Scientifically, the Silicea homeopathic remedy is derived from the combination the quartz and silicon dioxide as a compound.

(Note: Silicea is the same remedy as Silica).

Besides for its homeopathic form, Silicea also can be found as a natural cell salt.

Check out homeopath Misha Norland’s brief explanation of Silicea’s abilities, especially it’s reputation as being the “homeopathic scalpel:”



Here is a description of the general, mental, emotional, and physical uses that Silicea is known for…



Mind Symptoms


Obstinate but simultaneously yielding.

Contradictory impulses.

Fixed ideas, primarily about its image.

Fixed on details, not on big visions. Conscientious about trifles. Don’t wanna be found incompetent, want to look proper all around.

Indecisive. You have to dig out details out of them. Want to project a stable, strong image.

Not loud, not “extra.” Complete opposite of Phosphorous’s personality.Silicea homeopathic remedy

More capable than they think. They feel confident in their confidence. They feel great in their comfort zone. Once they exit that zone – they get anxious, worried, etc…

Silica doesn’t look anxious usually [but they are on the inside].

They can actually appear intellectual, perfectionist.

They have a fixed image, they have to do it in order to be accepted. If they don’t feel like that, then they feel that they won’t be accepted.

They want to fit into a particular situation.

Weak and frail, but they’re hard workers.

Mild constitution.

In cases where they should be strong, they give in. Pushed around by those who are more aggressive.

Inner and outer selves are not connected. They do too much thinking, but not enough heart.

Consciously trying not to express their weakness or negatives, always trying to present a good pathology.


Physical Symptoms


Bashful and large stools (it comes out then comes right back into the rectum).

They poop, but they still feel that there’s more to go.

Intolerance to milk. Issues around milk. This milk issue can lead to GI problems for them.

Abscesses, fissures, fistula.

May have Bartholin’s cysts.

Discharges with Silica don’t smell good. Stinky, cheesy, like sour milk.

Tumors, other types of unhealthy skin.

Dirty, scruffy, unhealthy skin. Stuff gets stuck in there.

Foot sweat. Corrosive, stinks, profuse. Can make holes in the socks.


Scoliosis (it’s recommend to use Silica along with good body work to treat scoliosis)

Respiratory issues: chronic sinusitis, ear infections, sore throats, nasal issues, long chronic otitis long lasting. Can lose hearing from longterm ear infections.

Good for styes.

Long standing catarrh in the ear.

Sore throat, the pain feels like a splinter or fish bone [like Hepar Sulph].

Always thirsty.

Poor immune system.

This remedy has an affinity for treating mucus membranes such as the skin, gums, and rectum.

Cold inflammation.

Weak inflammation, more chronic.

Slow, weak, bad assimilation of nutrients, metabolic issues.

Weak bones, nails, teeth.

Tissues that should be hard aren’t hard.

Glands are swollen, hard, and suffocating.

Strong tendency towards monogluosis.

Sweaty head and scalp, especially during sleep, down the back of the head.

They may never have been well since vaccinations. A great remedy to undo the side effects of vaccination.

Convulsions, especially from vaccination.

Pitting acne.

Hair loss, premature balding.

Worse around the new or full moon.

Worse from sex.

They look sickly with malnutrition.

Chilly, aggravated by cold, cold weather, and drafts.

They tend to be aggravated from warm, stuffy rooms during acute illnesses.

Aggravation from suppressed sweat, SWEATY. Suppressing sweat is a problem for them.

Sour, cheesy smelling.

Good for kids with poor developmental delays.

Inability to physically thrive.

Cannot tolerate milk, milk aggravates.

For kids who lose weight because they’re not getting the nutrients they need.


Infections of the tear duct, blocked tear duct.

Not a lot of supporting physical characteristics.

Difficult teething, teeth decay/break easily.

Oversensitive, irritable, obstinate.

Proper natured, shy.

Lots of repeated infections, low vitality.

Lots of colds and ear infections, and other types of infections as well.

Poor stamina.

Fine featured.

May have a big head.

May be pale featured.


Acute Uses

As mentioned before, Silicea is great to antidote side effects and reactions from vaccines.

Silicea is also a great remedy for healing different types of acute skin issues.
Silicea homeopathic remedy

As mentioned at he beginning of this post, Silicea is known as the “homeopathic scalpel.”

This is because it can be taken to help remove any type of foreign bodies out of the body such as…

  • bullets.
  • slivers.
  • glass.
  • shards.
  • metal fillings.

Note: Do not overuse this remedy in acute conditions.



In addition, it is considered to be a great acute bone remedy in the homeopathic materia medica.


Interested in the Silicea Homeopathic Remedy?

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About the author

Ariel Baradarian

Ariel Baradarian, CCH is an experienced holistic certified homeopathic practitioner with success in addressing a wide variety of mental, emotional, and physical ailments in men, women, and children of all stripes. He works both alongside local medical and integrative doctors and their patients as well as with his own growing, global private practice, both in person in his office in Queens, NY and globally via video chat sessions. Ariel is also a natural health blogger and chief editor of, which is dedicated to helping others heal on all levels using various types of natural healing, including homeopathy. In addition, he is the New York Producer of the Vibrant Living Network, an inspiring organization dedicated to promoting a community natural and holistic health, mindful consciousness, relational intelligence and more!

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  • This is such a polarising therapy – people either believe in it and it works really well for them, or they take a scientific stance and claim it simply can’t work because there’s nothign in it. I read a fascinating book called The Field by Lyn Mctaggart which had scientists explaining how it could work based on quantum science – things like Einstein’s spooky action at a distance where electrons become paired. Have you seen the recent review of 200 studies that claims homeopathy is no better than placebo? Not sure that really matters as placebo in itself often has a powerful effect. If you believe you will get better you do.

    • If you mean the Australian one, then yes. To the best of my knowledge, some of the studies quoted (like in many other negative and positive studies on homeopathy) weren’t done properly. The main issue is that when they test homeopathic remedies, they sometimes do not assign individual remedies to each participant based on their unique symptoms. And there are suspicions that the study was biased. For more information, click here.

      In short, you can only know if a therapy works if it is conducted according to the same exact process that it is used in clinical practice.

      In terms of how exactly homeopathy works, there are different opinions that tackle this issue. Some of the most common ones include nano-pharmacology and the water theory, both of which have been investigated for years by both homeopathic and medical researchers. At the end of the day, despite the substantial amount of positive, good quality studies on homeopathy (though it can definitely be better, which homeopaths are working on), homeopathy has over 200 years of clinical evidence in practice, and has a record of helping those who haven’t been assisted or have been hurt by western medicine.

  • I really like your whole idea of alternative ways that the human body can heal itself. I’m reading a book right now called how the brain heals itself and it talks about ht power of neural healing through synapsis in the brain. For example, the power of visualization and seeing is something that can fundamentally change the landscape of the brain on a grey matter and neural pathway level. Really really interesting stuff.

    • Thats amazing and there are actually a lot of books written on that same topic. It really scientifically proves that pretty much all of our physical ailments stem from mental/emotional issues, which is all indicated in different parts of the brain. Here’s one such example.

      Thanks for visiting!

  • Great article on milk alternatives, I myself have found almond milk to relieve me from my digestive problems associated with regular milk products. I have to live a dairy free diet plus gluten free diet at this time in my life, this diet has improved my health so much its incredible just changing ones diet how our health will improve.

    Very interesting article and the video was very informative as well, like you website very much

  • Homoeopathic treatment is a reality,
    I have cured seveirest of pain not control by opiate analgesics, to be disappeared by just one tab of suitable homeo medicine

  • I have recently had a consult with a homeopathic vet for my oder Pomeranian who was diagnosed with a fungal infection of the bones in his leg and is showing signs of lameness in the back leg and she had me order
    Silicea Pills. I have not found any information on the use if this for fungal infections. everything is more about treating abscesses, boils, itchy skin eruptions and constipation and Confusion. Any idea why she has prescribe this for this particular issue? Or where I might find more information that’s reliable?

    • Hi Kathy,

      As a homeopath, I have actually used Silicea for nail fungus, both in cell salt and in homeopathic remedy form. In all likelihood, your homeopathic vet prescribed Silica not just for your dog’s infection, but also for your dog’s overall mental, emotional, and physical constitution, as homeopathy takes into account the entire being, not just the disease.

      Hope this helps!

  • Hi
    For me homeopathy is similar to cooking! If your ingredients are organic and no chemical and cooked with LOVE or postive energy. The person who is eating this loved cooked food will feel the same energy. And healing naturally occurs!

    No matter what intense scientific terminology anyone uses, it is a very basic and simple concept.


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