Baryta carbonica: slow and indecisive

Baryta carbonica is prescribed in homeopathy during periods of indecision, for example when the elderly become childlike and play with dolls. It is also used for psychomotor delays and mononucleosis.

The Baryta carbonica person has general developmental delays, both physically and mentally. They are shy, have comprehension difficulties and poor memory.

Baryta carbonica characteristics

The Baryta carbonica child has psychomotor delays. They are slow to learn, walk and talk, in some cases they may not learn to talk until they are three or four years of age.

They struggle to understand, and will often need to repeat a school year. Their intelligence is deficient – they are capable of memorising an entire text without understanding its meaning.

Their mind appears to be vacant, they are unable to understand or retain concepts.

They have no willpower or self-confidence and depend on the protection of others. They are shy and docile.

They are aware of their disadvantage from a young age, and seek security from their home environment – their family.

As adults, they have learnt to offset their lack of intelligence by avoiding any social gathering or meeting.

They are indecisive and incapable of conducting themselves in a basic situation that deviates from their usual routine.

Baryta carbonica people are affected by the cold and have a tendency to develop tonsillitis, ganglion hypertrophy and ear infections.

Baryta carbonica individuals do not enjoy sweet foods and dislike fruit, especially plums.

They feel like they are breathing in smoke, even when the air is pure and clean.

When do we use Baryta carbonica?

It is an efficient remedy for the prevention of senescence. It is appropriate for the elderly who suffer from sclerosis, premature senile dementia, poor memory and childlike behaviour. You should not wait until the advanced stages before taking Baryta carbonica.

Baryta carbonica is useful in children or adolescents who display these behaviours and characteristics.

Clinical indications

  • Hypertophy of the tonsils and ear, nose and throat suppurations.
  • Childhood or adolescence – falling behind at school, physical and cognitive development delays, slow acquisition of psychomotor skills.
  • The elderly – High blood pressure caused by arteriosclerosis, prevention of premature ageing and senescence.

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