Sambucus nigra.

Sambucus nigra.

Mind and Disposition.

Periodical delirium, with visions and hallucinations.

Very easily frightened ; trembling, anxiety and restlessness.

Fright followed by suffocative attacks, with bluish, bloated face.



Tension in the head ; when moving it sensation as if it were filled with water.

[5] Sudden jerks through the head.

The head is bent backwards.



Face bloated, dark blue.

Heat and perspiration in the face.

Red, burning spots on the cheeks ; great heat of the face ; circumscribed redness of the face.

Numb tension, as from swelling in the cheeks and on the nose.



[10] Tearing and stinging in the teeth, with the sensation of swelling of the cheeks.

Dryness of the throat and mouth, with thirstlessness.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Vomiting, first of food, later of bile.

Colic pain, with discharge of much flatulence, from taking cold.

Painful pressure in the abdomen, with nausea, when leaning against a hard edge.


Urinary Organs.

[15] Frequent urging to urinate, with profuse discharge of urine.


Respiratory Organs.

Breathing through the nose impeded, with dry coryza, especially in infants.

Quick, wheezing, crowing breathing.

Suffocative attacks when waking after midnight out of a slumber, with half-open eyes and mouth, with bloated blue hands and face, and heat without thirst.

Oppression of the chest, with pressure in the stomach, and nausea.

[20] Nightly suffocative attacks, with great restlessness ; shedding of tears and throwing about of the arms.

Hoarseness, with much tough mucus in the larynx.

Inflammation of the larynx and trachea ; croup ; accumulation of mucus in the larynx.

Attacks of suffocative cough in children, with crying.

Hooping-cough ; suffocative, hollow, deep (hooping) cough, caused by a spasm in the chest, with expectoration only during the day of small quantities of tough mucus.

[25] The cough is worse at or soon after midnight, during rest, when lying in bed, or with the head low, from dry cold air.



Upper. Paralytic heaviness in the elbow-joint.

Trembling of the hands when writing.

Stitches in the wrists.

Dark-blue bloatedness of the forearms and hands.

[30] Lower. Sharp, deep stitches in the tibia.

Å’dematous swelling of the feet, extending to the legs.

Sensation of coldness, numbness and deadness in the middle of the (right) tibia.

Icy-cold feet, with warmth of the body.



Dropsical swellings of the body.

[35] General trembling, with anxiety and ebullitions of blood.



Sleepiness without sleep.

Frequent awakening, as in a fright, with anxiety, trembling, dyspnoea, as if he would suffocate.

Slumber with the eyes and mouth half-open.

During the sleep dry heat, after awakening profuse perspiration.



[40] Pulse generally small and very quick, at times intermitting.

Chilliness over the whole body, with tingling here and there.

Chill, with very cold hands and feet.

Dry heat over the whole body as soon as one falls asleep after lying down, with aversion to be uncovered, and without thirst.

Burning heat in the face, with very cold feet.

[45] Profuse perspiration day and night, but only when awake ; first breaking out in the face.

Very debilitating perspiration.

Night-sweats, except on the head, increasing towards morning.

Continued perspiration while awake, changing into dry heat as soon as one goes to sleep.

Intermittent fever ; chills over the whole body, with cold hands and feet ; followed by intolerable dry heat, without any thirst, accompanied by dread of being uncovered, afterwards copious sweat, without any thirst ; the sweat even continues during the apyrexia.

[50] Bloatedness and dark-red swelling, with tension after contusions.



Most ailments appear while the body is at rest, and are relieved by motion.

Sitting up in bed gives relief.

“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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