Sulphuric acid (Sulphuricum acidum).

Sulphuric acid (Sulphuricum acidum).

Mind and Disposition.

Restlessness and irritability.

Changeable disposition ; from seriousness he changes to great hilarity.

Inclination to weep.



Sensation as if the brain were loose in the forehead, and was falling from one side to the other ; worse when walking in the open air ; better when sitting quiet in the room.

[5] Painful shocks in the forehead and temples, worse in the forenoon and evening.

Headache as if a plug was thrust quickly by increasingly severe blows in the head.

Gradually increasing and suddenly ceasing headache.



Lachrymation when reading.

Tension in the eyelids in the morning ; it is difficult to open them.



[10] Hardness of bearing ; it feels as if a leaf were lying before the ear.



Bleeding of the nose in the evening.



Paleness of the face.

The face feels swollen, as if the white of an egg had dried on the face.

The lips peel off.


Mouth and Throat.

[15] Dulness of the teeth.

Toothache worse in the evening in bed, aggravated by cold, relieved by heat.

Aphthae (in children).

Sensation of dryness in the mouth.


Roughness in the throat.

[20] Tongue dry.

Spitting of blood.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Desire for fresh fruit.

Sour eructations, violent heartburn.

Nausea in the stomach with chilliness.

[25] Vomiting, first of water and then of food.

The water causes cold of the stomach, if not mixed with some alcoholic liquor.

Stitches in the liver and spleen.

Pain in the abdomen like labor, extending to the hips and back.

Flatulence in the abdomen, with the sensation as if a hernia should protrude.

[30] Violent protrusion of an inguinal hernia.


Stool and Anus.

Ineffectual urging to go to stool.

Stool retarded, compact, hard, knotty, and black.

Stools chopped (in children).

Watery diarrhoea, very offensive.


Urinary Organs.

[35] Diminished secretion of brown urine, which becomes turbid on standing, like loam water.

Sediment like blood and a cuticle on the urine.

Pain in the bladder if the call to urinate is postponed.


Sexual Organs.

Women. Menstruation too early and too profuse.

Impotence, with too early and too profuse menstruation.

[40] Leucorrhoea acrid or burning, or like milk.


Respiratory Organs.

Hoarseness, with dryness and roughness in the throat and larynx.

The larynx is painful ; the parts feel deprived of elasticity, which causes a difficulty in talking.

Long-continued haemoptysis.

Cough in the open air, from walking, riding, cold water, and when smelling coffee.

[45] Cough from irritation in the chest, with expectoration in the morning of dark blood, or of a thin, yellow, blood-streaked mucus, generally of a sourish taste.

After the cough, eructations.

Stitches ; in the chest ; about the heart.

Sensation of great weakness in the chest.

Palpitation of the heart, with or without anxiety.



[50] Stiffness in the back on rising in the morning.

Blood-boils on the back.



Upper. Stitches in the shoulder-joints on lifting up the arms.

Tension in the elbow-joint.

Stitches in the joints of the fingers.

[55] Chilblains on the hands.

Lower. Painful weakness of the knees.

Red itching spots on the tibia.

Cold feet.

Stitches in the corns.



Goes to sleep late and wakens early.

[60] During sleep twitches, especially of the fingers.



Stitches in the joints.

Tearing in the whole body, also in the face.

Slowly increasing but suddenly ceasing pain, as if a blunt instrument were pressed against the part.

Sensation of soreness, as if bruised over the whole body.

The left side is principally affected.

[65] Weakness of the whole body, with the sensation of trembling.



Pulse small, feeble, and accelerated.

Chilliness during the day, mostly in the room, better when exercising in the open air.

Frequent chills running down the body.

Heat in the evening and after lying down in bed.

[70] In the evening frequent flushes of heat, especially when exercising.

Flushes of heat with perspiration (in climacteric years).

Much perspiration, principally on the upper part of the body.

Profuse morning sweat.

Perspiration from the least exercise, which continues for a long time after sitting down.

[75] Cold perspiration as soon as one eats warm food.



Bad effects from mechanical, injuries, as from bruises, falling, knocking, pressure of blunt instruments, and contusions (especially in old women).

Blue spots as from suggillation.

Red, itching blotches on the skin.

Soreness of the skin ; also with gangrenous ulceration ; becomes easily chafed when walking or riding.

[80] Painful sensitiveness of the glands.

Eating pain in the ulcers.

Most of the complaints are worse in the forenoon and evening.

Aggravation ; in the open air ; from smelling coffee.

“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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