Common name: Gypsum
Pathology: Chronic tendency to suppuration; recurring abscesses & boils.
Region: The homeopathic remedy Calcarea sulphurica has action on the connective tissues, glands, mucous membranes, bones and skin. The presence of pus is the main indication for prescription.
Naturally calcium sulphate is found as alabaster, gypsum and selenite. Constituent of hard waters (natural springs). Fine white powder.
General Characteristic of the Homeopathic Remedy
As a homeopathic remedy Calc-s is apt to flabby persons who take colds easily and have tendency to formation of pus in the form of abscesses, ulcers on the skin and eruptions. The diseases from which they suffer are result of anger, vexation, physical exertion; straining of tendons and muscles, exposure to cold wet weather.
These are sad and prone to weeping and anxiety people. They suffer from inflammations and swelling of the glands, eczema, abscesses. The skin is dry, with tendency to crack, and the eruptions are itching. Cracks become suppurate, discharge yellow pus which forms crusts. All complaints are felt worse in the evening and at night, from warmth of the bed, from physical exertion, walking and bathing.
Function in the Body
Calcarea sulphurica molecules are present in the bile but are not its constant constituent. As it is known, the bile is derived from the liver. In the liver Calcarea sulphurica takes part into the destruction of the worn-out red blood corpuscles. When the quantity of Calcarea sulphurica in the liver is not sufficient, this process is delayed or even obstructed. As a result, the blood can’t be purified and contains many useless cells which cannot be removed from the body by the circulation; they reach the mucous membranes and the skin, and thus induce catarrhs and eruptions, and suppurations.
Biochemical Action of the Remedy
Bringing Calcarea sulphurica in the organism shall cure suppurations which has certain time been developed but are still not cured.
These are the abscesses which, after infiltrated and vented, has been discharged from the pus; but they are not cured, and are still continuing to produce purulent matter.
When the purulent discharge continues too long, and when the connective tissues, and the epithelium are affected, this tissue remedy is strongly indicated.
Therapeutic Indications for Calcarea sulphurica Schuessler Salt
Abscesses – when, notwithstanding the presence of the vent, the suppuration continues; and the affected tissues are insensible. Usually this tissue salt is prescribed for whitlow, boils, felons, furuncles and gumboils.
After application of Silicea, which fastens the growth of the abscess and helps the pus to penetrate the skin, and when the cure is not complete, Calcarea sulphurica is often indicated to cure the still suppurating wound.
Suppurative processes in the joints, ulcerations of bones, suppurating burns, open ulcers of the glands – these are some examples where acceptance of the Calcarea sulphurica as tissue salt will be beneficial.
The tissue remedy is helpful in cases of colds and catarrhs in the head, cough with such spittle; in croup cases, after Hepar sulphur has stopped its action and there is still much yellow mucus in the throat. The secretions of Calcarea sulphurica are yellow, un-transparent, purulent and sometimes mixed with blood. Calcarea sulphurica is useful in bronchial catarrh with yellow or yellowish-green expectoration; in ear inflammations, where there is discharge of purulent matter from the ear; in neglected injuries and wounds which suppurate.
The application of the tissue remedy should be prolonged in D6 potency, for at least four weeks.
When felons and abscesses are formed on the skin, the remedy may be applied externally. For this purpose, several tablets Calc-s should be smashed to fine dust and mixed with little quantity of water for preparation of paste, which should be applied directly on the affected spot of skin.