Valeriana officinalis.

Valeriana officinalis.

Mind and Disposition.

Hypochondriacal restlessness.

Very changeable disposition ; hypochondriacal anxiety, or trembling excitability.

Fear, especially in the evening in the dark.

Hysteria, with nervous over-excitability of the nerves, and very changeable disposition and ideas.



[5] Headaches appearing suddenly or only in jerks.

Pressing in the head, as from a stupefying constriction in the forehead, drawing into the orbits, with paleness of the face ; worse in the evening, when at rest, and in the open air ; better from movement, in the room, and when changing the position.

Sensation of coldness in the upper part of the head when covering it with the hat.

One-sided, drawing headache, from draught of air.

Headache in the sunshine.

[10] Stinging or pressing in the forehead, extending to the orbits.



Inflammation of the edges of the eyelids, with biting and stinging.

In the evening, in the dark, luminous appearance before the eyes, as if one could see the objects.



Redness and heat of the cheeks, especially in the open air.

White blisters on the cheeks and the upper lip, painful to the touch.

[15] Stinging pain in the teeth.


Stomach and Abdomen.

Taste in the mouth (and smell before the nose) like putrid tallow.

Voracious hunger with nausea.

Eructations as from putrid eggs (in the morning on waking).

Nausea, as if a string were hanging down the stomach, with profuse ptyalism.

[20] Nausea, with white lips, vertigo and coldness of the body.

Abdomen swollen and hard.

Spasms in the abdomen (hysterical), most frequently in the evening in bed, or alter dinner ; not relieved in any position.

Colic ; from haemorrhoids ; from worms.


Stool and Anus.

Stools papescent, greenish, with blood.

[25] Discharge of blood from the rectum.

Discharge of ascarides.


Urinary Organs.

Urinary discharge frequent and profuse.


Respiratory Organs.

Frequent jerks and stitches in the chest, with the sensation as if something were pressed out.

Stitches in the left side of the chest (region of the heart).



[30] Pain in the loins, as if from cold, or from overlifting.

Rheumatic pain in the shoulder-blades.



Rheumatic pains in the limbs (rarely in the joints) ; worse during rest after previous exertions ; better from movements.

Twitching, suddenly appearing pains, relieved by a change of position.

Over-sensitiveness of all the senses.

[35] Hysterical complaints.



Sleeplessness, with great restlessness and towing about.



Pulse irregular ; generally rapid and somewhat tense, sometimes small and weak.

Attacks of chilliness, lasting but a short time and followed by continuous heat.

The chilliness generally begins in the neck, and runs down the back.

[40] Predominating, long-continued, and general heat, frequently with perspiration in the face.

Heat with thirst predominates.

Heat worse in the evening and when eating.

Profuse perspiration, especially at night, and from exertion, with violent heat.

Frequent sudden attacks of perspiration, especially on the face and on the forehead, which again disappear suddenly.



[45] Periodical attacks every two or three months.

Aggravation at noon and during the first hours of the forenoon, or towards evening, till midnight ; when bending down ; while, reposing ; while standing ; in the sun.

Amelioration ; in the light ; from moving ; when walking.

Bad effects from the abuse of Mercury.

Especially suitable for women.

“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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