Calcarea Fluorica

Calcarea fluorica symptoms. Dr. Phatak describes the confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Calcarea Fluorica in his Concise Materia Medica….

Editor’s note: Calcarea fluorica is a commonly used homeopathic medicine and biochemic tissue salt. It is potentised form of Calcium fluoride.

It is commonly used remedy for complaints affecting bones and joints like arthritis, or where there is bony hardness of soft tissues in fibroids, fibroadenomas, neurofibromas or calcified tumors, lymphadenopathy etc.

Calcarea fluorica is also used for degenerative diseases of bones like osteomylitis, inter-vertebral disc prolapse etc.

It is used in high dilutions as homeopathic potencies and as a tissue salt, it is sued in 3X, 6X or 12X trituration. It has no reported side effects in homeopathic doses.


      This tissue salt relaxes the Elastic Fibres; esp. of veins and glands. Glands enlarge and BECOME STONY HARD. Veins dilate and become varicose, inflamed.

It disperses bony growths, osteosarcoma, exostosis; after injury. Cephal-haematoma. Deficient enamel of teeth. Removes the tendency to adhesions after operations.

Indurations of stony hardness; tonsils; tumours, neck, after injury; margins of ulcers etc., Aneurysm. Indurations threatening suppuration. Arteriosclerosis. Fistula. Cataract.

Discharges turn grass green.

General stiffness. Weakness, in the morning. Feeling of fatigue all day. Numbness, in different parts. Threatened apoplexy.

Calcarea fluorica has Sluggish temperament. Nails hypertrophied. X-Ray burns. Stinking pus.

Periosteitis of lower jaw, ribs etc.

Congenital syphilis manifesting itself in ulceration of mouth and throat. Nodes in breast.


      Continued motion. Warm applications. Heat. Rubbing.


      Beginning of motion. Cold; wet. Drafts; changing weather. Sprains.


      Indecision. Calcarea fluorica has Groundless fear of financial loss. Fear of poverty.


      Cracking noise in head, disturbing sleep. Cephalhaematoma, of new born infants.


      Aching in eyes better closing and pressure. Sparks and flickering before the eyes. Phlyctenular keratitis. Subcutaneous palpebral cysts. Cataract. Cornea opaque, in spots.


      Chronic otorrhoea. Calcareous deposit on tympanum.


      Copious, yellowish, thick, lumpy, offensive discharge. Ozaena.


      Calcarea fluorica covers Hard swelling on jaw bone. Hard swelling on the cheek, with pain or toothache. Small, hard, cold sores on lips.


      Gumboil, with hard swelling of the jaw. Teeth loose. Tongue; indurated, hard. Toothache, if any food touches the tooth. Periosteitis of lower jaw.


      Tonsils rough and ragged; forming plugs of mucus. Pain and burning better warm drinks.


      Vomiting; of infants of undigested food. Acute indigestion from fatigue and brain-fag; in overtaxed children, Hiccough, when one hawks off mucus.


      Flatulency; of pregnancy. Stools; gushing, watery of foetid odour. Calcarea fluorica has Bleeding piles; with pain in sacrum. Fissures. Fistula.


      Hydrocele. Testes indurated.


      Hard knots in mammae. Favours parturition.

Respiratory organs

      Cough, with expectoration of tiny, tough yellow lumps. Hoarseness, after laughing or reading aloud. Difficulty in breathing as if epiglottis is nearly closed.


      Fibroid deposits about the endocardium. Valvular disease.

Neck and Back

      Goitre. lumbago; from strain, better motion and warmth. Backache after a long ride. Rachitic enlargement of femur in infants.


      Encysted tumours at the back of wrist. Bursitis. Chronic synovitis; of knee joint. Cold wrists and ankles.

Calcarea fluorica has Swelling and indurations around tendons and joints. Recurrent fibroids in the hollow of the knee. Hip joint disease. Rice bodies in joints.


      Cracked, dry, hard, and of alabaster whiteness. Birth marks. Ulcers with hard edges. Warty growths.


      Vivid dreams, with weeping. Jumps out of bed in a dream.


      Graphites; Hekla lava.

Calcarea fluorica is Complementary to


S.R. Phatak
A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.