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Silicea - Generalities symptoms

Silica, Pure Flint, Silica Terra, Silicon Dioxide, Schuessler Tissue Salt, Cell Salts, Cell Salts, Tissue Salts, Biochemic Tissue / Cell Salt Number # 12 / Twelve

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HPUS label indication: Formation of pus

Below are the strongest indications of Silicea in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, warmth, wrapping up head, summer; in wet or humid weather.
WORSE, new moon, in morning, from washing, during menses, uncovering, lying down, damp, lying on left side, cold.
Complementary: Thuja; Sanic.; Puls.; Fluor-ac. Mercurius and Silicea do not follow each other well.
Compare: BLACK Gunpowder 3X ( Abscesses, boils, carbuncles, limb purple. Wounds that refuse to heal; accident from bad food or water. - Clarke.) Hep.; Kali-phos.; Pic-ac.; Calc.; Phos.; Tabasheer; natrum silicum (tumors, hemophilia, arthritis; dose, three drops three times daily, in milk); Ferrum Cyanatum (epilepsy; neuroses, with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character). Silica Marina - Sea-sand - (Silica And Natrum Mur. symptoms. Inflamed glands and commencing suppuration. Constipation. Use for some time 3X trit.) Vitrum - crown glass - (Potts; disease, after Silicea, necrosis, discharge thin, watery, fetid. Much pain, fine Grinding and grating like grit.) Arundo Donax (acts on excretory and generative organs; suppuration, especially chronic, and where the ulceration is fistulous, especially in long bones. Itching eruption on chest, upper extremities and behind ears).
Sixth to thirtieth potency. The 200th and higher of unquestioned activity. In malignant affections, the lowest potencies needed at times.



Abscesses; glands

Affects of alcohol

After travelling

After undressing

After vaccination

Afternoon; 3 p.m.


At approach of a storm

At beginning of sleep

Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air


Becoming heated

Before sleep

Blackness of external parts

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; evening; after lying down
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; night
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Blood vessels; varicose veins; inflamed
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Bones; bony growth (exostosis)
Bones; decay of bone
Bones; decay of bone; around the bone
Bones; necrosis in bones (death of cells)
Bones; slow repair of broken bones
Bones; softening of bones

Cancers; encephaloma
Cancers; epithelioma
Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; hard
Cancers; noma
Cancers; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body

Change of position

Change of weather

Constriction; bones
Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; of orifices
Constriction; sensation of a band

Convulsions; after masturbation
Convulsions; after suppressed foot sweat
Convulsions; after vaccination
Convulsions; children
Convulsions; coldness of the body; of one side of body
Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; during sleep
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic
Convulsions; epileptic; from solar plexus
Convulsions; epileptic; like a mouse running
Convulsions; epileptic; on left side before epilepsy
Convulsions; from worms
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; night
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; with consciousness
Convulsions; with falling
Convulsions; with falling; forward
Convulsions; without consciousness



Dread of bathing

Dry weather

During sleep

During storm


Eating and food; after breakfast
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; beans and peas
Eating and food; beer
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; cabbage
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; dry food
Eating and food; eating
Eating and food; fat
Eating and food; foods which cause flatulence
Eating and food; from hunger
Eating and food; meat
Eating and food; milk
Eating and food; pepper
Eating and food; smoked food
Eating and food; warm food
Eating and food; when eating to satiety
Eating and food; while eating

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); certain parts
Emaciated (extremely thin); children (marasmus)
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease
Emaciated (extremely thin); with insanity



Extreme emotion

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; before thunderstorm
Faintness, fainting; from catching cold
Faintness, fainting; night
Faintness, fainting; on smoking
Faintness, fainting; while lying on the side
Faintness, fainting; while riding
Faintness, fainting; while standing

Flabby feeling

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal

Foggy weather

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

From getting wet; feet
From getting wet; wet applications

From wind; cold wind

Full feeling; internally

Glands; holes in glands (fistulae)
Glands; itching, glands
Glands; withered glands


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Hypnosis, trance

Illusions of touch

In spring

In winter

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms at beginning of period
In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms during period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Inflammation; blood vessels
Inflammation; bones
Inflammation; bones; around the bone
Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; glands
Inflammation; hair follicles
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands; like knotty ropes
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); muscles
Inflammation; internally
Inflammation; internally; gangrenous
Inflammation; nerves
Inflammation; thin, watery membranes

Jar, stepping

Jerking; as in convulsions
Jerking; during sleep
Jerking; internally
Jerking; muscles
Jerking; on going to sleep

Late morning

Lean people

Lethargic, tired
Lethargic, tired; after sleep
Lethargic, tired; from conversation

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on back
Lying down; lying on side
Lying down; lying on side; on left side
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side


Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; continued movement
Movement; movement of affected part

Mucous secretions increased

Nervous shuddering

Night; 11 p.m.
Night; 6 a.m.
Night; after midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts
Numbness; internally; parts lain on
Numbness; internally; sensation of numbness in glands


On first sitting down

On waking

Open air

Pain; around the bone
Pain; bones
Pain; boring
Pain; boring; bones
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; bones
Pain; burning externally; glands
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; glands
Pain; constricting; internally
Pain; cutting; externally
Pain; cutting; glands
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; gnawing, biting; internally
Pain; jerking; bones
Pain; jerking; externally
Pain; jerking; glands
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; paralysed parts
Pain; paralytic
Pain; paralytic; bones
Pain; pinching
Pain; pinching; externally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; bones
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; sensation of splinters
Pain; sore, bruised
Pain; sore, bruised; after sexual intercourse
Pain; sore, bruised; bones
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sore, bruised; night
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; jerking
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; paralytic in muscles
Pain; tearing; outward
Pain; tearing; upward
Pain; twinging
Pain; twisting
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; ulcerative; glands
Pain; ulcerative; internally

Paralysis; after diphtheria
Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided; right
Paralysis; painless

Periodic, recurring
Periodic, recurring; complaints return at same hour

Physical exertion

Physical exertion

Polyp (growth on mucus lining)



Pulsation; externally; while sitting
Pulsation; internally
Pulsation; internally; bones
Pulsation; internally; glands
Pulsation; night

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; and small
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; evening
Pulse; full
Pulse; hard
Pulse; hard
Pulse; imperceptible
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft

Quivering; glands

Relaxation of muscles








Sensation of a hair

Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)

Sensitive; around the bone
Sensitive; bed feels hard
Sensitive; bones
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; externally
Sensitive; glands
Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; to pain





Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting


Swelling; around the bone
Swelling; bones
Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; bluish
Swelling; glands; hot
Swelling; glands; inflammatory
Swelling; glands; like knotted cords
Swelling; glands; painful
Swelling; glands; painless
Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; puffy
Swelling; swollen sensation

Symptoms after perspiration

Symptoms after sexual intercourse
Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side


Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold; feet
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold; hand out of bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); becoming cold; head
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat; during exercise
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, dry weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); having a cold part of body
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); heat and cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; during sleep
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat; night
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat; on waking
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air

Tension; externally
Tension; glands
Tension; internally
Tension; muscles



Touching anything

Touching cold things

Trembling; evening; after walking
Trembling; externally
Trembling; from smoking
Trembling; internally
Trembling; morning
Trembling; night; after dreaming
Trembling; night; after sleep
Trembling; while writing

Tumours; composed of fibres (fibroid)
Tumours; cystic (see bony growth (exostosis), polyp)
Tumours; excessive scar tissue

Twitching; during sleep
Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Ulcers, at glands (see skin)
Ulcers, at glands (see skin); cancerous

Uncovering; single part


Walking up stairs or hill




Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; walking fast

Warm bed

Warm heater

Warmth; becoming warm in open air

Wavelike sensations

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after breakfast
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after dinner
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after eating
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after emission
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after sexual intercourse
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after sleep
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after supper
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); afternoon
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); before and during a storm
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during a thunder storm
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); eating
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from talking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from writing
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); in children
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); mental exertion
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; in bed
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on rising
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on waking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); night
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); noon
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); paralytic
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; before and during a storm
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

Weariness (see weakness)

Wet weather

Wet weather

While sitting

While travelling

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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.