Common Name:Carbonate of Lime(Calcium
Source : Middle layer of Oyster Shell
It is Dr. hahnemann's
pure anti-psoric medicine and its sphere is broad and
deep. It is a wonderful Constitutional medicine and it
has got affinity for certain class of people or
describes in his key notes that Calcarea Carb is adapted
to Leucophlegmatic(Dropsical diathesis, lax fibres)
blond hair, light complexion, blue eyes, fair skin;
tendency to obesity in youth. Psoric constitutions;
pale, weak timid, easily tired when walking. Disposed
to grow fat, corpulent(obese) unwieldly. Children
with red face, flabby muscles who sweat easily and
take cold readily in consequence. Large heads and
abdomens; fontanelles and sutures open; bones; soft
, develop very slowly. Curvature of
Bones, especially spine and long bones;
extremities crooked, deformed; bone irregularly
developed. Head sweats profusely while
sleeping, wetting pillow far around (Sil.,Sanicu.) .
Profuse perspiration, mostly on back of head and neck,
or chest and upper part of body (Sil). Difficult and
delayed dentition with characteristic head sweats, and
open fontanelles. Great longing for eggs; craves
indigestible things (Alum.)aversion to meat. Girls who
are fleshy, plethoric, and grow too rapidly.Menses too
early, too profuse, too long lasting, with subsequent
amenorrhoea and chlorosis with menses scant or
suppresssed. Women :menses too eaarly, too profuse,
feet habitually cold and damp, as if they had on cold
damp stockings, continually cold in bed.
Diseases arising from defective assimilation;
imperfect ossification, difficulty in learning to
walk or stand, children have no disposition to walk and
will not try; Great liability
to take cold(opposite to sulph).
that Calcarea corresponds in a high digree to the
cholorotic and anemic, pale and waxy; and in spite of
this plump, it has both fat, flabby and pale patients,
and it has emaciated states too. Muscles emaciate.
Emaciated about the neck and from there downwards.
Anaemic conditions, pale waxy, sickly pale lips pale
ears; pale fingers; pale and yellowish. Cholorosis is a
word especially relating to the anaemia of girls.
All the mind symptoms represent Calcarea
as in a state of great weakness; inability to prolong
mental operation. Becomes very tired from mental work.
Full of anxiety. He is tired mentally, and tired
physically, from mental work and breaks down in a sweat,
and becomes excited and irritable and disturbed. Great
disturbance of emotions; complaints lasting for days
and weeks from excitement of emotions; from worrying,
from vexation or a general emotional disturbance is
prostrated. He things that he is becoming insane or
weak minded and he start thinking that people look at
him suspiciously, and he looks at them suspiciously, and
he wonders why they do not say something to him about.
He begins to related to his friends how he feels they
all naturally say to him,
you put that aside; that doesn't
amount to anything,"
but to him it is a big thing, and he cannot put it
aside; all these little things combine to convince him
that he is going crazy. He starts talking to himself
.Imagines some one is waling beside her.
He is full of fear. Weary of life;
hopelessness anxiety. Anxiety with palpitation.
Apprehensive< towards evening. Fears loss of reason,
misfortune, contagious diseases. Forgetful, confused
low spirited. Obstinancy, slight mental effort produces
hot head. Averse to work or exertion.
One of the most striking symptoms of the
head of the Calcarea patient is the sweat; the sweat
of the head upon the slightest exertion. He will
sweat on the face when he sweats nowhere else, and his
head is covered with cold sweat when he is comfortable
in other places about the body. The same thing is true
about the feet. When his feet become very cold they
will sweat. When they are warm they will sweat. You
would naturally think that a person going into a cold
room would stop sweating.
,but sometimes a Calcarea Carb patient
will break out in a sweat upon the head and upon the
feet, in a cold room .He sweats upon the forehead, so
that every draft of air makes him chilly, and this
Coldness of the whole scalp, so he has to
wrap up the head. Yet during congestion, the head is
hot. So it has at times great heat in the head. The
Calcarea headaches are stupefying, they are benumbing;
they bring on confusion of mind.
Eyes troubles from exposure of the feet
in water, from riding in the wind, from cold, damp
weather . Calcarea has cured Cataract. It has other
disturbances of the eyes, in connection head troubles,
in connection with fevers, and when he is out of sorts
from great exertion; he so easily into fidgety state.,
confusion of mind that is almost a delirium and on
closing the eyes he sees the most horrible visions,
spectres, ghosts.His vision becomes weak due to weakness
of eyes muscles. Eyes symptoms < reading from looking
steadilly at one thing. It is wonderful remedy for
eye-strain (onosmodium).Spots and ulcers on
cornea.Lachrymal ducts closed due to exposure to cold;
Chronic dialatation of pupils.
It produces thick yellow discharge from
ears(Ottorohea). Cold, chilly, weather brings on ear
trouble, quite likely from becoming cold or chilled,
from an exposure, or from a sudden of cold damp weather
he has additional complaints in the ears. Deafness from
working in water.
Dry nostrils sore, ulcerated. Stoppage
of nose, also with fetid, yellow discharge.Kent says, It
has cured a great many times polypi of the nose. The
homeopaathic physician, trusting so much to his
symptoms, knows so well the remedy after studying the
case, that he very likely will prescribe for the patient
on the symptoms alone. He say: The patient needs
Calcarea, there is no doubt about it. He prescribes for
him and sends him away. After three or four weeks the
patient comes back with a gelatinous looking though
thing on handkerchief, and says:"Doctor,
look there at what came out of my nose. Do you suppose
your medicine had anything to do with that? Perhaps you
did not know he had polypus, it does not make any
difference, your prescription cannot be any different
if he has polypi in the nose, and you do not know it
is there; you cannot byt any process of torsion remove
it before you prescribe, so you will have to leave that
torsion to those that do not know about Homeopathy.Takes
cold at every change of weather.
Pale with deep-seated eyes surrounded by
dark rings. Crustea lactea(seborrhea of the head in
infants) Itching, burning after washing.Painful swelling
of the Parotid glands. Swelling of upper lip.
Persistent sour taste. Mouth fills with
sour water. Dryness of tongue at night. Teeth ache
excited by current of air, anything cold or hot.
Offensive smell from mouth. Difficult and delayed
Calcarea Carb is a medicine for chronic
sore throats. It may in the beginning be a Belladonna
throat, which is quite likely, but before he gets over
it has taken another cold so easily, he takes cold from
every draft from every exposure . Perhaps it has been
relieved two or three times with Bell, and then it
settles down into a chronic state extends all over.
Difficulty in swallowing ; dry choking feeling. Swelling
of tonsils and sub maxillaary glands. Parotid fistula.
The stomach in Calcarea is slow in its
taken into the stomach remains."
It does not digest. It turns sour.
, Milk disagrees ; the digestion is also slow , feeble.
He has a feeling of tumefaction and fullness enlargement
after eating; and everything sours ain the stomach.
Calcarea patient has a very strong longing for
eggs.Little children crave eggs ; at every meal they
will eat eggs, and eggs will digst better than anything
else. Aversion to meat, boiled things; craving for
indigestible things-chalk, coal, pencils etc. Loss of
appetite when overworked. Heart burn and loud
belching. Thirst , longing for cold drinks.
Repugnance to hot food. Swelling over pit of stomach,
like a saucer turned bottom up. In infants living on
milk, the milk passes in an undigested form, the stool
is so sour that it is pungent. It excoriates the parts
and keeps the nates raw in infants where the diaper
comes in contact with the parts
Bloated up,it becomes sensitive to
slightest pressure. Liver region is painful when
stooping. Inguinal and mesenteric glands
swollen and painful.Gall stone colic. Umblical
It is one of the most useful medicines in
old, lingering, stubborn cases of constipation. When
there is only a moderate diarrhoea the stool is white;
and when this constipation is present, this stool is
white, or like chalk. In infants taking milk you can
account for the white or pale stool, because of the
milk; but when the patient does not live on milk and
lives on ordinary substances, the stool becomes bileless
and is very light colored; is yellow or white and in the
constipation often the stool is very light colored and
diarhoea. Diarrhoea of undigested, food, fetid ,
with ravenous appetite. Constipation ; stool at first
hard, then pasty then liquid.
Irritable bladder. Enuresis . Renal
calculii - urine dark, brown, sour, fetid abundant, with
white sediment, bloody.
The Calcarea patient is weak sexually,
with general relaxation and weakness. Frequent
emissions. Increased desire. Coition followed by
weakness and irritability.
Kent says that you need not be surprised,
when you hear all of the constitutional weaknesses, that
that it is common thing for Calcarea women to be
sterile. So tired so relaxed ; wholly unfit for
reproduction. And the same as in the male, she suffers
from lassitude, parts feel relaxed. The urterus drags
down. Sensation as if parts would be forced out. State
of general weakness and general relaxation of the sexual
organs of both male and female. Menses too soon, lasting
too long, and profuse with cold damp feet. Uterine
Ticking cough troublesome at night, dry
and free expectoration in morning; The expectoration is
salty or sweetish very often , like Phosph. And Stannum.
White yellow thick. cough when playing piano, or by
eating. Cough with breathlessness; Chest very sensitive
to touch, percussion, or pressure.
Palpitation aat night after eating.
Palpitation with feeling of coldness, with restless
oppression of chest; after suppressed eruption.
In the extremeties we have all the rheumatic conditions
that it is possible to describe. Fouty affections of
the joints, with enlarged joints,; gouty conditions,
especially of the small joints, of the toe and finger.
Rheumatic complaints of the joints from every exposure
from every change of weather to cold, especially if it
is cold and damp. The feet are always cold or cold and
damp, except at night in bed after piling clothing upon
the warm, and then they often go to the other extreme
and burn; and so they but at night in bed .Stiff on
beginning to move, stiff at night on rising from a
seat. Stiffness in all joints on beginning to move.
Calcarea patient always suffers from coldness
stiffness, rheumatism, has rheumatism in every cold
change in the weather.
The sleep is greatly disturbed. Late
going to sleep, sometimes not till 2, 3, 4 o'clock.
Full of ideas; when closing the eyes horrible visions.
Grinding the teeth. A child in sleep, chews and
swallows and grinds the teeth. Sleeplessness a good part
of the night. Cold feet at night in bed.
Chill at 2 p.m. begins internally in
Fever with sweat. Pulse full and frequent.Chilliness and
heat; Sweat over head in children, so that pillow
Nettle rash; better in cold air. Warts
on face and hands. Petechiel eruptions,
RELATIONS:-Complementary: to belladonna,
which is the acute of Calc. Calcarea acts best before
Lycopodium, Nux, Phos.Sil. It follows Nit. Ac., Puls,
Sulph(especially if pupils are dilated); is followed by
Kali bi in nasal catarrh. According to Hahnemann ,
Calc. Must not be used before Nit. Ac. And Sulph; may
produce unnecessary complications . In children it may
be often repeated. In aged people should not be
repeated. Especially if the first dose benefited, it
will usually do harm.
Summary of Indications:-