Homeopathic Calcarea sulphurica

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This is a common remedy for abscesses, particularly ones that rupture, and are slow to heal, with continuous discharge of yellow pus.


  • Mineral: Sulphate of Lime
  • Other names: Plaster of Paris, Gypsum
  • Short Form: Calc-s


The following are the main indications for Calcarea sulphurica.[1], [2]

  • Skin Eczema and torpid glandular swellings. Abscesses that are running, recurrent, with a tendency to suppurate. Cuts, wounds, bruises, etc., unhealthy, discharging pus that do not heal readily
  • Connective tissue disorders, weariness in knees after walking, burning itching of soles of feet , inflammation of hip joint, painful stiffness of legs in the morning
  • Colds and Flus that come on easily. Intermittent fever, hectic, and caused by formation of pus

Other common conditions: Cystic tumors, Fibroids, Lupus vulgaris

Tissue Salts

  • As a tissue salt, Calcarea sulphurica is commonly used in cases of bleeding abscesses, irritating, yellowish discharge, burning feet with intense itchiness, bronchial or nasal catarrh with thick and yellow mucous, prolonged suppuration and discharges. It may also be used in cases of prolonged menses, cystitis, candida, purulent urethritis, burns, cornea ulceration, and skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.
  • Calcarea sulphurica is known as Tissue salt #12


  • Triggers: covering when cold, overlifting, menses, dreams of having a convulsion from fright, mental exertion, mechanical injuries, walking
  • General: Swellings and suppurations, running, recurrent, continuous
  • Worse: Drafts, touch, cold; wet. Heat of room, standing, walking fast
  • Better: open air , bathing, eating, heat (local), uncovering
  • Psychological: Irritable, easily angered, hurried, anxious in evening; in bed; at night, uncertain, scared, timid
  • Other symptoms: Suppurative, mucous discharges are yellow, thick, and lumpy , tearing, chronic, cutting pains
  • Food and drink: Diarrhea after maple sugar, craves stimulants to overcome weakness, desire for both sour and salt; sweets ; acid fruit; green fruit; tea, green sour vegetables and fruit

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms do not resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Aconite include:[3]


  1. Hershoff Asa 1999 Homeopathic Remedies: a quick and easy guide to common disorders and their homeopathic treatments Avery Publishing Group, New York
  2. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth 1997 Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing
  3. Boericke W. 1997 Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies. B. Jain Publishers, India.