Senega (Polygala).

Senega (Polygala).

Mind and Disposition.

Great anxiety, with rapid breathing.

Melancholy mood, with great irritability of temper.

Hilarity, with great irritability, changing to anger and wrath.



Dulness and stupefaction of the head, with pressure in the eyes, and obscuration of sight.

[5] The headache always extends to the eyes, is aggravated in the warm room, and relieved in the cold air.

Shuddering on the hairy scalp.



The eyes pain as if they were pressed out, as if the eyeballs were being expanded, especially in the evening at candle-light.

Congestion of blood to the eyes, with pulsation in them on stooping.

Swelling of the eyelids, with tingling in them.

[10] Hardened mucus in the morning in the eyelashes.

Lachrymation in the open air, and when looking intensely on an object.

Obscuration of the cornea.

Sensitiveness of the eyes to the light.

Obscuration of sight, with glistening before the eyes, worse from rubbing them.



[15] Painful sensitiveness of hearing.



Smell of pus before the nose.



Heat in the face.

Burning blisters on the upper lip, and in the corners of the mouth.


Mouth and Throat.

Burning in the throat, mouth and on the tongue.

[20] White-coated tongue.

Inflammation and swelling of the throat and pallet.

Dryness in the throat and accumulation of tough mucus in the throat, which it is difficult to hawk up.

Metallic taste in the mouth, or taste like urine.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Violent thirst.

[25] Gnawing hunger, with sensation of emptiness in the stomach.

Eructations (relieving the mucus and hawking of mucus from the thorax).

Nausea, as from the stomach, with vomiturition and straining to vomit.

Burning in the stomach.

Colic, with pressing pain.

[30] Warmth and oppression in the upper part of the abdomen when inhaling.

Gnawing in the upper part of the abdomen.


Stool and Anus.

Hard, retarded, and insufficient stool.

Diarrhoea, with vomiting and great anxiety.


Urinary Organs.

Urinary secretions diminished.

[35] At night, in bed, involuntary micturition.

Urine contains strings of mucus, foaming when getting cold, turbid and cloudy.

Burning and stinging in the urethra during and after micturition.


Respiratory Organs.

Dyspnoea as from stagnation in the lungs.

Oppressed breathing, as if the chest were not wide enough, especially in the open air and when stooping.

[40] Congestion of blood to the chest.

Shortness of breath from accumulation of mucus in the chest and trachea.

Dry, shaking cough from tickling in the larynx, especially in the open air.

Cough with copious expectoration of tough mucus.

Shaking cough, like hooping-cough, from burning and tickling in the larynx, in the morning, with copious expectoration of tough, white mucus (like the white of an egg).

[45] The cough is worse in the evening and at night, during rest, in the warm room, when sitting, when lying on the (left) side.

Pressing pain in the chest, worse during rest.

Great sensitiveness to the inner chest, also to the touch.

Stitches in the chest when coughing and breathing.

Soreness in the chest, aggravated by pressure, coughing and sneezing.

[50] Accumulation of mucus in the chest, in the larynx, and trachea.

Phthisis mucosa : Hydrothorax.

Hoarseness ; bronchitis.

The most chest symptoms are aggravated during rest and do not affect the breathing.

Violent palpitation of the heart.



[55] Upper. Sensation as if the wrist were sprained.

Lower. Sensation of great weakness or debility in the legs ; the joints feel as if lame.



Pain under the right shoulder-blade as if the chest should burst, when coughing or drawing a long breath.



Great bodily and mental lassitude.

Great weakness, which seems to originate in the chest.

[60] Diseases of mucous membranes.

Dropsy of internal organs (especially after inflammation).

Inflammation of internal organs.



In the evening, as soon as one lies down, heavy sleep ; in the morning one wakens frequently from dyspnoea.



Pulse hard and frequent.

[65] Chilliness and chill almost only in the open air, with weakness in the legs and dyspnoea.

Shudders over the back, with heat in the face and chest symptoms.

Sudden flushes of heat.

Perspiration wanting.



Bites of poisonous animals or animals when in a state of rage.



[70] Especially suitable for plethoric, phlegmatic persons.

Most symptoms, especially those of the chest, are aggravated when at rest and are relieved when walking in the open air.

“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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