Secale cornutum.

Secale cornutum.

Mind and Disposition.

Great anxiety.

Madness, with inclination to drawn oneself.

Mania, with inclination to bite.

Fear of death.



[5] Stupefaction and unconsciousness.

Giddiness, as from intoxication.

Stupefaction, with tingling in the head and pain in the limbs, which are worse from motion.

Unconsciousness with heavy sleep, preceded by tingling in the head and limbs (in haemorrhages from the uterus).

Dull pain in the back part of the head.

[10] Falling off of the hair.



Wild, staring look.

Distortion of the eyes.

The eyes are pushed back far into the sockets.

Double vision.

[15] Obscuration of sight.



Humming and roaring in the ears, with occasional deafness.



Bleeding of the nose.



Pale, yellowish, sunken countenance, with deep-sunken eyes, surrounded by a blue circle.

Dark redness of the face.

[20] Spasmodic distortion of the mouth and lips.

Formication in the face.

Locked jaw.


Mouth and Throat.

The teeth become loose and fall out.

Grinding of the teeth.

[25] Bloody or discolored foam before the mouth.

Spitting, of blood.

Painful tingling in the throat and on the tongue.

Swelling of the tongue.

Discolored, brown or blackish tongue.

[30] Tongue coated with mucus.

Feeble, stuttering, indistinct speech, as if the tongue were paralyzed.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Violent, unquenchable thirst.

Insatiable hunger, especially for acids.

Continuous nausea ; worse after eating.

[35] Vomiting of bile, of mucus, of black bile, of lumbrici or of the food, with great weakness, or painless, without any effort.

Violent pressure in the stomach, as from a heavy weight.

Great anxiety and pressure in the pit of the stomach, with great sensitiveness to the touch.

Inflammation and gangrene of the stomach.

Inflammation and gangrene of the liver.

[40] Burning (or coldness) in the abdomen.

Burning in the spleen.

Colic, with convulsions.

Pain in the loins, as from false-labor pains.

Rumbling in the abdomen.


Stool and Anus.

[45] Frequent diarrhoea ; discharges watery and of mucus.

Very debilitating diarrhoea, with sudden sinking of strength.

Involuntary, very watery stools.

Offensive watery diarrhoea (in child-bed).

Cholera ; diarrhoea after the Cholera.


Urinary Organs.

[50] Urinary secretions suppressed.

Pale, watery urine.

Haemorrhage from the urethra.


Sexual Organs.

Women. Menstruation too profuse and of too long duration.

Discharge of blood during pregnancy.

[55] Haemorrhage from the uterus of black, liquid blood ; the discharge is increased by motion.

Labor ceases, and instead twitchings and convulsions.

Abortion, especially in the third month (after abortion the os uteri does not contract).

Lochia of too long duration.

Too long and too painful after-pains.

[60] Swelling of and warts on the half-open uterus.

Inflammation of the uterus from suppressed lochia or menstruation.

Cancer and gangrene of the uterus.


Respiratory Organs.

Heavy, anxious breathing, with moaning.

Spitting of blood, with or without cough.

[65] Hollow, hoarse voice.

Violent palpitation of the heart, with contracted and frequently intermittent pulse.



Tingling in the back, which is numb (void of feeling), extending to the tips of the fingers.



Numbness and insensibility of the hands.

The fingers are bent backward, or spasmodically contracted.

[70] Burning in the hands.

Gangrenous deadness of the fingers.

Swelling of the hands, with black pustules.

Lower. Violent cramps in the calves.

Burning in the swollen feet.

[75] Tingling in the toes.

Gangrenous deadness of the toes.

Gangrena senilis.



Convulsive twitching in the limbs.

Spasmodic distortion of the limbs, relieved by stretching them out.

[80] Tetanic spasms.

Drawing and tearing in the limbs, with tingling.

Numbness of all the limbs.

Burning in any parts of the body, as if sparks were falling on them.



Great sleepiness ; deep, heavy sleep ; stupor.



[85] Pulse unchanged, even with the most violent attacks.

Pulse generally slow and contracted, sometimes intermittent or suppressed ; only slightly accelerated during the heat.

Violent chill of short duration, soon followed by violent internal burning beak with violent thirst.

Disagreeable sensation of coldness in the back, in the abdomen and in the limbs.

Violent and long-continued dry heat, with great restless and violent thirst.

[90] Perspiration, especially on the upper part of the body.

Cold, clammy perspiration over the whole body.



Discolored, dry, shrivelled skin.

Numbness and sensation of deadness of the skin.

Formication under the skin.

[95] Desquamation of the whole skin.

Gangrenous blood-vesicles.




Aggravation from motion ; from touching the affected parts ; during walking ; from warmth ; from getting warm in bed ; from being covered ; from warm applications to all the variously affected parts ; during pregnancy, parturition and confinement.

Amelioration in the cold air, from getting cold ; from rubbing ; from stretching out the limbs ; while standing.

“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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