Calcium carbonicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is calcium carbonicum?

The homeopathic remedy Calcium carbonicum helps to process or utilize external impressions; it is therefore an excellent constitutional remedy for children and is used for all types of bone, tooth and joint problems. Examples of this are rickets, teething problems, growth disorders or the delayed closing of the fontanelles.

Leading symptoms

  • Delayed development in children
  • Obesity with constipation
  • Head and neck sweating on little exertion and during sleep
  • Sour smelling sweat
  • susceptibility to infection
  • Great sense of duty and responsibility
  • overload
  • fear of heights
  • stubborn

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need calcium carbonicum?

The visible signs also correspond entirely to the closed nature of an oyster: Calc patients think, work and move slowly, carefully and conscientiously. They avoid physical exertion, show fatigue quickly, and are easily touched emotionally. Both active (self-experienced) and passive (heard, seen) things have a long-lasting effect and move you deeply; It is not uncommon for fears to develop, which are lived out intensively and sometimes downright cultivated.

Calcium carbonicum adults appear limp and tend to be overweight or swollen glands; Belly and head are often strikingly large. Those affected often have constipation, shiver a lot, avoid fresh air, love warmth and have a strong desire for boiled eggs and sweet foods.

Calcium carbonicum children are stubborn and stubborn, but reserved and frugal. They sweat easily and form a lot of sour-smelling sweat, especially on the back of their heads and feet. your sleep pattern is restless; even going to bed scares them, they see terrible figures, wake up around midnight and have very vivid (night) dreams.


Calcium carbonicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:


  • In dry weather
  • Lying on the painful side
  • Morning
  • warmth


  • Through effort
  • cold
  • humidity
  • Before period

What are typical areas of application for Calcium carbonicum?

  • states of exhaustion
  • developmental delays in children
  • susceptibility to infection
  • fears
  • dizziness
  • heartburn
  • neurodermatitis
  • arthritis
  • menstrual cramps

Areas of application in detail

Appetite increased

severe hunger, hardly any feeling of satiety even after meals. Desire for eggs and sweets, aversion to milk. Frequent belching, heartburn and a tendency to constipation.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Heel spur

Severe heel spur with inflammation of the ball of the foot.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Body odor/sweat

Sweat and all other bodily secretions have a sour odor. The patient sweats even with minor physical exertion. At night he sweats, especially at the back of his head or neck.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Gastric acidity

acid regurgitation to the point of vomiting. Craving for eggs and sweets, aversion to fat and milk. All bodily waste has a sour odor. Children want to eat dirt and indigestible things.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Menstruation, discomfort before (premenstrual syndrome)

sensitive and swollen breasts before the period, often also heavy sweating and discharge. There are also feelings of exhaustion. Patient has clammy feet.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Cradle cap

Yellowish or white crusts. Just a little itching. The children sweat on their heads and necks.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Nails, disorder of

for brittle, brittle nails. Suitable for overweight, sluggish patients, including children.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


for sluggish, chubby children who tend to be shy and anxious.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


The remedy helps with cravings for hearty foods and aversion to greasy foods. Also for back pain, which can occur more frequently during pregnancy.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Overweight, morbid (obesity)

with a very strong appetite. Patient tends to retain water, is pale and sickly. Particularly suitable for overweight children.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of Calcium carbonicum

Calcium carbonicum is used in the potencies D6 – D12; for stretching complaints such as allergies or fears also up to or from D30.

Calcium carbonicum dosage

A dose of three times five globules in 6X or 12X potency is usual. Alternatively, Calcium carbonicum D30 is given once and repeated once a week if necessary.

Calcium carbonicum effect

Calcium carbonicum acts on the central nervous system, the gastrointestinal tract, the female genital organs, the skin and the immune system.

Calcium carbonicum in pregnancy

Calcium carbonicum is given if there are more nocturnal muscle cramps in the calves or feet during pregnancy. The remedy is indicated for back weakness and deep-seated back pain, which increase in intensity as the pregnancy progresses. Calcium carbonicum counteracts cravings for eggs and salty foods as well as hypersensitivity to milk and fat. It helps with heartburn.

Calcarea carbonicum during lactation

The drug is administered during breastfeeding when the breasts are hot and inflamed swollen due to excess milk, the milk is very thin and watery and the baby does not want to drink. Calcium carbonicum can optimize milk production both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Calcium carbonicum for the baby

Calcium carbonicum is a very important child remedy. It is used for a variety of ailments in babies and children. Typical Calcium carbonicum babies are slow. The teeth are late. They later learn to walk and talk than their peers. The babies can occupy themselves for hours on their own.

The remedy is used when babies are constantly cold. They typically sweat a lot on their heads and feet, especially at night. Calcium carbonicum babies are also calm when they are ill and do not require any special attention.

Calcium carbonicum is an important remedy in the treatment of night terrors (pavor nocturnus). Babies wake up screaming in the middle of the night. They kick and thrash about and seem terrified. Mom and Dad push her away. They don’t really seem to be awake and don’t seem to recognize the parents.

Calcium carbonicum for dogs, horses and cats

Calcium carbonicum is mainly used in the case of a delayed change of teeth and developmental delays in the skeletal system.
The remedy is helpful when animals tend to get infections again and again and there are frequent relapses. Furthermore, the animals tend to chronic eczema and obesity. They show an aversion to milk, which is also poorly tolerated. All excrements and the whole animal smell sour.

Injuries and infections associated with the formation of pus are often treated with Calcium carbonicum.

Calcium carbonicum side effects

Nothing is known about clinical side effects. If there is a significant improvement or the disappearance of the symptoms, the drug should be reduced or discontinued.

Similar means


Calcium carbonicum and Graphites are similar in eczema of the scalp and cradle cap. Graphites is indicated when the discharge from the rash is very viscous and honey-colored.

Typical potencies: Commonly used potencies are 6X, 12X, 6X, 12X, and 30X. The potency C200 is used less frequently.

fabric type: oyster shell lime


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