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Calcarea fluorica, also called calcium fluoride, fluoride of lime, calcii fluoridum or fluorspar, is a naturally occurring mineral. In the body, it is found on the surfaces of bones and in teeth enamel. It is also found in the tissue fibers that make up skin, vessel walls and connective tissue. When found in its mineral form outside the body, it is called fluorite. Although fluorite is usually a light purple crystal, it can be found in many other colors. The mineral has many uses, both as a homeopathic remedy and in other industries, such as metal work and pest control.
The metal industry uses fluorite to help molten metals flow smoothly. In addition, it is often added to drinking water to stop tooth decay in many populations. Since calcarea fluorica is found naturally in teeth, adding a bit more of the mineral to water is believed to further aid in the strengthening of the enamel on the teeth and prevent tooth decay. If, however, it is converted to a gas, it can be quite poisonous— and it is used as a toxic rat poison when it is changed to sodium fluoroacetate.
Although calcarea fluorica has always been found in bones, teeth, and tissue, it was not widely used as a homeopathic remedy until Dr. Wilhelm Schussler used it to develop and market his “twelve tissue salts" remedy, which claims to balance 12 mineral salts in the body, thereby helping to prevent illness. If someone has a deficiency in calcium fluoride, for instance, they may suffer from a variety of aliments such as weakened tissues, bone deformities, and brittle teeth. Also, if the tissue fibers are overly relaxed, it may lead to hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and weak stomach walls.
There are many medicinal uses for calcarea fluorica. It is used to make tissue more flexible and to stop abnormal bone growths. In addition, it is believed to help replenish the enamel on teeth and prevent teeth from becoming brittle. Some people use it to relieve back pain or to reduce swelling in inflamed glands. Many people also believe it will help revive sagging skin as well.
Homeopathic experts claim that calcarea fluorica has the most beneficial results if it is given in higher potencies. The higher potencies may be particularly useful for treating bone deformities. It is most commonly used by dissolving approximately twenty grains of the mineral in water and applying it to the affected area with a cotton ball.
Although a homeopathic remedy, such as calcarea fluorica, may do wonders to help with many people’s ailments, most should be diagnosed by a medical professional. After diagnosis, talking with a medical professional about alternative remedies is suggested. Although side effects are possible, they are rare with this drug, if taken in the recommended doses.