CALCAREA SILICATA: Materia Medica

Silicate of Lime – A deep, long acting medicine for complaints which come on slowly and reach their final development after long periods.

Hydrogenoid constitution (Nat sulph). Very sensitive to cold. Patient is weak, emaciated, cold and chilly, but worse from being overheated; sensitive generally. Atrophy of children.

Mind.–Absent-minded, irritable, irresolute, lacks self-confidence. Fearful.

Head.–Vertigo, head cold, especially at vertex; catarrh of nose and posterior nares, discharge thick, yellow, hard crusts. Corneal exudation.

Stomach.–Sensation of coldness, especially when empty. Sinking sensation at pit. Great thirst. Flatulence and distention after eating. Vomiting and eructations.

Female.–Uterus heavy, prolapsed. Leucorrhoea, painful and irregular menses. Flow between periods.

Respiratory.–Sensitive to cold air. Difficult respiration. Chronic irritation of air passages. Copious, yellow-green mucus. Coughs with coldness, weakness, emaciation, sensitiveness and peevishness, worse from cold air. Pain in chest walls.

Skin.–Itching, burning, cold and blue, very sensitive. Pimples, comedones, wens. Psoric eruptions.

Relationship.–Compare: Arsenic; Tubercul; Baryt carb; Iod.

Dose.–All potencies from lowest to high.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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