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Silica (Silicon Dioxide)

Traditional use profile for Silica (Silicea)

Silica (Silicon dioxide) has been traditionally used to strengthen the skin, hair, nails and bones. Silica (Silicea)may be indicated where there is excessive and offensive perspiration, nails that are weak, brittle, split or have white spots; hair that falls out prematurely, or too easily; skin that is sensitive, dry, waxy, pale and unhealthy looking is subject to infection and heals slowly; boils, abscesses and ulcers; weak bones; joint pain associated with degenerative changes; stiff and weak joints.

Silica (Silicea) symptoms are aggravated by cold draughts, becoming uncovered, during a full moon, or following rest and are improved by covering-up, warmth, or hot humid weather.



Where a patient suffers from the following conditions, a course of Silica may assist in their recovery. Always consult your Doctor for diagnosis and advice.

Head and Face: Hair falling, ends split. Eruptions on scalp. Pain in the back of the head that spreads over the head and settles above eyes. Neuralgia which is tearing, throbbing, worse from exposure to damp cold. Cracked lips. Gumboils, root abscess, teeth sensitive to cold.

Eye: Cataract. Dullness of vision. Styes. Dendritic ulcers. Neuralgia of the eye.

Ear, nose and throat: Sensitivity to noise. Pussy discharge from the ear. Pussy discharge from the nostrils. Chronic blocked nose with dryness, crusts, bleeding and loss of smell. Cold sores around the nose. Pussy discharge from the tonsils. Infection of the salivary glands. Stinging pain on swallowing. Hard painless swelling of the glands in the neck.

Gastrointestinal: Motions recede and are difficult to expel. Hard, bloated abdomen. Colic with cutting pain. Constipation. Diarrhoea with pus and mucus. Haemorrhoids. Anal fistula.

Respiratory: Asthma, worse after midnight. Tickling cough, worse when lying down at night and from cold drinks. Colds quickly settle into chest infection, with slow recovery. Cough during the day, with pus or blood. Violent cough at night or when lying down, with thick and lumpy Mucus or pus.

Cardiovascular: Any chronic, degenerative condition of the cardiovascular system including atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Nervous system: Any chronic degenerative disease of the nervous system.

Genitourinary: Cracked nipples. Ulcerations and fistulas. Mastitis with pus. Itchy sensitive vulva and vagina. Itching and sweating of the scrotum. Nocturnal seminal emissions. Increased sexual urge, with feelings of weakness following sex. Chronic cystitis with pus and bleeding. Hydrocele (an accumulation of fluid in the testes).

Musculoskeletal: All degenerative conditions affecting tendon, cartilage, connective tissue and bone. Degenerative joint disease. Slipped or ruptured discs. Sciatica. Osteomalacia. Osteoporosis. Gout. Bone pain, growing pains, shin pains. Bone degeneration. Nodes, nodules and cysts on tendon or bone.

Skin: Boils, ulcers, carbuncles, nodules, acne, abscesses, pustules. Wounds won't heal and become infected easily. Ulcers, with proud flesh, elevated bluish edges and smelly discharge. Scars and old scars suddenly become painful. To promote expulsion of foreign material from the body (e.g., splinters). Profuse and smelly perspiration. Skin fissures. Premature wrinkling.

Febrile: Night sweats, worse toward morning. Malnourished aesthetic types, sensitive to cold air.



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