Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum: slow, and lazy but valuable

Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum, or oyster lime, is obtained from the middle layer of the shell of the Cosostrea angulata. It is a homeopathic remedy widely used as a background treatment in infants, children and adolescents.

Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum acts on the overall metabolism therefore it is advised in the growth stage. It has an affinity with bones and lymphoid tissue.

How to recognise a Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum personality?

The infant

Infants with this personality have a tendency to sweat on the forehead or scalp when falling asleep or while nursing. These infants have delayed teething and motor acquisitions. They are prone to nappy rash and spasms. They are slow and quiet, fearful and seem to have night terrors.

The child and adolescent

A child/adolescent with the Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum condition is often obese, overweight and with a potbelly at this stage in their life.

They become cold easily and cannot tolerate milk. They like to eat indigestible things like chalk, dirt or rocks. They may suffer delayed mental or physical development.

These delays are, for example, in teething, learning to walk or read, and they may have a disturbance to their learning and growth. In girls, puberty is usually delayed. At this stage of life they can be slow, shy, fearful and prone to depression.

The adult

The adult with a Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum personality is slow, anxious, tired and depressed easily.

They are prone to nutritional disorders such as obesity, diabetes, uric acid, pain caused by kidney stones and hypertension. They are also prone to suffer from eczema, asthma or hives. They can be slow.

With a thoughtful, rigorous, and organised boss someone with a Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum temperament can be a success, but it could also lead to failure if they are a slow and impressionable person.

In most cases, their characteristic morphology is brevilineal, or shorter and wider than normal.

What do Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum individuals like and dislike?

Their symptoms worsen with cold and moisture. They cannot digest well starches and milk. The symptoms also worsen with a full moon and this is when they usually have verminosis.

They always improve with dry weather. They like indigestible foods, eggs and sweets.

What feelings do they have?

A Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum individual feels cold in general, or localised cold in the feet or legs. They also have cold sweats in the occipital region. They have a generally weak feeling and tire easily because they have no stamina.

When is it prescribed?

As it is defined by brevilineal morphology, it can be prescribed for slowness, fear and a tendency to spasms.

The brevilineal morphology is characterised by obesity, a square or round face, square teeth, round and short limbs, and inflexible joints.

Main clinical indications

Infants, children and adolescents

Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum is prescribed in cases of nappy rash, atopic dermatitis, seborrhoeaic dermatitis, eczema, spasms, repeated rhinopharyngitis, night terrors, and asthma.

Also in growth disorders and delay in motor function or teething. In girls, it is prescribed for disorders of puberty.


Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum is prescribed in cases of urinary lithiasis (stones), obesity, gout and gallstones.

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