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What are the Uses of Silicea in Homeopathy?

By Angela Crout-Mitchell
Updated Mar 03, 2024
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There are several uses for silicea in homeopathy practices, including treating conditions that progressively worsen, seasonal problems, and personality or behavior issues such as indecisiveness or a general lack of direction. Silicea is commonly prescribed if a patient shows symptoms of a pale complexion, fatigue, anxiety issues, or a fear of failure. It is derived from flint or quartz, and many homeopaths believe it imparts those grounding properties to the patient as well as aids in strengthening the body and the mind. Silicea is unhealthy to inhale into the lungs, and adverse side effects are likely when this occurs, though if taken in therapeutic doses, ingesting the substance seems to have few or no adverse effects.

It is commonly thought that silicea supplements are ideal for treating any type of disorder that progresses over time, such as arthritis and some forms of cancer. Patients with diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and mental conditions have also reported that including silicea in homeopathy treatment regimens helps alleviate symptoms associated with these disorders. The patient is advised to seek out the counsel of a homeopathic physician for silicea treatment options and appropriate dosing.

Silicea in homeopathy is often used to treat seasonal conditions as well, and is often prescribed for the common cold, flu, and allergies. One of the benefits of silicea is it is incredibly useful for limiting the symptoms of seasonal allergies, such as hay fever and grass allergies. Each patient has different needs, and it may be necessary to experiment with the dosage to find the most therapeutic amount.

In homeopathic practices, professionals work to suit the treatment or medicine to each individual person. People who most benefit from silicea in homeopathy are those who often complain of being cold, lack physical stamina, and report feeling listless or lost in life. Since silicea is derived from the earth, it is thought to have a grounding effect that is very useful for helping people with this personality type find balance in their lives.

This substance is also very useful for helping the body remove foreign objects, such as glass slivers, splinters, or other debris, from the skin. Patients with stitches or medical staples should not use silicea, as it will force the artificial material from the body. Experts suggest waiting until the stitches or staples are removed before using this homeopathic remedy. People with long term medical devices, such as stents, should check with their doctor before using silicea.

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Discussion Comments
By anon348109 — On Sep 13, 2013

If people do research, they will find that various homeopathic remedies have been time and scientifically tested. The research and books published in the 1700s are based on ancient uses of natural substances.

In Eastern cultures, homeopathic medicines, acupuncture, massage therapy have been around for at least a thousand years. This culture (eastern) focuses on preventative healing (nutrition, exercise) instead of Western culture, which focuses on after the fact and only seeing a doctor when we are sick.

So, if we are talking about "Ancient cures/medicine," then it depends on if you are focusing on the Eastern or Western cultures in the world. Knowledge is key.

@Ana1234: You might want to check the difference between the scientific medical field (M.D's and D.O's) compared to the holistic or homeopathic fields. The traditional medical community is slow to embrace anything new, even if it is proven to work.

By umbra21 — On Aug 11, 2013

@indigomoth - To me, the problem is finding a reputable producer who cares about making a decent product. That means they need to do long term studies to make sure the medication isn't harmful and what possible side effects it might have.

Most of the time you can't even trust that a homeopathic doctor has a diploma, since there is no regulation on their work. I just find the whole thing a little bit too shifty.

By indigomoth — On Aug 10, 2013

@Ana1234 - The thing is, people with degenerative conditions often have no where else to turn. And there have been a lot of people who feel like they've improved when taking this kind of medicine.

I think people who have no other possibilities would be mad not to try something like this homeopathic treatment, which, after all, doesn't have any adverse effects if it comes from a reputable producer.

By Ana1234 — On Aug 10, 2013
I'm usually the first to defend natural healing remedies, because they are often based on ancient lore that has been figured out by wise people over thousands of years.

But homeopathic medicine was developed in the late 1700s and has absolutely no basis in science or in ancient lore. It's essentially just the placebo effect in action. It wouldn't even bother me that much, because I think people should be allowed to do what they like as long as it's not harmful, but people with long term, degenerative conditions shouldn't be using this kind of thing in lieu of real medicine that could actually help them.

Not to mention that homeopathic medicines are often not covered by the FDA so they can also be dangerous.

Please do research before using this stuff, or giving it to a loved one. You could end up doing more harm than good.

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