Calcarea carbonica – Homeopathy Remedy

Homeopathy medicine Calcarea Carbonica from Nash’s Testimony of the Clinic, comprising the characteristic symptoms of homeopathic remedies from his clinical experience, published in 1911….


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(50) Case. – Mrs. E. G., aet 36, had been given up to die by her family physician

She came of a consumptive family, her mother and her mother’s parents having died with the disease. She had always menstruated very profusely, and after having practiced upon herself, within the course of eight of nine years, no less than seven abortions, her menses assumed the type of recurrent haemorrhages. Her lungs had always been very sensitive; has had more or less cough; at first dry and hacking, later loose and hollow. Has had pneumonia twice, making a tardy recovery each time. At present was convalescing from a third and severe attack of pneumonia, when some imprudence on her part brought about an unfavorable change, and she failed so rapidly that her case seemed hopeless.

Symptoms. – Constant hollow, loose cough; extreme sensitiveness of the lungs to cold air and to a jar; profuse and general perspiration at night, of a sour smell. Extreme emaciation, constipation alternating with watery diarrhoea; area despondency; constant passive haemorrhage from the uterus of dark foul blood. Calcarea carb. 30 was the first and only remedy prescribed. Under its use she not only made a good recovery from this attack, but regained by its long continued use a surprising degree of general health. (Arndt.)

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(51) Case. – Peckham, child at 18 months. Fair haired, blue eyes, chubby when born, but with open fontanelles and sweaty headed. Has for a few weeks past had what her doctor called cholera infantum. All sorts of foods had been tried until now, when they called me in, the diarrhoea, of a sour smell and light colored, was almost incessant; every diaper. There was also frequent vomiting of sour substance and the milk came up in very large curds. There was great emaciation and child when it slept did so with half open eyes, and the sweat on the head wet the pillow far around.

I put Calcarea carb 6m. (Jenichen) in the child’s food, as suggested by Dr. Hering, and in a few days marked improvement set in and continued until the patient was perfectly well. Many such cases are on record. (Nash.)

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(52) Case. – Frank W., a lad aged 10, blue eyes, light, thin hair, pale, thin face and of a scrofulous disposition. One year previous to my call a periostitis set up in the shaft of the left tibia upon the inner side. Case as presented to me the first time; bone has exfoliated along the whole length of the shaft; ulcer is so deep that not more than one – half of the supporting structure remains and leg is much bent; ulcer keeps up a continuous discharge which has left little vital resource behind.

Patient is not only badly emaciated, but has a hectic fever and a bad cough, with dullness in the right apex. Cough is dry and harasses him in the evening; has night sweats. Was given Calcarea carbonica 6, and urged to use milk freely as a diet, to which added the amount of there tablespoonfuls of brandy every twenty four hours. Ulcers were fully healed and been reparation complete within the next twelve months. All traces of lung trouble also passed away and I have never known of subsequent trouble, though case passed from my observation in the course of half a dozen years. We will here add that we have many times succeeded in curing these bone ulcers, commonly called “fever sores,” with the use of Calcarea carb., milk and brandy, and they all remain cured so far as we know. (G. N. Brigham.)

I do not think that so much stress need be placed upon the milk and brandy. With other nourishing diet the Calcarea would have cured just the same. I made just as remarkable a cure of caries with Calcarea hypophos without the use of the stimulant. (N.) (See Leaders in Hom. Therapeutics, 3rd E., page 241.)

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(53) Case. – Eddie D., 18 months old. Oct. 30, 1881, the mother brought him to me saying she had done all she could and now desired me to treat him, if I though I could do him any good.

The child was pale, flabby and very weak; has pale blue eyes and golden hair; had diarrhoea three months, which nothing could stop. According to the mother’s ingenuity, “He’s a good child and never cries much.” Was eating a biscuit when his mother entered the office with him. I told her the child was forming a bad habit. She immediately answered, “I must always carry something for him to eat wherever I go, because he wants to eat all the time, and he just loves eggs, but I don’t know whether he ought to have them or not; they make his bowels run off, and he takes a very bad spell once a month. I have noticed it now three times.”

Question: What time of the month?

Answer: When the moon fulls. I noticed a watery coryza and rattling in the chest. Every time the mother opened her month I thought more of Calcarea, which I gave in the 85m potency, one dose dry on the tongue, in the office, and thirteen powders of Sac. lac. a powder to be dissolved in a half glass of water, and a teaspoonful to be given every two hours. The mother desired to know about letting him have the eggs. I told her that his craving for them would gradually decrease, and that I could not withhold them from him.

November 14. Much better in every respect. “He does not crave eggs quite so much and his bowels are better, but he cannot walk yet. ” I told her she should not expect the child to be entirely well in two weeks, when it had been sick three months.

Sac. lac., 13 powders to be taken in the same manner.

Dec. 9. Still improving. Is beginning to walk again and does not crave eggs any more, though he likes to eat them. Mother thinks his bowels are natural now. I could detect no rattling in the chest, and nose had stopped running.

Sac. lac., nine powders.

Told the mother she need not come back unless the child got worse, and then to let me know immediately. I have heard from the child repeatedly and he is still “hearty.” (Tom Hagen.).



1. Deficient or irregular bone development (wide open or partly closing fontanelles), crooked spine, deformed extremities.

2. Leucophlegmatic constitution or temperament. (Fair, fat, flabby.)

3. Coldness, general and local; objective and subjective, especially as if had on cold, damp stockings; affections from working in cold water.

4. Sweats general (night sweats and on exertion). Local: Head (children) axillae, hands, feet etc.

5. Digestive tract sour (sour taste, eructations, vomiting sour curds, diarrhoea.)

6. Great debility; cannot walk far or ascend stairs or hill for shortness of breath; easily strained by lifting.

7. Modalities: (<) in cold air, ascending or exertion, straining; from profuse menses to which she is subject.

This is another one of the medicinal agents which but for the provings and potentizing process of Hahnemann’s would have remained comparatively unknown.

If we were to judge by the number of disease affections named in “Clarke’s Dictionary” and “Hering’s Guiding Symptoms,” it would seem as if it must be a veritable panacea; and if homoeopathic therapeutists were guided by pathological names it would be true.

But when we recognize that the characteristic symptoms, both subjective and objective, must lead to its selection, it becomes apparent at once that while the remedy may be applicable to each or all of these affections, if may, on the other hand, not fit one of them. This is the true spirit of homoeopathy, and anyone who ignores or don’t understand it must of necessity become a routinist or a bungler in prescribing. It seems appropriate here to call attention to the fact that while the Calcarea combinations have their family resemblances, they also have their peculiarities. For instance, the Calcarea carb. subject has an abnormal desire for eggs, while the calcarea phos. one desires bacon or &ham rind. Of course, it is not the domain of this work to make exhaustive differentiations, but they must be made or indifferent success is the result.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.