What is Calcarea Fluorica?

Dee S.
Dee S.

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.

Fluoride, in proper doses, can protect tooth enamel.
Fluoride, in proper doses, can protect tooth enamel.

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.

Calcarea fluroica being added to drinking water can help prevent tooth decay in many populations.
Calcarea fluroica being added to drinking water can help prevent tooth decay in many populations.

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.

Calcarea fluorica occurs naturally in the teeth.
Calcarea fluorica occurs naturally in the teeth.
Dee S.
Dee S.

Dee is a freelance writer based in Colorado. She has a B.A. in English Literature, as well as a law degree. Dee is especially interested in topics relating to medicine, legal issues, and home improvement, which are her specialty when contributing to wiseGEEK.

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anon994802

This article does not address the difference between natural calcium fluoride and the poisonous aluminium waste product that is added to water supplies.

SimpleByte

@Ceptori, both calcarea phosphorica and calcarea fluorica are homeopathic remedies that occur naturally in the body. Calcarea phosphorica, also known as calcium phosphate, is a tissue salt found in the teeth, bones, blood cells, plasma, and saliva. It differs from calcarea fluorica in its homeopathic medicinal uses. It's used to treat bone ailments like osteoarthritis or fractures. It's also used to treat tooth decay, gastrointestinal ailments, and sluggish growth, growing pains, and other developmental issues in children. Homeopaths also use this tissue salt to treat some psychological problems like stress and anxiety.

Ceptorbi

What's the difference between calcarea fluorica and calcarea phosphorica?

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