Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.1.1 Kalium silicatum
Kali silicatum has been described by both Boericke and Kent. Kent’s description may give the impression that he has done a proving with it, but apparently he simply based his description on his knowledge of the individual properties of both Kali and Silica.
Alone Home At home
Closed Timid Fragile
Your duty is your image.
Duties towards the family.
Only concerned about the family image.
A family of principles.
Duties towards your father.
Closed because you don’t want to show your image.
Picture of Kali silicatum
Essence: being duty bound to keep up your own or your family’s image.
Your duty is your image
They feel duty bound to work very hard to keep up their image. They think that other people’s opinion about them depends on how hard they work, so it is important to keep at it.
Only concerned about the family image
Second on their list of priorities is the family image. They also feel duty bound to keep the family name high. Their own wishes and desires come second to the duty towards the family, especially the duty towards the father as the head of the family.
A family of principles
They often come from a family with strict principles, or a well-to-do family that has a good name to keep up.
Perhaps their family has a business which they automatically inherit. In that case they have to carry on the business because the family income depends on it.
In extreme cases they may get very rigid and stubborn. It is no use talking to them, as whatever you may say they stick to their principles. They prefer to avoid the subject altogether because it gets everybody up in arms and this is not their intention.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation, alone, felt in the stomach, needles, injections, trifles, narrow spaces, not waking from sleep, exams.
Dreams: crystal, ice, mirrors, clairvoyant, cobwebs, needles, friends, schoolmates, family, futile efforts, paralysis.
Mood: gloomy after exertion or exhaustion.
Mental: precise, punctual, mathematical, < trifles, forgetful, absorbed; refined, delicate, aristocratic, artistic.
Causes: loss of parents, friends, family.
Professions: grocer, civil servant, manager, police officer, judge, clerk, translator, accountant.
Weather: cold (3), blue with cold, purple/blue nails << cold, < cold water, heat, < draught (3), warmth, -> sun.
Perspiration: profuse, stinking foot sweat (3!); night sweat.
Time: < 3 and 11 am; < full moon, < winter, December.
Desires: egg, warm, salt, fruit, milk, chocolate, sweet.
Aversion: milk (3), mothers milk (3), salt, meat, broccoli, cauliflower.
Food: < fat, milk 93), broccoli, alcohol, fasting.
Menses: copious, frequent or late, < menses.
Sleep: light, sleepless < 3 am.; under blankets.
Physical: << massage, magnetising; < coitus; < soap, < touch, exertion, motion, > sitting bent forward, << tickling (2!).
Stitching pains (3), as from needles or splinters, sharp, drawing.
Sensation of hair.
Discharges: copious, thick, yellow, hard, smelling of old cheese, difficult to dislodge.
Migraines. Epilepsy, petit mal.
Oedema, ankles, eyelids, medial upper side. (!).
Colds, sinusitis. Glandular swellings. Ear infections.
Teeth: caries, crooked, large incisors; < dentition.
Pneumonia. Asthma sitting, < lying down.
Affections of the heart, high B.P. anaemia.
Stomach pains, ulcers.
Constipation with hard stools which slip back.
Kidney affections, copious urine. Enuresis.
Back pains, sciatica, < pressure, < lying on painful side, < menses. Hip problems.
Bones brittle, little elasticity; rickets; exostoses.
Skin thin, delicate, sensitive, cracks; fingertips.
Wounds heal slowly, keloids. Boils, acne.
Hair thin, brittle, breaks easily, grey.
Nails brittle, break easily, fungus, yellow, brown, black, ingrowing, with white spots.
DD Silicon series, Iron series, Stage 1 and 10, Lycopodium.
DD Silica: is more nervous and anxious, feels abused by others. Kali silicatum has more calm perseverance.