Synonyms – Calcarea fluorid. Calcium fluorid. Common names – Fluorid of lime. Flour spar. Preparation – Triturations.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS
A powerful tissue remedy found in bone and the enamel of teeth. It acts chiefly upon bones and glands, and has been used with great success, especially in the treatment of indurated glands of stony hardness. Varicose and enlarged veins. Chief remedy for vascular tumors with dilated blood vessels. Malnutrition of bones, especially of the teeth. Induration threatening suppuration. Many cases of cataract have been reported as cured or favorably influenced. Chronic synovitis of knee joint. Exostoses after injuries.
Mind. Great depression; groundless fears of financial ruin.
Head Creaking noise in head. Blood-tumors of new-born infants. Hard excrescences on the scalp. Ulcers on the scalp, with callous, hard edges.
Eyes. Flickering and sparks before the eyes; spots on the cornea; conjunctivitis; cataract.
Ears. Calcareous deposits on tympanum; sclerosis of the ossicles and thickening of petrous portion of temporal bone, with deafness, ringing and roaring.
Nose. Cold in the head; stuffy cold; dry coryza; ozaena. Copious, offensive, thick greenish, lumpy, yellow discharge in nasal catarrh.
Face Hard swelling on the cheek, with pain or toothache; hard swelling on jawbone.
Mouth. Gum-boil, with hard swelling on the jaw; stony hard swelling on the jaw-bone. Cracked appearance of the tongue, with or without pain. Induration of the tongue, hardening after inflammation. Unnatural looseness of the teeth, with or without pain; teeth become loose in their sockets. Toothache, with pain if any food touches the tooth.
Throat Burning in throat; better by warm drinks.
Stomach Vomiting of undigested food. Hiccough. Flatulency.
Stool and Anus. Fissure of the anus, and intensely sore crack near the lower end of the bowel. Bleeding haemorrhoids. Itching of anus as from pin-worms. Internal or blind piles frequently, with pain in back, generally far down on the sacrum, and constipation. Much wind in lower bowels.
Male Organs. Hydrocele. Induration of the testicles.
Respiratory Organs. Hoarseness. Croup. Cough, with expectoration of tiny lumps of yellow mucus, with tickling sensation and irritation on lying down. Hard knots in the female breast.
Neck and Back. Chronic lumbago; aggravated on beginning to move, and ameliorated on continued motion. Osseous tumors. Rachitic enlargement of femur in infants. Pain in lower part of back, with burning.
Limbs. Ganglia or encysted tumors at the back of the wrist. Gouty enlargement of the joints of the fingers. Exostoses on fingers. Chronic synovitis of knee-joint.
Sleep. Vivid dreams, with sense of impending danger.
Skin. Chaps and cracks. Fissures or cracks in the palms of the hands or hard skin. Fissure of the anus. Suppuration with callous hard edges. Whitlow. Indolent fistulous ulcers, secreting thick yellow pus. Knots, kernels, hardened glands in the female breast. Swelling or indurated enlargements having their seat in the fasciae and capsular ligaments of joints, or in the tendons. Indurated glands of stony hardness.
Compare Calcarea iod., Calcarea phos., Coni., Baryta mur., Fluor. acid, Graphites, Silicea, Rhus.