Silicea is a powerful remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Dr.Hanemann. Silicea is commonly known as pure Silica. Its chemical composition is silicic oxide.
The crude substance for preparation is pure silica powder, it occurs in abundance in nature and is chemically inert. its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy only, making Silicea an important, and wonderful remedy in treating a variety of diseases.
Silicea is suitable for weak persons with a pale face with lean and thin body, highly chilly patient, is always fully covered with clothes, wraps himself even in hot summer weather.
The patient has a sickly appearance, with dry skin, constitution that suffers from deficient nutrition from defective assimilation.
Silicea is a baby that has a large head, open fontanelles, and sutures with a pot-bellied abdomen, slow in learning to walk due to weak bone development.
The patient’s built is average has weak and lax musculature.
Guiding symptoms of Silicea
Silicea is one of the best remedies for the patient with a lack of vital heat, extremely sensitive to cold, when complaints are brought by vaccination, suppressed foot sweat, exposure to a draught of air.
The patient suffers from convulsions and suppurations mostly as a bad effect of vaccination.
This medicine is used by many homeopaths to treat children’s ailments, the child is scrofulous rachitic with a large head and open fontanelles and sutures, much sweating about the head and distended abdomen.
Silicea is a wonderful remedy in treating obstinate constipation, the stools are hard and knotty. Silicea is indicated when the stools partly recede, the patient says that they have to mechanically remove the stools from the rectum.
This is one of the chief remedies for treating skin disorders, every little injury suppurates, this remedy has got a wonderful effect in controlling the process of suppuration, it promotes and controls suppuration, hastens the formation of abscess and boils.
This is the remedy used to treat vertigo, on looking up, better by wrapping up warmly, and when lying on the left side. The patient is very sensitive to all impressions, especially noise, and becomes anxious.
Silicea is a great remedy for treating patients who suffer from headaches that start at the occiput, ascends to vertex, and finally settle over the right eye.
Silicea is also a wonderful remedy, indicated when the patient has got an intense desire for cold drinks, cold food, ice creams, and always wants to be magnetized.
This is a wonderful remedy in treating excess sweat, there is offensive sweat of hands, feet, axilla, it’s a very offensive, intolerable, sour carrion-like odor of feet, without perspiration and every evening.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The patient is very nervous and is of excitable temperament, there is a lack of stamina and he is very much afraid of failure, for example, an efficient public speaker begins to doubt his performance, but once he starts to deliver his lectures, he gains back his unusual self-confidence and he does well, as the patient is very sensitive to all impressions.
The patient has got fixed ideas, especially in children like foe example has pin mania, he thinks nothing but only pins, he fears them, still searches for them, and counts preserve them with great care.
Silicea is a great remedy for migraines and chronic sick headaches, the headache arises from the nape of the neck, ascends to the vertex, and finally settles over the right eye.
There is the sensation of roaring and shuttering in the brain, there is a pressing and bursting headache as if the eyes and brain were pushed out. There is the confusion of mind with violent tearing in the head with pressure pain in the morning.
Silicea is also indicated to treat vertigo when looking up, with headache as is bruised pain above the eyes so that the patient can scarcely open them.
This is a great remedy for sick headaches with difficulty in holding up the head, there is chilliness and nausea, the scalp is sensitive to touch, the patient is very chilly with low vitality, and the patient is usually constipated.
Silicea is a great remedy for photophobia, there is aversion to light, mostly natural daylight, there is dazzling before eyes, sharp pain through eyes the eyes become tender to touch; worse when closed, cannot close eyes there is bruising pain in eyes.
This is indicated when the vision is confused and letters run together on reading.
This is used to treat styes and iritis, with pus in the anterior chamber of eyes and swelling of the lachrymal duct.
Silicea is a wonderful remedy for perforating or sloughing ulcers of the cornea and, after-effects of keratitis, Silicea will aid in clearing the opacity caused by the above eye conditions.
Silicea is a very good remedy for tinnitus with fetid discharge from ears there are caries of the mastoid.
This is indicated when the patient hears a loud pistol-like report in the affected ear, he is very sensitive to noise, at times there is a roaring sound in his ears.
Silicea is an effective remedy for allergic rhinitis and nose block there is itching at the point of the nose. There is the formation of dry, hard crusts that cause bleeding from the nose when loosened.
This is mostly indicated in allergic rhinitis when there is more sneezing in the morning, the nasal bones are sensitive with obstructed nose and there is loss of smell.
The Silicea patient often complains of the sensation of hair on the tongue, the gums are sensitive to cold air, with boils on gums. Silicea is a wonderful remedy in treating abscesses at the root of teeth, there is pyorrhea and increased sensitivity to cold water.
Silicea is indicated to those patients where the skin is cracked on the margin of lips with eruption on the chin.
This is a great remedy for treating facial neuralgia, there is throbbing, tearing pain with, face red; facial aches are worse in cold damp weather.
Silicea is indicated in inflammation due to chronic tonsillitis, the patient mostly children suffer from periodical quinsy, where both the tonsils are swollen and almost touch each other. There is a sensation of pricking as of a pin in tonsils, stinging pain on swallowing.
Silicea is indicated when all colds settle in the throat, the parotid glands are swollen.
This is indicated in hard cold swelling of cervical glands. Silicea is a great remedy for cough and sore throat, with expectoration of little granules like shot, these shots, when broken, smell very offensive.
Silicea is indicated in pneumonia, when there is slow recovery after pneumonia, there is a cough with expectoration, it is bloody or purulent.
Silicea is indicated in cough when the colds fail to yield the sputum is persistently mucopurulent and profuse when coughing there are stitches in the chest through to the back.
Silicea is a great remedy for a violent cough when lying down, with thick, yellow lumpy expectoration; when the chest condition has reached the suppurative stage of expectoration.
Silicea is useful when there is palpitation and throbbing over the whole body while sitting.
Silicea is indicated when there is violent palpitation on every movement, with an imperceptible pulse.
Silicea is one of the great remedies useful when there is loss of appetite but has excessive thirst, the pit of the stomach is painful to pressure, there are sour eructations after eating.
This is a wonderful remedy when there is disgust for meat and warm food, on swallowing food, it easily gets into posterior nares, it is useful in oesophageal reflux diseases, the patient suffers from vomiting after drinking.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Silicea is one of the top listed remedies for treating obstinate constipation, there is severe colic and cutting pain in the abdomen, with constipation.
Silicea is indicated when the stool comes down with difficulty; when partly expelled, recedes again. There is great straining causing the stings in the rectum, it closes upon a stool. The Feces remain a long time in the rectum. There is constipation always before and during menses.
There is pain or painful cold feeling in the abdomen, it is hard and bloated, better external heat.
This is a great remedy for hepatic abscess, there is jaundice with yellow hands and blue nails. Silicea is a wonderful remedy for fissures and hemorrhoids, painful, with spasm of sphincter with irritable sphincter ani itching due to worms.
Silicea is a great remedy for fistula in ano that alternates with chest pain.
Silicea is indicated for involuntary urination, there is nocturnal enuresis means bedwetting in children with worms.
Silicea is indicated in treating Urinary disorders, mostly bladder infections causing bloody, involuntary urination, with red or yellow sediment in urine.
The male patients of Silicea complain of chronic gonorrhea, with thick, fetid discharge gleet with swelling and there is burning and soreness of genitals, with eruption on the inner surface of thighs.
Silicea is a great remedy for elephantiasis of scrotum, and nocturnal emissions, there is sexual erethism along with the above complaints.
Silicea is indicated in menstrual disorders, mostly menorrhagia there is increased menses, with paroxysms of icy coldness over the whole body, there is the discharge of blood between menstrual periods.
Silicea is indicated when there is the discharge of blood from the vagina every time a child is nursed in lactating mothers,
Silicea is a wonderful remedy in treating leucorrhoea, the leucorrhoea is milky acrid, during urination causing itching of vulva and vagina; the genitals are very sensitive.
Silicea is a great remedy for fistulous ulcers of the breast the nipples are very sore; ulcerated easily and drawn in there are hard lumps in the breast.
Silicea is a great remedy for vaginal cysts, with pus formation Silicea will clear the cyst when taken regularly.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Silicea is indicated in paralysis of hands there is tremulousness of hands when using them with paralytic weakness of forearm. Silicea is indicated in affections of fingernails, especially if white spots on nails there are ingrowing toenails. Sensation in tips of fingers, as if suppurating.
This is a great remedy for sciatica, pains through hips, legs, and feet, there is a severe cramp in calves and soles with loss of power in legs.
Silicea is indicated in sciatica when there is a pain in the knee as if tightly bound the calves are tense and as if contracted. There is pain beneath the toes. The soles are sore also there is soreness in the feet from instep through to the sole.
Silicea is indicated when there is icy coldness and sweaty feet. There is offensive sweat on feet, hands, and axillae.
Silicea has got good action on cartilages, it is indicated in backaches that occur due to intervertebral disc prolapse.
This is indicated to treat back pains, there is paralytic weakness in the region of that nerve supply.
Silicea is one of the top listed medicine, indicated for promoting and controlling the process of inflammation and suppuration, it has got the tendency to promote and expel foreign bodies from tissues wherever they are lodged.
Silicea has got wonderful action and control over the suppurative process in, soft tissues periosteum or bones, maturing abscess.
This is a remedy for eczematous eruptions, with a disposition to boils, in various parts that are very painful.
Silicea is a great remedy for fevers in association with respiratory disorders like rhinitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, there is severe chilliness the patient is very sensitive to cold air.
This is indicated in creeping, shivering over the whole body, the extremities are cold, even in a warm room, the patient wants to be fully covered.
There is sweat at night; worse towards morning, the suffering parts feel cold.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Silicea gets aggravated in the new moon, and full moon, in the morning.
The patient falls ill on washing, getting wet, from cold, and from uncovering.
The conditions of Silicea get better by warmth, wrapping up head, in the summer season.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Silicea are Thuja; Sanic; Puls; Fluor acid.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Silicea are Hepar sulph and Flour. acid.
These are the remedies that are suitable to be used together.
Silicea is compatible with Alumina ,Thuja,Calcarea carb.
The remedies are Mercurius.
The bad effects of Silicea are antidoted by Camphora.
Silicea antidotes the effects of Mercury
Silicea Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Silicea 30 Uses
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Silicea 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Silicea match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
Silicea 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Silicea and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Silicea Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Silicea is used by many homeopaths to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis which need frequent repetition.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
Silicea 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Silicea works well to treat the conditions like white spots on nails and skin conditions and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from brittle nails, acne, and boils.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Silicea
- Abdomen distension
- Abdominal disorders
- Appetite lost.
- Bone affections.
- Chronic obstinate constipation
- Glandular swelling
- Offensive perspiration
- Skin troubles
- Gleet. Gonorrhea.
- Urethral strictures
- Vaccination after effects
Side Effects of Silicea
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Silicea are seen then it can be antidoted by Camphora.