Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 25.

CALCAREA CARBONICA.

It is derived from Calcium Carbonate.

It is a great Anti-psoric constitutional remedy. It is one of the most frequently used remedies.

It is useful for patients of the scrofulous type who take a cold easily and is useful in children, who grow fat, are pot-bellied with a large head.

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The typical patient needing this remedy is fat, fair, flabby and perspiring. The patient is cold damp and sore and the children needing this remedy crave for eggs and an aversion to meat and milk and it suits children who eat dirt and other indigestible things.

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This remedy suits children who are fat and flabby, slow to learn, have delayed dentition and it also suits children who have curved legs and spine.

It is useful for patients who complain of increase in perspiration, swelling of glands, rickets and incipient phthisis.

The patient’s mind is apprehensive, fears a loss of reason, misfortune and is forgetful and low-spirited. It also suits old people who become weary of life and tend to become insane and melancholic and get fatigued both mentally and physically.

The patient complains of a sense of weight in the head. The fontanels are open and the head is enlarged and there is a lot of perspiration that wets the pillow. The patient also complains of itching of the scalp.

The eye symptoms include corneal ulcers, excessive lachrymation, and fatigue of the eyes and chronic dilatation of the pupils.

It is a useful remedy when there is muco-purulent otorrhoea (ear discharge) and eczema behind the ears.

This remedy is also useful in cases where the nose is sore and stopped up with or without a fetid yellow discharge. It may also be used to treat polyps in the nose and the patient takes a cold with every change of weather.

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The remedy is useful when the tonsils and the sub-maxillary glands are enlarged.

This remedy is useful when the patient has an aversion for meat, boiled things, craving for chalk, coal and pencils, egg, salt or sweets.

Milk generally disagrees with these patients and they have sour eructation, heartburn with belching.

The patient may have inguinal and mesenteric glands that are enlarged.

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It is useful in Gall stone colic.

The stools are large; it is useful in children’s diarrhea, the stools are hard and then pasty. It is also useful in cases of constipation, where the stools have to be removed mechanically.

It is useful when there are frequent emissions in male followed by weakness and irritability.

In females, there is leucorrhoea that is milky in nature. There is burning and itching in the vaginal area, before and after menstruation and there is lots of sweating in the genital area. The breasts are swollen before menses. There may be sterility that may be associated with copious menstruation. The uterus may have some polyps. This remedy also suits young girls who grow too rapidly and the menstruation is too profuse and too early and long lasting followed by amenorrhoea.

The cough is tickling at night with dyspnoea and the hoarseness may be painless worse while going upstairs.

The joints of these patients may have rheumatoid pains after exposure to wet weather, there may be cramps in the calves and the soles of the feet are raw.

The skin of patients who require Calcarea Carb, is unhealthy, small wounds may not readily heal and glands may be swollen with nettle rash and there may be peticheal eruptions. This remedy is also useful for all ailments, which arise as a result of suppression of eruptions, suppression of menstruation, suppressed sweats, suppressed catarrh and due to defective assimilation of Calcium.

The patients requiring this remedy are always better in a dry climate, lying on the painful side, in the early morning, after rising, after breakfast and after emissions of flatus.

They are worse from exertion, mental or physical exertion, washing with cold water and with wet weather, cold wet weather, after eating, after mental exertion, from milk, dry fruits, sexual excesses and in lactating mothers from suckling their infants.

TIPS FROM THE MASTERS…

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In Bunions ARNICA often relieves the acute symptoms and CALC CARB frequently cures chronic cases.

Dr. C. G Raue, M.D.

CALC CARB when given in repeated doses in the 30 C dilution relieves the pain attending the passage of Biliary Calculi. It has for me quite superseded the need of Chloroform and ever of the hot bath.
Dr. Hughes L.R.C.P.
CALC CARB is an excellent remedy for Galactorrhoea. It will often modify the lacteal secretion and serve as a preventive of mammary abscess after weaning.
Dr. Sheldon. Leavitt, M.D.

CALC CARB is of special value in cases of pedunculated fibroids: CALC PHOS is useful in sessile fibroids.
Dr. Burnett, M.D.
In children with a Tubercular diathesis or a scrofulous diathesis, is well corrected by CALC. CARB.

Dr. C.S. Raue, M.D.
CALC CARB will control the convulsions in rickets and disordered dentition.
Dr. William. B. Griggs, M.D.

In pus forming abscesses, CALC CARB takes care of them and they will not break.
Dr. Kent, M.D.
CALC CARB is useful for deep abscesses; these will get absorbed or become calcareous.

Dr. A.N. Mukherji, M.D.
Patients who come to hospital complaining of severe cramps, especially in the calves – very often have to get either CUPRUM or CALCAREA.
Dr. Tyler, M.D.

I find this remedy very useful in children who are fair and flabby and have delayed milestones, who have an aversion to milk and eat chalk and indigestible things. It is also useful in chronic constipation and has a deep-seated action on mucous membranes, glands, bones muscles and the female reproductory system.

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