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Lupulus signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Lupulus is used

      Humulus lupulus. Hop. *N. O. Cannabinaceae (of the Urticaceae). Tincture of the seeded spikes. Trituration. Tincture of Lupuline (small resinous granules covering the scales).


Dyspepsia. Dysuria. Gonorrhoea.


*Lupulus has had a somewhat extensive proving, to the symptoms of which have been added the effects of working with hops and of sleeping in rooms where hops were stored. The “hop pillow” remedy for sleeplessness is well known, and this sleep-provoking effect passes into delirium and stupefaction. In a child of twelve, who remained several days in a room where hops were being picked, there was: Frequent starting up from deep sleep with violent delirium, from which he could only be aroused with great difficulty, when he recognized the bystanders, but immediately fell backward into stupor. It was months before he recovered. The effects which remained were: Dilated pupils, mental indolence, unsteady movements, erythema. Among other symptoms of *Lupulus are: Burning in urethra during urination. Nausea and vomiting. Turning sensation in stomach. Fermenting in abdomen. Twitching of tendons. Faintness. better In open air.


*Compare: Urt. urens, Cann-i., Cann. s., Opium *Antidoted by: Coffee.


Frequent starting from deep sleep with violent delirium, from which he could only be aroused with great difficulty, immediately lapsing again into stupor. Mental functions remained indolent several months.


Vertigo, stupefaction. Confusion. Rush of blood to head and eyes. Heat in head and face, with confusion and dull headache. Headache: insupportable, drawing, dull pressure. Violent pulsating of temporal arteries.


Pupils remained dilated several months.


Tongue thickly coated, dry.


Strong pulsation of carotids.


Appetite lost. Great thirst, no appetite. Eructations: nauseating, tasting of hops. Nausea. Vomiting. Sensation: of increased warmth in stomach, of turning with nausea without diminished appetite, of turning with feeling of hunger, but without appetite.


Fermentation and dull pains in abdomen. Dull griping in lower abdomen with nausea.



Stool softer than usual, with urging so great he could hardly reach the closet. Stool retarded.

Urinary Organs

Burning in urethra during micturition, not better by coffee. Urine retarded. Diuresis. Urine dark brown, clear.

Sexual organs

Diminishes and allays sexual appetite.

Respiratory Organs

Respiration deep, almost stertorous.


Pulse slow and intermittent.

Upper Limbs

Great twitching of tendons.

Lower Limbs

Paralytic weakness.


Movements difficult and unsteady for months. Occasionally the smell made him to faint and dizzy he was obliged to go into the open air. Drawing in almost all muscles in short paroxysms, worse between shoulders, and in muscles of arms and hands, pains rheumatic, shift from place to place.


Scarlatina-like erythema, especially over face, with here and there small pustules.


Sopor. Great drowsiness.


Pulse slow. Profuse, greasy, clammy perspiration. Profuse perspiration with high temperature.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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