaten.

[10] Pain in the periosteum of the cranium as from a fall.

Large painful swellings on the scalp, as if originating in the periosteum, the place pained previously (tearing), and felt sore to the touch.

Biting, itching (ulcers) on the scalp.

Humid scabs on the head, with scald-head.



Spasms of the (lower) eyelids.

[15] Watering eyes, they are full of tears in the open air, not in the room.

Heat in the eyes in the evening when reading with candlelight.

Spots on the cornea.

Pains in the eyes as if they had been strained too much.

Obscureness of sight from reading too much, with clouds, or like a veil before the eyes.

[20] A green halo appears around the light in the evening.

Bad effects of overstraining the eyes, from reading too much, from sewing, especially fine work at night.



Pain as if bruised in the cartilages of the ear.



Bleeding of the nose, with pressure at the root of the nose.

Perspiration on the dorsum of the nose.



[25] Erysipelas and swelling on the forehead.

Pains in the face as from contusion in the periosteum of the facial bones.


Mouth and Throat.

Pain in the lower teeth.

Gums painful, and bleed readily.

The lips are dry and sticky.

[30] Sensation as from a lump in the throat on empty deglutition.

Spasm of the tongue, with difficulty of speech.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Violent thirst in the afternoon.

Sudden nausea while eating, and vomiting of food.

Colic, with burning or gnawing pain.

[35] Gnawing, pressing pain in the region of the liver.

Gnawing sensation in the stomach, as from emptiness or hunger.

Painful swelling of the spleen.

Colic in children from worms.

Gnawing and eating pain about the navel.


Stool and Anus.

[40] Soft stool, which is discharged with difficulty from inactivity of the rectum.

Constipation, alternating with mucous, frothy stools.

Frequent urging to stool, with small, soft discharges.

Frequent unsuccessful urging, with prolapsus ani.

Prolapsus ani with every (soft or hard) stool.


Urinary Organs.

[45] Frequent pressure to urinate, with scanty discharges of green urine.

Pressure on the bladder, as if continually full ; the pressure to urinate continues after micturition.

Frequent micturition at night.

Involuntary micturition at night in bed, and during the day when walking.


Sexual Organs.

Women. Menstruation irregular, followed by leucorrhoea.


Respiratory Organs.

[50] Dyspnoea, with anxiety from stitches in the chest.

Sensation of coldness or heat in the chest.

Corrosive leucorrhoea after the menstruation has ceased.

Corrosive eating or gnawing in the chest.

Sensation in the larynx as from a bruise.

[55] On the sternum painful spot, which is painful to pressure.

Violent cough, with expectoration of tough mucus and nausea.

Cough, with copious expectoration of thick yellow mucus.

Expectoration of thick yellow mucus, almost without cough, with sensation of weakness in the chest.

Phthisic after mechanical injuries of the chest.


Back and Neck.

[60] Pain in the back and on the os sacrum, as if bruised.

Stitches in the small of the back when sitting, walking or stooping, relieved by pressure and when lying down.



Upper. Lameness and stiffness of the wrist after a sprain, worse in cold wet weather.

Sensation as from a sprain, and stiffness in the wrist.

Numbness and tingling in the hands after exercise.

[65] Lower. Lameness and pains in the ankles after a sprain.

Sensation as if the tendons under the knee were shortened, and weakness in them, especially on descending.

Fistulous ulcers on the lower legs.



Sensation of soreness or as from a contusion, bruise or fall or from a blow, especially in the limbs and joints.

Sensation of soreness of the parts on which one lies.

[70] Lameness after sprains, especially the wrists and ankles.

Worm complaints of children.

Pulse only accelerated during the heat.

Internal chilliness and shaking even near the warm stove.

Coldness running over one side of the head.

[75] Chilliness principally in the back, and running up and down.

Chilliness with heat in the face, and violent thirst.

Heat over the whole body, mostly in the afternoon, without thirst, but with anxiety, restlessness and dyspnoea.

Heat in the face, with red cheeks, and cold hands and feet.

Frequent attacks of flushes of heat.

[80] Cold perspiration on the face in the morning in bed.

Perspiration all over when walking in the open air.



The skin becomes easily chafed from walking and riding, also in children.

Inflammation of the ulcers.

Pain in the long bones as if they were broken.

[85] Bruises and other mechanical injuries of the bones and the periosteum.

Dropsy ; warts, with sore pains.



The pains in the limbs are aggravated during rest and cold wet weather, and principally while sitting, and are ameliorated by motion.

“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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