Homeopathic Silicea

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)


  • Mineral: Silica
  • Other names: Pure flint
  • Short Form: Sil


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

  • Vertigo from looking up; lying on left side, when riding in a carriage. In morning. After moral emotions. From excessive use of eyes.
  • Headache with weight in occiput as if it would be drawn backward. Pressing, bursting headache. as if eyes and brain were forced outward. Roaring and shattering sensation in brain, when stepping hard, or knocking foot against anything.
  • Acne which leaves smallpits in the face

Other common conditions: Arthritis, Anxiety, Bartholin cyst, Psoriasis

Tissue Salts

  • As a tissue salt, Silicea is used as a remedy for rickets, brittle bones, osteoporosis, delayed growth, alopecia or hair loss, chalazion, sty, boils, and hives. It can also be used for otitis, otorrhea, frequent urination, early irritating menses, and irritating, clear, milky discharge in the mucous membrane.
  • Silicae is known as Tissue salt #11


  • Triggers: Vaccination. Stone-cutting. Loss of fluids. Injury. Strains. Splinters. Foreign bodies.
  • General: Aggravation from cold weather. General weakness and fatigue. Delayed development in children. Frequent colds and flus. Sour perspiration
  • Worse: Cold; air; drafts: damp, uncovering [head]; bathing. Suppressed sweat, especially of feet. Nervous excitement. Light. Noise. Jarring; of spine. Moon changes. Night. Mental exertion. Alcohol. Touch. Pressure. During new moon
  • Better: Warmth; warm wraps; to head. Summer. Wet humid weather. Profuse urination. Magnetism. Warm room.
  • Psychological: Yielding, refined, delicate. Lack of self-confidence. Anxious conscientiousness over small details
  • Other symptoms: Suppurative processes, chilly, shooting pains, exhaustion
  • Food and drink: Disgust for meat and warm food; milk. Want of appetite; thirst excessive. Sour eructations after eating. Vomiting after drinking; worse in the mornings; especially if drinking be hasty. Unconsciousness after taking cold water. Desire for ice cream, ice water, feels comfortable when it is in stomach. Desire for beer; warm food. Appetite and thirst return immediately after eating.

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.