CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL
Chemically calcium is reactive and soft
for a metal.
It is a silvery metallic element that must
be extracted by electrolysis from a
fused salt like calcium chloride.
Calcium metal reacts with water,
evolving hydrogen gas at a rate rapid
enough to be noticeable, but not fast
enough at room temperature to
generate much heat.
Calcium, with a density of 1.55 g/cm3, is
the lightest of the alkaline earth
Calcium salts are colourless from any
contribution of the calcium.
General characters of alkaline
earth group medicines:
Mental character –
Aggravation from cold
Involvement of nervous
system and endocrine
Calcium is a major mineral
element of the body.
Constitutes 1.5 to 2 % of the body
weight of the adult human.
About 99% of the calcium in the body is
found in the bones.
There is a dynamic equilibrium between
the calcium in the blood and that in the
skeleton. This equilibrium is maintained
by parathyroid gland and cholecalciferol.
Calcium needed by the body
The formation and maintenance of
bone and teeth
Coagulation of blood
Regulation of neuromuscular irritability
Milk and milk products are main source of
Fish, vegetable, fruits, cereals (ragi rich in
calcium) and drinking water are other
Green leafy vegetables are the cheapest
natural source of calcium but the bio
availability of calcium is poor.
Availability of calcium from a good source like
milk is adversely affected by the simultaneous
consumption of green leafy vegetable.
Recommended in take of calcium (adult) –
400 –500 mg / day.
Non-Homoeopathic uses of
Calcarea group of Medicine
Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is used in manufacturing cement and mortar, lime,
limestone (usually used in the steel industry) and aids in production in the
glass industry. It also has chemical and optical uses as mineral specimens in
toothpastes, for example.
Calcium hydroxide solution (Ca(OH)2) (also known as limewater) is used to
detect the presence of carbon dioxide by being bubbled through a solution. It
turns cloudy where CO2 is present.
Calcium arsenate (Ca3(AsO4)2) is used in insecticides.
Calcium carbide (CaC2) is used to make acetylene gas (for use in acetylene
torches for welding) and in the manufacturing of plastics.
Calcium chloride (CaCl2) is used in ice removal and dust control on dirt roads,
in conditioner for concrete, as an additive in canned tomatoes, and to provide
body for automobile tires.
Calcium cyclamate (Ca(C6H11NHSO3)2) was used as a sweetening agent but is
no longer permitted for use because of suspected cancer-causing properties.
Calcium gluconate (Ca(C6H11O7)2) is used as a food additive and in
Calcium hypochlorite (Ca(OCl)2) is used as a swimming pool
disinfectant, as a bleaching agent, as an ingredient in deodorant, and
in algaecide and fungicide.
Calcium permanganate (Ca(MnO4)2) is used in liquid rocket
propellant, textile production, as a water sterilizing agent and in
Calcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2) is used as a supplement for animal
feed, fertilizer, in commercial production for dough and yeast
products, in the manufacture of glass, and in dental products.
Calcium stearate (Ca(C18H35O2)2) is used in the manufacture of wax
crayons, cements, certain kinds of plastics and cosmetics, as a food
additive, in the production of water resistant materials and in the
production of paints.
Calcium sulfate (CaSO4·2H2O) is used as common blackboard
FEATURES OF CALCAREA
GROUP OF MEDICINES
Fat, flabby and obese (Except Calc.
All calcareas are chilly (except Calc
iod and Calc sulph.)
Local or general coldness. Local
coldness in epigastrium, palms, soles,
Red congested face, flushed face.
Congestion felt in arteries, veins, eyes, ears, chest
Flushes of heat.
Slowness, sluggishness, torpidity.
At physical level, lack of reaction & delayed healing.
In children : Delayed milestones. Delayed teething.
In adults : Late menarche. Dwarfism. Dull, lethargic,
At mental level :
Slow learning & grasping.
Bones, brittle, easily fractured, deformed. Delayed
ossification. Glands hypertrophied and indurated.
Profuse, white aluminous occasionally
Tendency to bleed easily.
Bright, red, profuse, continuous flow.
Menses - too early, too profuse, long
Craving : Indigestible things; like
chalk, charcoal, pencil, earth etc.
Aversion : Tobacco, coffee, meat
Tendency to spasms and
Skin : Unhealthy, oily, waxy, shiny.
Pains : Throbbing shooting,
pricking. Burning pains here and
Periodicity : moon phases.
Cannot tolerate tight clothing, esp.
around the waist.
< Cold in general. Damp weather.
> Heat in general.
> Lying on abdomen.
Doctrine of signature
The remedy is prepared from the middle
layers of inner part of the oyster shell.
Thus one of the features of calcarea is
protection and withdrawal. They
withdraw and make a protective layer
Another strong aspect of Calcarea is
anxiety and fear. There is a theme of
insecurity. The fears & anxieties centre
around issues such as money, health.
When these basic aspects are not
Calcarea Group of Medicines
Common Name- Carbonate of lime or
Middle Layer of Oyster Shell
•Suited to Fair, Fatty and Flabby Patient who
becomes easily fatigued.
•Large Heads, Open Fontanelles and Sutures
•Psora and Sycosis
•Scrofulous, Rachitic and Tubercular
Calcarea carb. produces
impairment in nutrition of
various organs, particularly
Alteration in composition of
blood with chief action on skin
• Great Sensitiveness to take cold.
• Disposed to grow fat.
• Head sweats profusely, while sleeping wetting the pillow far around.
• Coldness in general and the single part.
• Feels better in every way when constipated. Stool has to be removed
• Excellent remedy for polypi and exostosis.
• All discharges smell sour eg, vomitus, diarrhoea, sweat etc.
• Longing for eggs especially during sickness.
Craves undigestible things.
• Has aversion to meat.
• Great apprehension worst towards
• Fear of darkness. Loss of reason.
• Forgetful, confused, low spirited.
• Dejected and melancholic.
• Gloomy mood and anxiety.
• Slight mental effort produces heat.
i. Sour taste in mouth with great
thirst in afternoon.
ii. Toothache only while eating.
<by both heat and cold.
iii. The pit of stomach is swollen.
iv. Acidity of the digestive tract is very
v. The abdomen is pot bellied and is
very sensitive to slightest pressure.
vi. Character of stool is white and sour
i. There is frequent sneezing without
cold. <exposure to cold
ii. Stitching pain in the throat during
iii. Cough: Dry and tickling.
iv. Sometimes sputa is stained with
• Severe anxious asthma with dyspnoea and
stithches in the chest.
• There is hot breath, heat in the mouth but no
Aggravation: In the morning, forenoon and by
• Excellent remedy for
• Affections of lung to tall,
slender, rapidly growing
• Usually the upper third of
the right lung is affected.
•Bones are soft and weak. They develop very slowly.
•Bones are unable to hold the weight of bulky and
•There is curvatures of bones especially of spine and
“Calcarea is superior to any other medicine in caries of vertebrae.”
• Pathological fractures of bones.
• Head is large and the fontanelles
and sutures remain open with
• Delayed dentition in children.
• Calcium and phosphorus are
defecient in bones.
Cold air and water, wet weather, from
washing, in morning, during full moon.
Lying on painful side.
• It antidotes: Bismuth, Digitalis, Nit. Acid, Nux
Vomica and Sulphur.
• Antidoted by: Acetic Acid, China, Nit. Acid,
Camphor and Ipecac.
• Calcarea is chronic of Belladonna.
• Complementary to: Belladonna
• Should never be used before Sulphur. Acts
best after Sulphur. Should not be repeated.
• Kent says:
Sulphur has heat in patches, Calcarea has
cold in patches and sweat also in patches.
Calcarea grows and cures polypi.
Calcarea babies are always more or less
Common Name- Silicate of
Severe acne or acne
• Thermal: Hot patient
• Miasm: Psora
• Calcium silicate is a vital
constituent of glass and cement.
In the food industry it is used as
an anti-sticking agent in
salt, rice, and candy
• The compound is mixed with
lactose sugar and triturated.
• A deep long acting medicine for
complaints which come on slowly
and reach their final development
after long periods.
• Most suited for people who tend
to feel weak and cold, although
overheating makes them feel
• Seem obsessed with dead friends
and relatives, and may talk to the
dead in their imaginations.
• Thrift and a lack of confidence are
• The remedy is used
primarily for this
state of mind in
acne or acne
warts, or abscesses.
•Great thirst, flatulence
and distention after
eating. Vomiting and
•Chronic irritation of air
passages, pain in chest
For lying down, especially
on the back.
For cold; for touch; for
jarring; in the evening; at
Common Name- Acetate of
Inflammation of mucous
• Inflammation of mucous
by membranous exudation.
• Vertigo in open air. Senses
obscure while reading.
• Rattling expectoration.
Cough loose with
expectoration of large
pieces like casts of
• Given in excruciating pains
of open cancer.
From open air, cold.
By bending shoulders
PROVER – W.P.Wesselhoeft
CALCAREA FLUORICA - (commonly
known as Calc. fluor.) normally used
for bony exostoses and glandular
swellings, including nodular tumours
of the mammary glands in the bitch.
Can be of help in treating cataracts.
Also useful for treating elbow hygroma
(bursitis) in wolfhounds once past the
early fluid stage. Give infrequently
(twice a week at most).
GE NE R
A powerful tissue remedy for hard, stony
glands, varicose and enlarged veins, and
malnutrition of bones. Hard knots in female breast.
Goitre. Congenital hereditary syphilis. INDURATION
THREATENING SUPPURATION. Many cases of
cataract have undoubtedly been influenced
favorably by it. Congenital syphilis manifesting itself
in ulceration of mouth and throat, caries and
necrosis with boring pains and heat in parts.
Arteriosclerosis; threatened apoplexy. Tuberculosis.
Used after operations, the tendency to adhesions is
Great depression; groundless fears
of financial ruin.
Creaking noise in head. Blood-tumors
of newborn infants. Hard
excrescences on the scalp. Ulcers on
the scalp with callous, hard edges.
Flickering and sparks before the eyes, spots on
the cornea; conjunctivitis; cataract. STRUMOUS
SUBCUTANEOUS PALPEBRAL CYSTS.
Calcareous deposits on
tympanum; sclerosis of ossicula
and petrous portion of temporal
bone, with deafness, ringing and
SUPPURATION OF MIDDLE
Cold in the head; stuffy cold; dry coryza;
Copious, offensive, thick, greenish, lumpy, yell
ow nasal catarrh. Atrophic rhinitis, especially if
crusts are prominent.
Hard swelling on the cheek, with pain or
toothache, hard swelling on jaw bone.
Follicular sore throat; plugs
of mucus are continually
forming in the crypts of the
tonsils. Pain and burning in
throat; better by warm
drinks; worse, cold drinks.
Hypertrophy of Luschka's
uvula, tickling referred to
Gum-boils, with hard swelling
on the jaw. Cracked
appearance of the tongue,
with or without pain.
Induration of the tongue,
hardening after inflammation.
Unnatural looseness of the
teeth, with or without pain;
teeth become loose in their
sockets. Toothache, with pain
if any food touches the tooth.
Vomiting of infants. Vomiting of
undigested food. Hiccough
(Cajaput.; Sulph-ac.) Flatulency.
Weakness and daintiness of
appetite, nausea and distress
after eating in young children
who are overtaxed by studies.
ACUTE INDIGESTION FROM
FATIGUE and brain-fag; much
Stool and Anus.
Diarrhoea in gouty subjects. Itching
of anus. Fissure of the anus, and
intensely sore crack near the lower
end of the bowel. Bleeding
hemorrhoids. Itching of anus as from
pin-worms. Internal or blind piles
frequently, with pain in back,
generally far down on the sacrum,
and constipation. Much wind in
lower bowels. Worse, pregnancy.
Hoarseness. CROUP. Cough with
expectoration of tiny lumps of yellow
mucus, with tickling sensation and
irritation on lying down. Spasmodic cough.
Calc. Fluor. removes fibroid deposits
about the endocardium and restores
normal endocardial structure. (Eli G.
Heart and Circulation.
Chief remedy for vascular tumors with
dilated blood-vessels, and for VARICOSE
OR ENLARGED VEINS. Aneurism.
Valvular disease. When the tuberculous
toxins attack the heart and blood-vessels.
Neck and Back.
Chronic LUMBAGO; aggravated on
beginning to move, and ameliorated on
continued motion. Osseous tumors.
RACHITIC ENLARGEMENT OF FEMUR
IN INFANTS. Pain lower part of back, with
Vivid dreams, with sense of
impending danger. Unrefreshing
Marked whiteness of skin. Scar tissue;
adhesions after operations. Chaps and
cracks. Fissures or cracks in the palms of
the hands, or hard skin. Fissure of the
anus. Suppurations with callous, hard
edges. Whitlow. Indolent, fistulous ulcers,
secreting thick, yellow pus. Hard,
elevated edges of ulcer, surrounding skin
purple and swollen. Knots, kernels,
hardened glands in the female breast.
SWELLINGS OR INDURATED
ENLARGEMENTS having their seat in
the fasciae and capsular ligaments of
joints, or in the tendons. INDURATIONS
OF STONY HARDNESS.
WORSE, during rest,
changes of weather.
BETTER, heat, warm
Compare: Con.; Lapis; Baryt. mur.; Hecla.; Rhus; Cacodylate of
Calc-st-sula. (acts as an hemostatic and absorptive in uterine
Mangifera indica (varicose veins).
COMMON NAME - Iodide of Lime
It is in the treatment of scrofulous
affections, especially enlarged glands,
tonsils, etc, that this remedy has
gained marked beneficial results.
Thyroid enlargements about time of
puberty. Flabby children subject to
colds. Secretions inclined to be
profuse and yellow. Adenoids. Uterine
Calcarea iodata treatment
for Head ailments:
Headache while riding
against cold wind.
worse at root of nose;
sneezing; very little
sensation. Polypi of nose
Calcarea iodata treatment
for Throat ailments:
Enlarged tonsils are filled with
Calcarea iodata treatment
for Respiratory ailments: Chronic cough; Pain
in chest, difficulty breathing after syphilis and
mercurialization (Grauvogl). Hectic fever;
green purulent expectoration.
Calcarea iodata treatment
for Skin ailments: Indolent
ulcers, accompanying varicose veins. Easy
perspiration. Copper-colored and papulous
eruptions, tinea, favus, crusta
lactea, swelling of the glands, skin
cracked, falling out of hair.
COMMON NAME – BROMIDE OF
PROVER – It is an unproved remedy
reccomended by G.P.HALE in a varieety
of children`s complaint.
Suited to children
who are lax fiber,
As both bromine &
calcarea are suited to
fair – haired & fat
to intensify the effect.
Gastric, intestinal, & cerebral
irritation in such childrens
TENDENCY TO BRAIN
Calcarea Group of Medicines
A major mineral element of the body, constitutes ~1.5-2% of body weight
99% of the calcium found in bones
Calcium is needed for the following:
• Formation & maintenance of bones and teeth
• Coagulation of blood
• Neuromuscular irritability
• Muscular contractility
Common Features :
Suited to lymphatic, scrofulous and tuberculosis person
Fat person with lax fiber
Fat children who are slow in movement, of irregular growth with enlarged and hard
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A boil is a skin infection involving an entire hair follicle and nearby skin tissue
A single or possibly many blisters filled with pus
It is a tuberculosis infection of the lymph nodes in the neck
Faintness, anxiety and weakness.
Trembling and giddiness.
Respiration quick and snoring; increased secretion of mucus (as with other chlorides),
perspiration and urine.
Nausea and vomiting; precordium tender; diarrhœa; pulse accelerated.
Cold sweats; convulsions; paralysis
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Calcarea Sulphurica has marked action on yellow mucus
Mucus discharges are yellow, thick and lumpy. There is inflammation of eyes with
discharge of thick yellow matter
Cough with hectic fever and purulent and sanious expectoration
Burning and weakness in chest
Helps in skin conditions like cuts, wounds, bruises, ulcers and eczema. Skin is unhealthy
Calcarea Sulphurica is also indicated in hemorrhages, dysentery, injuries, polyps and
Nausea and vomiting; pericardium tender; diarrhea; pulse accelerated
Changeable mood. Sudden loss of memory; of consciousness. Absentminded and
irritable. Anxious, better in open air. Discontented, full of fear.
Deep-seated abscess of the cornea. Inflammation of the eyes with discharge of
thick, yellow matter
Swelling of the cheek if suppuration threatens. Tender pimples under the beard.
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Depression. All of them will have the same mental state: the sensitivity and refinement
that looks like the natrums, but with a much stronger element of depression and suicidal
feelings. The strong amelioration from music can be seen in all.
Allergic tendency. Almost all of them will have an allergic tendency, asthma. And
especially a very strong tendency for larynx spasm.
Fingertips. Strong affections of the tips of the fingers; will have very uncomfortable
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Calcarea Group of Medicines
(Calcium Phosphate. Phosphate of Lime)
A mixture of the basic and several complex
calcium phosphates - produced by adding dilute
phosphoric acid to lime water.
Chemical and physical properties of calcium:Atomic mass
40.08 g.mol -1
Electronegativity according to
1.6 g.cm-3 at 20°C
[ Ar ] 4s2
Energy of first ionisation
589.6 kJ.mol -1
Energy of second ionisation
1145 kJ.mol -1
- 2.87 V
Sir Humphrey Davy in
•The chemical element Calcium (Ca),
atomic number 20, is the fifth element and
the third most abundant metal in the
earth’s crust. The metal is trimorphic,
harder than sodium, it doesn’t cause skinburns.
• It is less chemically reactive than alkaline
metals and than the other alkaline-earth
•Calcium ions solved in water form
deposits in pipes and boilers and when the
water is hard, that is, when it contains too
much calcium or magnesium. This can be
avoided with the water softeners.
•In contact with air, calcium develops an
oxide and nitride coating, which protects it
from further corrosion.
Sphere of action:• Affects exclusively the
• causing defective nutrition,
• imperfect cell development,
• and consequent decay or
destruction of tissue, especially
in the osseous and glandular
• There are three primary causative factors
for the development of a Calcarea
• a) bad nutrition
b) bad news
c) bad weather
• a) Deficient or poor nutrition is required
to produce the classical symptoms:
rachitis; emaciation; bone diseases; the
non-union of fractured bones; anaemic
states; slow or difficult convalescence
after acute diseases. Specifically in
babies: the non-union of sutures, open
fontanelles, late learning to walk, late
learning to talk, late dentition and
troubles incident to this period.
B) Similar to the effect of malnutrition, unexpectedly
hearing bad news causes an imbalance in the organism
and makes the individual sick.
• These include psychological stresses experienced in
everyday life, e.g. grief, anxieties, insecurity, anger,
contradiction, insults, etc.
c) Changes of weather, especially to cold and to wet,
often cause severe symptoms. Calcarea phosphorica
develops rheumatic pains that are worse in the winter
disappear in the spring and return in the autumn.
• Another modality of rheumatism observed in Calcarea
phosphorica is that special times for aggravation are in
the autumn and when the snow is melting, i.e. in the
Mind:• Children are peevish and fretful. (Cham., Cina.)
• Forgetful ; difficulty in performing intellectual.
• Electric shock, so severe that the patient could not
remain standing. Epileptic spasms. Convulsions of
children; but the remedy must be given when not in the
convulsion to secure the best effect.
Head:• Crawling sensation runs over top of head, as
if ice were lying
on upper part of occiput (Verat. alb.) ; head
hot ; smarting pain on the roots of the hair.
•Delayed closure, or reopening, of fontanelles.
• Skull soft and thin ; crackling noise like
NOSE:•Coryza ; fluent in a cool room (Puls.)
stopped in warm air and out of doors.
•Bleeding of nose afternoons.
•Nasal polypi, large, pedunculated.
Ear:• Rheumatic tearing in the ears when
the weather changes to cold.
• Ears very cold. Aching deep in ear.
Enlarged, painful parotid glands.
Mouth:•Retarded dentition (Calc. c.), with cold
tumors and emaciation.
•Tip of tongue sore, burning (Calc. c., Carb.
an., Coloc., Kali carb.) ; little blisters on it.
•Bitter taste in the morning, with headache.
(Bry., Nux v., Carb. an., Puls., Sulph.)
• Unusual hunger at 4 P. M. ; infant wants to
nurse all the time.
•With every attempt to eat he has bellyache.
•After dinner, heartburn and other gastric
symptoms. (Carb. an.)
•Empty, sinking sensation at the epigastrium.
Back:Abscess, lumbar; sacrum and lower limbs
numb; pain in cervical region in windy
weather; as if broken in lumbar region on
walking; sacroiliac symphysis as if dislocated or
as if separated.Every step felt in sacrum.
Sensitive to a draught. Spine: Pott's
disease, spine curved, lumbar abscess;
curved, tears, shoots, aches, tender; from
lifting or over straining, like Rhus; lumbar and
Arthritic nodes on condyles; fistulous opening
on ankle; heavy during pregnancy; lower
numb, waist to feet, like Calc., but is preferable
to Calc. in uterine troubles; caries of os calcis;
crawling in soles when riding in a carriage.
Rheumatism: especially in cold weather when
air is full of melting snow, gets well in Spring
and returns in Autumn.
Stool and anus:• Constipation, with difficult, hard stool. Bleeding from the rectum and anus
during stool. Protruding piles so painful that he is kept in bed for weeks;
the pain is intense standing, walking, from touch; ameliorated by heat;
with general sufferings, every sudden cold change of the weather. Piles
itch and burn and discharge yellow pus. Itching of the anus in the evening.
• Urine :Weak and irritable bladder. Catarrh of the bladder. Frequent urging
to urinate. Copious flow of urine. Pain in the neck of the bladder
before and after urinating. Aching in the empty bladder. This
remedy has cured diabetes mellitus. Violent pain in the region of
child who is pale, thin, scrawny, very
underweight, mentally and physically
underdeveloped, slow at learning to walk , a
belly that is flabby and prominent or flabby
and sunken. Remedies that should be
compared are Baryta carbonica, Borax,
Calcarea carbonica, Magnesia carbonica,
Medorrhinum, Natrum muriaticum and
The remedy should be considered when the
head bones are slow in forming or do not
keep pace with the growth of the child,
when the fontanelles don't close early
enough, or even reopen. Clarke
differentiates: 'Calcarea carbonica has an
open anterior fontanelle; Calcarea
phosphorica has both open, especially the
posterior.' The skull is often thin and soft,
gives way under the pressure of a finger or
seems to crackle like paper.
Women :The woman has no better friend than Calc. p.
• Her sufferings at puberty when she is slow in maturing are often met by this
medicine. From taking cold at first menstrual period often comes a painful
menstruation that lasts during menstrual life, unless cured by this remedy.
• Violent cramping in uterus and groin several hours before the flow starts,
relieved after the flow has been fully established.
• The pains make her cry out. Intense sexual excitement (like Platina,
Gratiola, Origanum). Weak, sinking sensation in the pelvis.
• Prolapsus of uterus during stool and micturition. Uterine polypus. Laborlike pains at the beginning of menstruation. Copious menstrual flow, with
very dark clots and membranes.
• Leucorrhea like white of egg day and night. Throbbing, titillating in
external genitalia. Burning in the vagina and uterus during menses. Child
refuses mother’s milk. It may be given to a woman who has brought forth
one or two children that may be considered Calc. p. babies. The next child
will be stronger and have a better constitution.
Aggravation:Mornings ; evenings ; from motion ; artificial light ; from cold ; after eating ; from
juicy fruit ; from change of weather, or from getting wet in rain.
Amelioration:After lying down.
Therapeutic Range :Similar to that of Calc. c., though not so extensive ; diseases of bones and glands
in strumous, tubercular, and rachitic persons ; non-union of fractures, chronic
hydrocephalus, headache of school girls, difficult dentition, rheumatism,
dyspepsia, leucorrhoea, phthisis, spina bifida, abscesses, curvature of spine,
vertigo of old people, incipient mesenteric tabes.
Compare :Baryt. c., Berb., Calc. c., Fluor. ac., Iodi., Nitr. ac., Phos., Ruta, Sil., Sulph.
“.. As this remedy results from the chemical uniting of two deep acting and
well proven remedies, one can conclude that this remedy would be long
and deep acting, well adapted to chronic illnesses.“
Also called Calcium Arsenicosum. Formula: Ca3(As 03)2. Not to be confused
with Calcarea Arsenicica which is the Arsenite of Calcium - Ca3 As 04. Arsenici
albi subtilissime pulverate, is a white powder insoluble in water, a combination
of Arsenic Acid with Lime. It is dangerous and toxic up to the 3d centesimal; it is
used from the 4th Centesimal Hahnemannian.
SPHERE OF ACTION:•As this remedy is a chemical union of two well proved deep acting remedies
it would most likely appear at once to the mind as a long acting remedy, well
suited to many chronic diseases.
In fact, it is deep acting enough to cure some of our most stubborn cases of
epilepsy. It has made its record in this class of cases.
Epilepsy with rush of blood to the head before attack; aura felt in region of
heart; flying sensation
• Complaints in fat women around climacteric. Calcarea arsenicosa is a
mineral remedy of the c-ancer miasm. In Arsenicum there is a feeling: "I need
people but I cannot trust them - they may rob me". The patient cannot trust
anyone. In Calcium there is a need for security and support. In Calcarea
arsenicosa the need for people is almost a dependence, and this along with
the mistrust, makes him highly anxious and insecure. He feels: "I may be
cheated, let down (mistrustful -Arsenicum) by the people on whom I depend
Characterstics symptoms:Head.– fear of birds,Violent rush of blood to head with vertigo. Pain in head
better by lying on painful side. Weekly headache. Benumbling headache
mostly around ears.
Stomach.–Region of stomach distended. Enlarged liver and spleen in children.
Pancreatic disease; relieves burning pain in cancer of pancreas. Belching with
saliva and beating of heart.
Urinary.–Kidney region sensitive to pressure. Albuminuria, passes urine every
Heart.–Constriction and pain in region of heart, suffocating
feeling, palpitation, oppression and throbbing and pain in back extending to
Female.–Offensive, bloody leucorrhœa. Cancer of uterus; burning pain in
uterus and vagina.
Back.–Pain and stiffness near nape of neck. Violent
backache, throbbing, drives out of bed.
Extremities.–Removes inflammatory products in veins of lower extremities.
Weariness and lameness of lower limbs.
Generally it fits the LYMPHATIC subjects, SCROFULOUS and TUBERCULOUS. It acts
particularly well in subjects who have been intoxicated with quinine it has three
For the Epileptics: EPILEPSY RELATED TO CARDIOPATHIES:
The aura of this remedy starts either from the HEART REGION with flushes to the
head, or from the LEFT ARM.
Never forget to consider, in epileptics, the remedy FOR THE ATTACK, and the remedy
for the general state to be given BETWEEN THE ATTACKS.
For the Albuminurics: Albuminuria in the nephretics, during pregnancy, in
alcoholics, in all cardiopathies, in sequellae of scarlet fever and measles.
Albuminuria with GREAT SENSITIVITY OF THE KIDNEY REGION FROM PRESSURE.
TROPHO - NEUROTIC REMEDY FOR CANCEROUS PATIENTS:
a) For the burning pains of cancer of the pancreas,
b) For the burning pains of cancer of the uterus;
c) For adenocarcinomas and malignant tumors of the mesentery.
MODALITIES: – Worse from slight exertion.
Calcarea Group of Medicines
•Sulphuret of Lime
Sphere of Action:
•Bridge of Nose
A white amorphous powder, having
the odour and taste of sulphuretted
hydrogen. Prepared by mixing equal
parts of finely powdered and
calcined oystershells and pure wellwashed flowers of sulphur, placing
them in a clay crucible covered with
a thick layer of moistened
powdered chalk, and keeping the
mixture at a white heat for at least
1. Over-sensitiveness of the
nervous system. Extreme
sensitiveness to touch.
2. Sad and low spirited. Memory
3. Right- sided neuralgia of face.
4. Complaints after exposure to
dry cold air.
5. Useful in inflammations with
suppuration and croupous
inflammations like ophthalmia,
styes, inflammation of ear,
coryza, faceache, boils,
6. In high potency aborts the
suppurative process and low
potency hastens it.
7. Bright’s Disease following
8. Sensation of fish bone in the throat.
9. Dyspepsia; craving for food.
10.Weakness of digestion.
11. Marasmus of children.
12. Soreness of liver.
13. Atony of bladder and rectum.
14. Sluggish, slow healing ulcers.
15. Eczema with purulent discharge.
16. Chronic diarrhoea
Lying on painful part
⁻ WARM WRAPS
⁻ TO HEAD
Complementary: To, Calendula in injuries.
Antidotes: Bad effects of mercury and other
metals; iodine, cod-liver oil; renders patients
less susceptible to atmospheric changes and
Compare: The Psoric Skin affections of
Sulphur are dry, itching> by scratching, and
not sensitive to touch; while in Hepar the
skin is unhealthy, suppurating, moist, and
extremely sensitive to touch.