Date posted: October 25, 2011

Dr  Jitesh T K  MD(Hom) Materia medica
Medical officer (Homoeopathy)
Directorate of Indian System of Medicine & Homoeopathy, Govt of N.C.T of Delhi

There are different methods to study the Materia medica. It is the individual’s choice to choose the best way for the particular drug, without compromising with the essence of the drug. The method of study to increase your knowledge and the method of study to appear for the examinations is different. For that matter it is different for different types of examinations (subjective & objective) too. After going through the previous year’s U.P.S.C/P.S.C question papers, it has been observed that the majority of questions are asked from the following portions.

1. Allen’s Keynotes
One should be thorough with each and every line in Allen’s Keynotes. Due importance should be given to the drugs given in the brackets and also the “Relations” section given under each drug.

2. Boericke’s Materia medica
One must be familiar with all the medicines mentioned in the syllabus of concerned examinations. Due importance should be given to following portions
(1) Introductory part of each drug
(2) Symptoms in italics
(3) Modalities & Relationship section

3. Relationship of remedies with duration of action – by Gibson Miller
At least 1-2 questions regarding relationship of drugs are asked in each and every UPSC/PSC question paper. The orders of importance are as follows
(1) Inimical & complementary
(2) Cognates
(3) Analogues

4. Family-wise study
Study the drugs coming under important families. E.A.Farrington’s “Lectures on clinical matria medica”, J.H.Clarke’s “A clinical repertory to the Dictionary of Homoeopathic Materia medica”, Otto lesser’s “Text-book of Homoeopathic Materia medica”, Farokh. J. Master’s “The fascinating fungi”, “Agitated Argentums”,”Web spinners”, “Snakes in homoeopathic grass” etc are useful reference books for family wise study.

(1) Vegetable kingdom- important families are
• Anacardiaceae
• Compositae
• Coniferae
• Cucurbitaceae
• Ericaceae
• Euphorbiaceae
• Fungi, Algae & Lichens
• Labiatae
• Liliaceae
• Leguminosae
• Loganiaceae
• Myrtaceae, Myristicaceae & Myricaceae
• Polygonaceae
• Papaveraceae
• Polygonaceae & Polygalaceae
• Ranunculaceae
• Rubiaceae
• Rutaceae
• Solanaceae
• Umbelliferae
• Urticaceae

(2) Animal kingdom
• Insecta
• Ophidia
• Spiders
• Milk and milk products

(3) Mineral kingdom
• Acids
• Noble metals
• Halogen group
• Carbon group
• Ferrum group
• Kali group
• Magnesia group
• Mercury group
• Natrum group
• Mineral – spring water

(3) Nosodes
• Diseased products of human beings
• Diseased products of other animals
• Diseased plant products
• Bowel nosodes

(Note: Materia medica of Nosodes by H.C.Allen, Materia medica of nosodes with repertory by O.A.Julian & Bowel nosodes by Paterson J are useful for studying Nosodes)

(4) Sarcodes
• Sarcodes from healthy endocrine glands (e.g. Thyroidinum)
• Sarcodes from healthy secretions [Hormones & Enzymes]
(e.g. Adrenalin)
• Sarcodes from extracts (e.g. Oophorinum)
• Other Sarcodes (e.g.: Cholesterinum, Fel tauri, Vulpis fel)

(5) Impoderabilia
• Natural
• Human made (Artificial)

5. Provers of the drugs
(1) Medicines proved by Dr.Hering & Dr.Hahnemann are very important
(2) One should be well aware of the provings of Dr.Burnett, Swan, Burt, Stapf, Lux etc
(3) Knowledge of provers of common drugs like Tuberculinum, Carcinocin etc
(4) Provers of Indian drugs

6. Source books in Materia medica
One should have a basic idea about the source books in Materia medica and their year of publication.

(1) “The Encyclopedia of pure Materia medica” by T.F.Allen
• Year of publication
• Number of volumes
• Number of drugs

(2) “Materia medica pura” by S.Hahnemann
• Year of publication
• Volumes
• Contributors
• Translations
• Schema
• Number of medicines

(3) “Chronic diseases” by S.Hahnemann
• Year of publication
• Volumes
• Number of drugs

(4) “ The Guiding symptoms of our Materia medica” by C.Hering
• Year of publication
• Number of volumes & drugs
• Evaluation of symptoms
• Grading
• Construction
• Arrangement
• The introduction given by Dr.Jugal kishore is very useful

(5)“Dictionary of Practical Materia medica by J.H.Clarke
• Year of publication & Number of drugs
• Introductory part of polychrest medicines
• Schema

(6)“ A Manual of Pharmacodynamics by Richard Hughes”
• Year of publication & Number of drugs
• The introductory chapters are important, Hughes gives a good picture of the sources of Materia medica

(7)“A Cyclopaedia of drug pathogenesy by Richard Hughes”
• Year of publication
• Number of drugs & number of volumes

7. Desires, Aversions & Complaints from
One should be thorough with the desires, aversions and complaints from of at least the polychrest remedies. One of the standard repertories can be referred to for easy study.

8. Miasmatic background, Thermal reaction, Constitution & Side affinity of Common remedies
• Study the important medicines comes under each miasm
• Go through Dr.Gibson Miller’s Hot & Cold remedies given in the introductory chapters of Kent’s Repertory
• Basic knowledge of constitution & diathesis is important.
• Side affinity of medicines & those symptoms, which are contradictory to the general side affinity of a particular drug.
e.g. Lachesis is given for right-sided sciatica even though it is a left-sided drug

9. Modalities
The modalities given in italics/bold in Boericke’s Materia medica & Allen’s Keynotes are very important.

10. Authors and their important books in Materia medica
Names of Materia medica of following authors are important
• S. Hahnemann
• H.C.Allen
• T.F.Allen
• E.A.Farrington
• M.L.Tyler
• J. T. Kent
• J.H.Clarke
• C.Hering
• R.Hughes
• E.B.Nash
• C.Dunham

11. Basic idea about Tissue remedies
Read the introductory lectures of Schussler’s Tissue remedies

12. Common names (Vernacular names)
Common names of important drugs are frequently asked. Study the common names mentioned against each drug in Allen’s keynotes and Boericke’s Materia medica

13. Indian drugs
Common names, prover etc are important
e.g. (1) Blatta orientalis
(2) Azadiracta indica

14. Other useful Materia medicas
• “The prescriber” by J.H.Clarke
• “Expanded works of E.B.Nash”
• “A Study of remedies by comparison” by H.A.Roberts
• “Special pathology and diagnostic with Homoeopathic Therapeutic hints” by C.G.Raue
• “A Synoptic key of the Materia medica” by C.M.Boger
• “A Study of Materia medica” by N.M.Choudhury
• “Essentials of Materia medica & Pharmacy” by W.A.Dewey
• “Regionals of Boericke Materia medica” by Satya paul
• “Materia medica of homoeopathic Medicines” by S.R.Phatak
• “Prescriber to Allen’s Keynotes & Characteristics” by R.P.Sangar
• “Text book of Materia medica” by S.K.Dubey
• “Select your remedy” by Bishamber Das

15. Latest Materia medicas
It will be a waste of time and energy if undue importance is given to the study of the latest Materia medicas, because symptoms are quoted and questions asked only from the authentic Materia medica textbooks

Different authors explain relationships of remedies in different ways. Important points mentioned by them can be studied as follows.

1. Dr.Hahnemann:
1. Antidote – In the aphorism 249 he suggests “If the aggravation be considerable (after a medicine) be first partially neutralized as soon as possible by an antidote before giving the next remedy chosen more accurately according to similarity of action”

2. Dr.E.A.Farrington

  1. Family relation – From the similarity in their origin
  2. Concordant – Similar drugs with dissimilar origin
  3. Complement – The drug that completes the cure which the other begins, but unable to effect
  4. Antidote – The medicine which modify the effects of a wrongly selected potency or an apt potency
  5. Inimical – They also will be similar, but the resemblance will be so great, in fact the drugs are so nearly “idem” that it is not well to follow one with the other.

3. Dr.Clarke

  1. Complementary remedies
  2. Remedies that follows well (after)
  3. Remedies followed well by
  4. Compatible remedies
  5. Incompatible remedies
  6. Remedy antidotes
  7. Remedy is antidoted by

4. Dr.Boenninghausen

  1. Remedies related to mind and localities
  2. Other remedies (Represents a general relationship of the remedies in the unclassified symptom groups, to the remedy under consideration)
  3. Antidotes
  4. Injurious

5. Dr.Boger

  1. Remedies related to mind and localities
  2. Related remedies
  3. Antidote
  4. Inimical – Two very similar remedies do not follow each other well

6. Dr.J.T.Kent

  1. Chronic remedy – In managing a chronic sickness the remedy that conforms with an acute experience of the illness is worth knowing, as very often its chronic may be just the one that conforms to its symptoms. (e.g.: 1. Calcarea is the natural chronic of Belladonna and Rhus tox, 2. Natrum mur is the chronic of Apis & Ignatia)
  2. Complementary – Medicine that completes the action of the first one when it is no longer acting.
  3. Inimical – They do not like to work after each other (e.g.: Causticum & Phos, Apis & Rhus tox)
  4. Antidote – when there appears new symptoms, the new symptoms combining with the old ones must be again studied and the second remedy must correspond more particularly to the new than to the old.

7. Dr.C.Hering

  1. Complementary to
  2. Follows well after
  3. Followed well by
  4. Antidotes (Lyco antidotes Cinchona)
  5. Antidotes to (Antidotes to Lyco: Acorn,Camphor)
  6. Inimical
  7. Collateral relation (Belonging to the same family)
  8. Concordances
  9. Conjunctive relation (Bryonia & Colocynth)

8. Dr.Elizabeth Wright

  1. Complementary – (a) Acute complements of chronic remedies (b) Chronic complements of acute remedies (c) Remedies in series
  2. Incompatible
  3. Vegetable analogues & Chemical analogues

9. Dr.Gibson Miller

  1. Complements
  2. Remedies that follow well
  3. Inimicals
  4. Antidotes

(Mentioned by H.C.Allen, W.Boericke, Clarke & C. Hering)



1. For excessive nausea and vomiting after taking tobacco

1. Ipecac

2. For bad effects of tobacco chewing 2. Ars alb
3. For the gastric symptoms next morning after smoking 3. Nux vom
4. Palpitation, tobacco heart, sexual weakness

4. Phosphorus

5. For annoying hiccough from tobacco chewing 5. Ignatia,

Puls (Clarke, Hering)

6. For tobacco toothache 6. Clematis or Plantago
7. Neuralgic affections of right side of face; dyspepsia; chronic nervousness, especially in sedentary occupations 7. Sepia
8. For impotence, spasms, cold sweat from excessive smoking

8. Lycopodium

9. Occipital headache and vertigo from excessive use of tobacco, especially smoking

9. Gelsemium

10. To relieve terrible craving when discontinuing use 10. Tabacum
11. Destroys craving for tobacco

11. Caladium

12. Heart affections after continuous use of tobacco

12. Spigelia (Clarke)

13. Causes aversion to tobacco

13. Plantago (Clarke, Hering)

14. Bad taste in mouth in morning due to tobacco 14. Nux vom

(Clarke, Boericke)

15. It antidotes mental effects of overuse of tobacco, in patients of sedentary habits who suffer from over mental exertion 15. Sepia
16. Fluoric acid follows well after which medicines in the following conditions

  • In ascites of drunkards (Ascites from gin-drinker’s liver – Clarke, Hering)
  • In hip diseases
  • In sensitive teeth
  • In diabetes
  • In bone diseases
  • In goitre




  • Ars alb


  • Kali carb
  • Coff, Staph
  • Phos acid
  • Sil, Symph
  • Spongia


17. Isomorphic medicine of Phosphorus 17. Ars alb
18. Removes bad effects of (Camphor – Hering), Iodine and excessive use of table salt

18. Phosphorus

19. Abrotanum follows well after which medicines in the following conditions

  • In furuncle
  • In pleurisy, when a pressing sensation remains in affected side impending respiration




  • Hepar sulph
  • Acon & Bry


20. Never be alternated with Sepia 20. Pulsatilla
21. One of the best remedies with which to begin the treatment of a chronic case

21.    Puls, Calc carb, Sulphur

22. Ailments from tea drinking 22. Pulsatilla
23. Medicine follows Puls in Ophthalmia (Clarke) 23. Arg nit
24. Acetic acid follows well after which medicines in the following conditions

  • In hemorrhage
  • In dropsy



  • Cinchona
  • Digitalis
25. It aggravates the symptoms of Arn, Bell, Lach, Merc; especially the headache from Belladonna

25. Acetic acid

26. Cannot often be repeated in chronic cases without an intercurrent, called for by the symptoms

26. Nat mur

27. Should never be given during fever paroxysm

27. Nat mur

28. Medicine which will relieve after Nat mur if vertigo and headache be very persistent, or prostration be prolonged 28. Nux vom
29. Bad effects of sea bathing (Clarke) 29. Ars alb

  • Should never be given simply to control the fever,
  • Never alternated with other drugs for that purpose
  • Unless indicated by the exciting cause, is nearly          always injurious in first stage of typhoid fever
  • Rarely indicated in fevers which bring out eruptions



  • Aconite
31. “Tension” is the key note of this medicine – Hughes 31. Aconite
32. Medicine follows Lachesis in intermittent fever when type changes 32. Nat mur
33. Medicine completes the curative work of Lachesis 33. Crotallus cascavella

  • Medicine which often cures after Coll has improved piles
  • Useful after Nux & Sulph have improved, but failed to cure piles



  • Aesculus
35. Ailments from the abuse of metals generally 35. Sulphur
36. Sulphur is the remedy when this substance has been abused as a purgative 36. Aloe

  • For a sleepless patient this medicine may be given at night
  • If the patient sleeps well it is best given in the morning, as it may disturb sleep if given at night
  • Nux may be given at night and this medicine in the morning when their complementary action is desired (Clarke)



  • Sulphur
38. Complementary medicine of Zinc met in Hydrocephalus (Clarke) 38. Calc phos

  • After Camphor in cholera & cholera morbus
  • After Amm c, Carbo v & Bov in dysmenorrhoea with vomiting and purging

  • Verat alb
40. Psorinum is given after this medicine in vomiting of pregnancy 40. Lactic acid
41. Sulphur follows this medicine well in mammary cancer 41. Psorinum
42. Psorinum is given after this medicine in traumatic affections of ovaries 42. Arnica
43. Caladium & Selenium follow well after this medicine in weakness of sexual organs or impotence 43. Agnus castus
44. Compatible: before Calc & Sil in polyps 44. Allium cepa
45. The burning feet of Sulphur and restless fidgety legs and feet of Zinc are both found at the same time in 45. Medorrhinum
46. This medicine is compatible after Sulphur especially when stool drives out of bed (Hering) 46. Medorrhinum
47. This medicine follows Psorinum as constitutional remedy in hay fever, asthma 47. Tuberculinum
48. Medicine for acute attacks, congestive or inflammatory, occurring in tubercular diseases 48. Belladonna
49. Medicine to fatten patients cured with Tuberculinum 49. Hydrastis
50. Symptoms are prone to go from right to left 50. Anacardium, Lycopodium
51. Similar to Arsenicum, which it often follows 51. Anthracinum
52. Complementary medicine of Apis if lymphatics are involved 52. Baryta carb
53. To be given on retiring or what is better, several hours before going to bed; it acts best during repose of mind and body 53. Nux vom
54. Seeds of this plant medicine contain copper, which is responsible for the cramps it causes 54. Nux vom
55. Must not be given in physiological doses in feeble heart, high blood pressure and in tubercular patients 55. Thyroidinum
56. Trillium pendulum is complementary to this medicine in menstrual and hemorrhagic affections 56. Calc phos
57. Medicine preferable for warts on the prepuce 57. Cinnabaris
58. Medicine recommended as a prophylactic in malarial and African fevers 58. Terebinth
59. Termini of nerves became so irritated and sensitive that some kind of friction was necessary to obtain relief in 59. Tarentula hisp
60. For pricking pain, and soreness of periosteum remaining after an injury 60. Symphytum
61. In metrorrhagia from retained placenta with characteristic delirium, this medicine often acts promptly when Stram has failed 61. Secale cor
62. Bad effects of onions, bread; wine, spirituous liquors; tobacco smoking and chewing 62. Ars alb
63. Unless undoubtedly indicated the treatment of chronic diseases should not be commenced with this medicine, it is better to give first another antipsoric medicine (Hering) 63. Lycopodium
64. Ailments from brandy drinking 64. Sulphuric acid
65. Sulphuric acid follows well after this medicine in echymosis 65. Ledum pal
66. Sulphuric acid follows well after this medicine in bruised pain, livid skin and profuse sweat 66. Arnica
67. This medicine follows well after Cal carb in obesity of young women with large amount of unhealthy adipose tissue 67. Graphites
68. Graphites follows this medicine well in skin affections 68. Sulphur
69. Graphites follows well after this medicine in gushing leucorrhoea 69. Sepia
70. This medicine follows Thuja in condylomata and sycotic affections 70. Sabina
71. After Bryonia in pleurisy (Hering) 71. Sabadilla
72. This medicine follows well after Opium in bad effects of fright 72. Sambucus nigra
73. Complementary to Ferrum in hemorrhages and the hemorrhagic diathesis 73. Hamamelis
74. This medicine is better than either Arnica or Calendula in hastening absorption of intra-ocular hemorrhage (Hering) 74. Hamamelis
75. After Bell fails in scarlatina 75. Sanguinaria can
76. Complementary to Calendula in injuries of soft parts 76. Hepar sulph
77. As a dynamic remedy for the narcosis of Opium 77. Sanguinaria can
78. Rheumatism of right deltoid  (Clarke) 78. Sang, Mag carb
79. Hyoscyamus follows this medicine well in deafness after apoplexy (Hering) 79. Belladonna
80. This medicine follows Nux vom or Opium in haemoptysis of drunkards (Hering) 80. Hyocyamus
81. This medicine often cures lasciviousness when Hyocyamus fails (Hering) 81. Phosphorus
82. Medicine which follows Bell & Opium in congestive chills (Hering) 82. Hyocyamus
83. Hiccough after abdominal operations (Clarke) 83. Hyocyamus
84. Hiccough after emotional disturbances (Clarke) 84. Ignatia
85. In wounds where formerly Aconite & Arnica were given alternately, this medicine cures 85. Hypericum
86. The bad effects of Ignatia are antidoted by 86. Pulsatilla
87. This medicine is followed well by Kali bich in croup 87. Iodum
88. Frequently called for after abuse of mercury 88. Sarsaparilla
89. Itch checked by mercurials or Sulphur often requires this medicine 89. Selenium
90. After Spongia this medicine is indicated, when mucus commences to rattle 90. Hepar sulph
91. Follows Digitalis, if this fails to relieve water-logged cases 91. Squilla
92. This medicine is followed well by Ant tart in foreign bodies in larynx 92. Ipecac
93. Ipecac is followed well by this medicine in influenza, chills, croup, debility and cholera infantum 93. Ars alb
94. The lower preparation of this salt should not be kept too long 94. Kali bich
95. Kali bich is given after this medicine in acute or chronic nasal catarrh 95. Calc carb
96. Ant tart follows well this medicine in catarrhal affections and skin diseases 96. Kali bich
97. After Cantharis & Carbo acid has removed the scrapings in dysentery 97. Kali bich
98. Kali bich follows after this medicine in croup, horse cough, with tough membrane, general weakness and coldness are present 98. Iodum
99.Kali mur is followed by this medicine in mastitis and syphilis 99. Silicea
100. Follows Kali phos in ear diseases and suppressed menses 100. Kali mur
101. It generally acts best in single dose, if repeated should be given at exact intervals (Hering) 101. Lac can
102. After Arnica it hastens the curative process in the joints 102. Ruta
103. Ruta follows after this medicine in injuries of bones 103. Symphytum
104. Medicine antidotes spider poisons 104. Ledum pal
105. Long lasting effects of injuries 105. Conium
106. Sometimes acts best when given in hot water 106. Mag phos
107. In children handling genitals (Clarke) 107. Mezerium, Medorrhinum
108. It antidotes: bad effects of sugar, insect stings, ailments from arsenic or copper vapors (Hering) 108. Mercurius
109. Hering who proved this medicine, calls it “Turpethum” and “Turpeth mineral” 109. Merc sulph
110. Medicine which often quickly > itching and burning of Rhus, the vesicles drying up in a few days. 110. Sepia
111. Given after Mag carb when milk disagrees and child has sour odor 111. Rheum
112. In urticria this medicine follow with Bovista 112. Rhus tox
113. Incompatible with Sulphur & Staphysagria 113. Ran bulb
114. Acts well before or after Cinchona in colliquative sweats, diarrhea & debility 114. Phos acid
115. After Nux vom in fainting after a meal 115. Phos acid
116. Skin symptoms if suppressed causes diarrhoea 116. Petroleum
117. Epidemic occurring in January and February often call for this remedy 117. Mezerium
118. Cures the muscular weakness following excessive use of opium and tobacco 118. Muriatic acid
119. Must change position frequently, but it is painful and gives little relief 119. Nat sulph, Causticum
120. It antidotes, poisoning with Rhus and stings of insects 120. Ammonium carb
121. This medicine is incompatible to Thea & Beer                                                                                                                                               (Hering, Clarke) 121. Ferr met
122. Medicine similar to Puls in affections of the eyes 122. Euphrasia
123. The nearest analogue of Eup per 123. Bryonia
124. The closest analogue of Echinacea (Clarke) 124. Baptisia
125. This medicine is similar to Mercurius in ptyalism, glandular swellings, bronchitis, diarrhoea, susceptibility to weather changes, night pains 125. Dulcamara
126. Should not be used before or after Acet ac, Bell & Lach 126. Dulcamara
127. Often relieves the constant distressing night-cough in tuberculosis 127. Drosera
128. Nearest analogue of Cyclamen 128. Pulsatilla
129. Cinchona antidotes direct action of this medicine and increases the anxiety 129. Digitalis
130. This medicine follows Cuprum met well in whooping cough and cholera 130. Veratrum album
131. Patients requiring this medicine often improve from wine or stimulants, though persons susceptible to it can not take alcoholic stimulants when in health 130. Con mac
132. Con mac is followed well by this medicine in tumors of mammae with threatening malignancy 131. Psorinum
133. Children not easily impressed when Ant tart seems indicated in coughs, require this medicine 132. Hepar sulph

  • For bad effects of vaccination when Thuja fails and Silicea is not indicated
  • Before Silicea from foreign bodies in the larynx & trachea
  • Before Puls in suppressed gonorrhea
  • When lungs seem to fail, patient becomes sleepy, cough declines or ceases, it supplants Ipecac
133. Antim tart
134. This medicine cures pustules on genitals caused by Antim tart (Hering) 134. Con mac
135. Has cured scarlatina & albuminuria after Canth, Dig, Hell failed 135. Apis mel
136. “It has cured where Bell failed in cough of horses” (Hering) 136. Apis mel
137. Dropsy after abuse of quinine 137. Apocynum can
138. This medicine is complementary to Apis if lymphatics are involved 138. Baryta carb
139. An occasional dose of this medicine favors action of Arg nit in Ophthalmia 139. Pulsatilla
140. Coffea increases nervous headache of 140. Arg nit
141. Boys complaints after using tobacco 141. Arg nit, Ars alb, Ver alb
142. Cures gonorrhea, after Cannab, Copaiva and Mercurius failed 142. Arg met
143. Uterine and ovarian symptoms, similar to this medicine, latter on right side; Arg met on left 143. Palladium
144. After Arg nit had failed in flatulent indigestion, this medicine cures (Hering) 144. Lycopodium



  • After Bry & Spig in dyspepsia
  • After Spongia was given for goitre, and myopia followed
  • After Verat for wind passing upward in great quantities, inducing faintness
145. Arg nit
146. Complementary drug of Colocynth in dysentery with great tenesmus 146. Merc sol
147. Colocynth in alternation with this medicine cures ovarian pains (Hering) 147. Staphysagria
148. After Cham in abdominal pain and first stage of cholera (Hering) 148. Colocynth
149. Nearest analogue of Colocynth (Clarke) 149. Bryonia
150. Has cured colic after Col & Nux had failed 150. Collinsonia
151. Was used with benefit in case of cardiac disease, in which Digit, Cactus and other remedies failed (Hering) 151. Collinsonia
152. Arnica is followed by 152. Acid sulph

  • Wine increases unpleasant effect of this medicine
  • Follows well after Apis in hydrocephalus
  • Ars alb aids Arnica in dysentery with varicose veins
  • Alternate successfully in cases where the change of symptoms indicate it, with Acon & Rhus tox
  • Injurious after the bite of a dog or any rabid or angry animals                                 (Hering)
153. Arnica

  • Useful after Hep and Nit acid in dry, hoarse, croupy cough
  • Should not be given low or repeated often, as bad effects often follow
  • After Caust and Hep in morning hoarseness and deafness, and in scarlatina
  • After Senega in soreness and redness of throat (Hering)
155. Arum triphyllum

  • Useful after Sulphur in phthisis pulmonalis
  • Useful after Conium in sensitive lump in mamma                                               (Hering)
156. Ars iodide
156. This medicine is similar to Causticum in modalities 156. Asarum europaeum
157. When Ars alb has been improperly given or too often repeated in typhoid or typhus 157. Baptisia tinctoria
158. Baryta carb is incompatible after this medicine in scrofulous affections 158. Calc carb
159. After Baryta carb this medicine will often eradicate the constitutional tendency to quinsy 159. Psorinum

  • Especially in enuresis after Natrum mur failed
  • Useful after Colchicum fails in gout
  • After abuse of Copaiva in suppression of gonorrhea
160. Benzoic acid
161. If the patient lies perfectly still, the disposition to vomit is less urgent. Every motion renews it 161. Colchicum, Bryonia
162. Often cures dropsy after Apis & Ars fails 162. Colchicum
163. After Coffea in ineffectual labour pains (Hering) 163. Aconite
164. Tenderness after Coffea relieved toothache (Hering) 164. Ignatia
165. After Chamomilla in belly-pains and diarrhoea in teething children (Hering) 165. Coffea
166. Nervous erethism caused by Coffee (Hering) 166. Sulphur
167. After Thea in sleeplessness (Hering) 167. Coffea
168. Has cured umbilical hernia with obstinate constipation after Nux failed 168. Cocculus
169. This medicine follows well Calc phos in hydrocephaloid 169. Cinchona

  • In pertussis after Drosera has relived the severe symptoms
  • Has cured aphonia from exposure when Acorn, Phos and Spongia had failed
  • Is frequently thought of in children as an epidemic remedy when adults require other drugs
170. Cina
171.This medicine in occasional dose, aided Berberis vulg in curing rheumstism of knee (Hering) 171. Lycopodium
172. When Rhus tox seems indicated, but fails to cure, in chronic urticaria 172. Bovista
173. Hard goitre cured after Iodum failed 173. Bromium
174. This medicine has cured in croup after failure of Iod, Phos, Hep, Spong; especially in relapses after Iod 174. Bromium
175. After Conium in lymphatic, psoric or tuberculous persons 175. Calc ars
176. Calc carb is followed by this medicine in nasal catarrh 176. Kali bich

  • In children it may be often repeated
  • In aged people it should not be repeated; especially if the first dose benefited, it will usually do harm
  • When the remedy does not otherwise act, put it in child’s milk, if bottle fed
  • Incompatible before Acid nit & Sulphur
177. Calc carb
178. Debility remaining after acute diseases 178. Psorinum, Calc phos
179. Pain extends from orifice of urethra backwards 179. Sal acid, Calendula

  • Similar to Hypericum in injuries to parts rich in sentient nerves where pain is excessive and out of proportion to injury
  • Similar to Arnica in traumatism without laceration of tissue
  • Symph, Calc phos, for non-union of bones
180. Calendula
181. This medicine antidotes

  • Nearly all vegetable medicines
  • Tobacco
  • Fruits containing prussic acid


181. Camphor
182. Should not be allowed in the sick room in its crude form 182. Camphor
183. Burns before the blisters form and when they have formed 183. Cantharis
184. Cina follows this medicine well in intermittent fever 184. Capsicum
185. This medicine is often useful after bad effects from spoiled fish and decayed vegetables 185. Carbo animalis, Carbo veg, Allium cepa

  • This medicine is similar to labour pains of Pulsatilla, but mental condition opposite
  • Similar to, Sepia in moth patches and reflex symptoms from uterine irregularities
186. Caulophyllum

  • Incompatible: always disagrees, the Acids & Coffea
  • It antidotes paralysis from lead poisoning
  • It antidotes paralysis of tongue due to holding type in mouth of compositors (Hering)
187. Causticum
188. In cases spoiled by the use of Opium & Morphine 188. Chamomilla
189. Mental calmness contra indicate this medicine 189. Chamomilla
190. Chelidonium antidotes the abuse of this substance, especially in hepatic complaints 189. Bryonia
191. Ars, Sulph, and Lyco follow well, and will often be required to complete the cure 191. Chelidonium


1. “Acts most beneficially when patient suffers from chronic loose stool or diarrhea” (Hahnemann) 1. Phosphorus
2. “This medicine requires something like 9 days before it manifests its action, and even a single dose may elicit other symptoms lasting for weeks” (Aegedi)

2. Psorinum

3. “Whether derived from purest gold or purest filth, our gratitude for its excellent service forbids us to inquire or care” (P.B.Bell)

3. Psorinum

4. “Medicines which have their special applicability to meat eaters rather than to exclusive vegetarians” (Teste)

4. Bry, All sat, Lyco, Nux vom, Colo, Digit.

5. “It actually seems to fatten up tuberculous patients”(Burnett)

5. Hydrastis

6. “This medicine needs more frequent repetition in children’s complaints than nearly every other chronic remedy” (H. Fergie Woods) 6. Tuberculinum
7. “To call a carbuncle a surgical disease is the greatest absurdity. An incision is always injurious and often fatal. A case has never been lost under the right kind of treatment, and it should always be treated by internal medicine only”  (Hering) 7. Anthracinum
8. “Tincture, given in 5 – 7 drop doses at bedtime, control nocturnal seminal emissions better than any other remedy” (C.W.Roberts) 8. Thuja
9. “One part, with three parts of alcohol, 10 – 15 drops, three times daily for 3 or 4 weeks, has been successfully used to subdue the craving for liquor” (Hering) 9. Sulphuric acid
10. “Should not be given in lying in period except in high potencies” (Hering) 10. Iodum
11. “Acts best in goitre when given after full moon, or when the moon is waning” (Lippe) 11. Iodum
12. “Wine drinkers should take coffee and beer drinkers should take tea, coffee antidotes wine and tea antidotes beer, so this medicine corresponds to beer, tea will be likely to agree with it better than coffee” (Hering) 12. Kali bich
13. “For the bad effects of drunkenness in people with light hair, blue or gray eyes, florid complexion, fat or corpulent, what Nux vom is to people of opposite temperament” (Hering) 13. Lobelia inflata
14. “If Ipecac fails when indicated in uterine hemorrhage give this medicine” (Yingling) 14. Pyrogen
15. “One single dose of the 30th potency is sufficient to cure entirely epidemic whooping cough. The cure takes place surely between 7 & 8 days. Never give a second dose immediately after the first; it would not only prevent the good effect of the former, but would be injurious” (Hahnemann) 15. Drosera
16. “This medicine has cured bad cases of general dropsy, after Apis, Apoc and Dig failed” (Haynes) 16. Blatta orientalis
17. “This medicine like Baptisia has ability to swallow only liquids (like milk), but unlike the latter, it has aversion to milk” (Hering) 17. Silicea
18. “The chief distinction between this medicine and Iod is, the former cures the blue-eyed and the latter the black-eyed patients” (Hering) 18. Bromium
19. “All our progress as a school depends on the right view of the symptoms obtained by proving with these medicines” (Hering) 19. Camphor & Opium

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  1. Dr Ramesh Gupta says:

    Congrates Dr jitesh for goal oriented navigation. Good job

  2. neerja says:

    sorry fr asking dis ques here sir … can u tell me any book or site where i got mcq’s chapter wise please please !!!!!

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