Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
|Calcarea Carbonica, Calc. Carb.
||Limestone, Oyster shell
General description and domicile:
Calcium Carbonate is the mineral that all sea shells are made of and is
not too different from the calcium in human bones. It is the fifth most common
mineral in human and other animal bodies, as lime it is an essential ingredient
in the buildings we dwell in and the roads we travel on.
Part used and extraction:
Oyster shells are used to prepare the homeopathic remedy
Oyster shells are cleaned and the white part of the mother of pearl
layer is carefully separated from the balance of the shell (which is discarded.
This part is then ground and triturated with lactose to obtain the mother
Many years ago pearls (another form of calcium carbonate) were dissolved in
wine as a gesture of esteem and to cure many digestive disorders.
Calcarea Carbonica was proved by Hahnemann.
How to use these pages:
What follows below is a profile of the homeopathic remedy. This profile must
be compared with the profile of the person to be treated in great detail before
treatment can be commenced. See
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Shy, placid, contented people who are happy to observe and does not
need to be the centre of attention. Although mild they can get very angry with
cruel people even if they were not subjected to the act of cruelty. They are
cautious worriers that need constant reassurance and often drive their close
friends and family to distraction by talking too much about their problems and
When ill they can become morbidly lethargic and tend to self pity.
Sluggish, feeble and lethargic sums up the Physical Symptoms. Exertion of even
the smallest nature leaves them weak in a near state of collapse. They cannot
stand the cold but if they overheat just a little it enervates them to the point
that they must rest. Discharges smell sour.
Anxious lethargy, sour smelling discharges, can't stand cold, Sluggish.
Used for treatment of:
Teeth care (to slow dental decay)
Toothache (worse: by inhaling cold air or drinking cold or hot
Eye inflammation (accompanied by a cold - yellow discharge)
Breastfeeding (swollen breasts, excessive milk production)
Insomnia (accompanied by stress)
Phobias (Irrational fears about self esteem and failure)
Thrush (vaginal itching, thick yellow discharge, heavy periods
and sometimes enlarged breasts)
Cramps (during sleep and on waking up)
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Climbing stairs or hills
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
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