Silicea terra - flint

The source of this remedy is flint, which is primarily silica or silicon dioxide, one of the tissue salts. Silica is essential for growth and bone development, is present in connective tissue, and helps to keep cartilage flexible and skin permeable.

Constitutional Indication
Silicea is of most benefit to children who are puny and lacking in stamina, especially if they have a rather large, sweaty head, delicate skin, sandy hair, blue eyes and small hands and feet. Such children tend to be very lively and friendly, angels if managed properly but devils if they are not. Intellectual adults also benefit from it.

Symptoms Alleviated

The symptoms listed below are alleviated by Silicea. Click on a symptom to find other remedies which alleviate that particular symptom:

Lack of Appetite
Ravenous Appetite
Sour Body Odour
Sweat Smells Offensive
Profuse Sweating
Difficult, Laboured Breathing
Wheezy or Asthmatic Breathing
Undressing Aggravates Symptoms
Heavily Infected Phlegm & Sputum
Thick Phlegm & Sputum
Yellow Phlegm & Sputum
Symptoms Worse After Eating
Haggard Facial Expression
Suffering Facial Expression
Dry Faeces
Foul-smelling Faeces
Hard Faeces
Pale-coloured Faeces
Jarring or Vibration Aggravates Symptoms
Lifting Things Aggravates Symptoms
Lying Down Alleviates Symptoms
Lying on Affected Side Aggravates Symptoms
Lying on Affected Side Alleviates Symptoms
Walking Aggravates Symptoms
Mouth Feels Dry
Teething Problems
Foul-smelling Nasal Discharge
Heavily Infected Nasal Discharge
Burning Pain - External
Cutting Pain - Internal
Gnawing Pain
Sudden Cramping Pain - Internal
Pressing, Persistent Pain - External
Pressing, Persistent Pain - Internal
Sore, Bruised Feeling
Stitch-like Pain - Internal
Tearing Pain - External
Tearing Pain - Internal
Rest Alleviates Symptoms
Being in Bed Alleviates Symptoms
Intercourse Aggravates Symptoms
Sight of Needles Aggravates Symptoms
Dry Skin
Itchy Skin
Sensitive Skin
Symptoms Get Worse During Sleep
Symptoms Worse on Waking
Sleeplessness Before Midnight
Sleeplessness After Midnight
Inability to Get Back to Sleep Once Woken
Swelling of Affected Part Only
Thirst Aggravates Symptoms
Touching Aggravates Symptoms
Firm Pressure Aggravates Symptoms
Excoriating Vaginal Discarge, Causing Skin to Blister
Profuse Vaginal Discarge
Talking Aggravates Symptoms
Where Vomiting is Main Symptom
Symptoms Aggravated by Washing or Bathing
Wet Feet Aggravates Symptoms
Cold in General Aggravates Symptoms
Cold Air Aggravates Symptoms
Tendency to Catch Cold
Becoming Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Come On After Catching Cold
Warmth of Bed Improves Symptoms
Radiant Heat Improves Symptoms
Draughts Aggravates Symptoms
Extreme Heat & Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse in Afternoon
Symptoms Worse in Evening
Symptoms Worse at Night
Symptoms Worse After Midnight
Full Moon Aggravates Symptoms
New Moon Aggravates Symptoms
Sensitivity to Noise
Noise Aggravates Symptoms
Being Out of Doors Aggravates Symptoms
Dislike of Open Air
Symptoms Better in Summer
Symptoms Worse in Winter
Changes in Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Cold, Wet Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Warm, Wet Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Foggy Weather Aggravates Symptoms
Snow Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse During Thunderstorm
Cold Food Aggravates Symptoms
Aversion to Meat
Desire for Milk
Dullness, Sluggishness, Difficulty Understanding
Ailments Bought on by Fright
Can't Bear to Be Opposed or Contradicted
Excessive Pride
Restlessness, Nervousness
Sympathy Aggravates Symptoms
Diminished Libido
Increased Libido

Complementary Remedies

Fluoric ac.

Incompatible / Inimical Remedies


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Ailments & Diseases Alleviated by Silicea

  Addison`s Disease
  Anal Fistula
  Body Odour
  Boils & Carbuncles
  Breast Problems
  Breast-Feeding Problems
  Burning Feet
  Cardiovascular Problems During Pregnancy
  Constipation in Children
  Cracks & Fissures
  Delayed Puberty
  Dizziness in Elderly
  Eustachian Tube Blockage
  Exam Funk
  Fainting - First Aid
  Foot Problems
  Growth Disorders
  Hay Fever & Allergic Rhinitis
  Head Banging
  Lack of Confidence
  Mental Exhaustion
  Nail Problems
  Penis Problems
  Perspiration Problems
  Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  Sleep Problems in Children
  Tooth Abscess
  Tooth Decay (Caries)
  Umbilical Hernia
  Uterus Problems
  Varicose Ulcers (Venous Ulcers)
  Vomiting in Infants
  Watering Eyes

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