Natural Remedies > Silica Fact Sheet
Silica is a trace element (only present in the body in small amounts) but is necessary for healthy bones, cartilage, skin and connective tissues. Silica’s medicinal use is limited to Homoeopathy. It is prescribed for patients with severe sweating, weakness, and sensitivity to cold.
Silica, like most Homoeopathic remedies, was made by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes in the individuals were recorded.
When a Homoeopath sees a patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Sulphur can eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.
Silica is available over the counter in various potencies, in both liquid and tablet form.
Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.