Homeopathic remedy Silicea drug symptoms and indications from Condensed Materia Medica by Constantine Hering, published in 1877….



      Confusion of mind. Difficult in fixing attention.

Wishes to drown herself.

Screaming violently.

Over-anxious about herself; low-spirited; weeps every evening.

Gloomy, feels as if she would die.

Desponding, melancholy, tired of life. Also melancholic with weak arms, aching sacrum, burning of feet, with sweat; all better after a seminal emission.

Compunctions of conscience about trifles.

Indifferent, apathetic.

Yielding, faint-hearted, anxious mood.

When crossed has to restrain himself, to keep from doing violence.

Child obstinate, headstrong; cries when kindly spoken to.

Restless, fidgety, start at least noise.

Reading and writing fatigue; cannot bear to think.


      Vertigo : as if one would fall forward; ascending from dorsal region, through nape of neck, into head; worse from motion, or looking upward : accompanied by nausea; with rachitis; from excessive use of the eyes; when riding with sleepiness.

Fainting, when taking cold from suppressed foot-sweat.

Inner Head

      Cold feeling from nape of neck to vertex, extreme heaviness of head.

Congestion of head; cheeks hot; slight burning in soles of feet.

Burning in head, with pulsation and sweat of head : worse at night, from mental exertion, talking; better by wrapping the head up warmly.

Shooting from nape to vertex.

Violent periodic headache, vertex, occiput or forehead; one side as if beaten; throbbing in forehead; coming in night, with nausea, vomiting.

Violent headache, with loss of reason.

Loud cries, nausea to fainting; subsequent obscuration of sight’ megrim.

Obstinate morning headaches, with chilliness and nausea.

Headaches, with, or followed by, severe pain in small of back; heaviness and uncomfortable feeling in all the limbs.

Tearing, frequently one-sided, with stitches through eyes and in cheek-bones.

Pulsating, beating, most violent in forehead and vertex, with chilliness.

Headache from occiput through to right supraorbital region.

Headache worse : from mental exertion; excessive study; noise; motion, even jarring of room by foot-step; light; stooping; talking; cold air; touch. Better : from wrapping head up warmly; hot compresses; in warm room; lying down in dark.

Headache every seventh day.

Vibratory shaking sensation in head when stepping hard, with tension in forehead and eyes.

Outer Head

      Open fontanelles; head too large and rest of body emaciated, with pale face; abdomen swollen, hot.

Cephalhaematoma neonatorum.

Tearing in scalp, worse from pressure and at a night.

Lumps rise on the head, hair falls out, scalp sensitive to touch, even to the hat; tearing pains.

Profuse head-sweat; body dry; likes wrapping up; sweat sour; face pale; emaciated; large abdomen; weak ankles.

Patches of eruption on scalp, exfoliating thin, dry furfuraceous scales.

Eruption on back of head, moist or dry, offensive, scabby, burning itching, discharging pus.

Itching pustules on scalp and neck very sensitive : better wrapping up warmly.

Phagedenic ulcer on forehead painful and discharging offensive pus.


      Long-lasting photophobia; daylight dazzles eyes.

Letters run together, appear pale; dim vision after suppressed foot-sweat.

Occasional lightning-like flashes in eyes and a feeling as if something obscured the vision; nervous sensation in head. Black spots before eyes; a persistent speck before right eye.

Momentary loss of sight, with uterine affections; pregnancy, etc.

Cataract; also after suppressed foot-sweat, or preceding ringworms.

Day blindness, with sudden appearance of furuncles.

Amblyopia from abuse of stimulants; nervous, sensitive persons.

Tearing, shooting, or, at times, throbbing, stinging pains in eyes in paroxysms; worse in draught or before a storm.

Ulceration of cornea; sloughing ulcer; non-vascular, with photophobia.

Pustular keratitis after psoriasis.

Opaque cornea after small pox.

Spots and cicatrices on cornea.

Corneal fistula.

Eye inflammed from traumatic causes; abscesses.


Lachrymation in the open air.

Fistula lachrymalis; bone affected.

Swelling of right lachrymal sac, skin over it inflammed; glistening; throbbing pain; tears hot; worse evening.

Big styes; also to prevent their recurrence.

Blepharitis, with agglutination in morning.


      Oversensitiveness to noises.

Ringing or roaring in the ears.

Hissing in the perforated ear.

Stoppage of ears, which open at times with a loud report.

Difficult hearing, especially of human voice and during full moon; also with chronic suppuration.

Otalgia, with stitches from in out.

Otitis interna.

Itching in the eustachian tube; chronic coryza.

C. Hering
Hering got the degree of M. D. from the University of Wuezburg with highest honours. The theme of his thesis was "De'Medicina Futura" (The medicine of future). Hering left Germany for West Indies and finally arrived at Philadelphia in Jan, 1833. He established a homeopathic school at Allentown, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "Allentown Academy". Soon he became very popular as a physician. He is known as the 'Father of Homeopathy' in America.