SeleniumSelen, Selenium Metallicum
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Selenium may help, unprocessed Selenium may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Selenium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
HOMEOPATHIC -- Sel. has marked effects on the genito-urinary organs and often indicated in elderly men, especially for prostration and sexual atony. It has marked effects on the supra orbital nerves (left), Larynx and liver are also affected. Great debility, worse heat. Easy exhaustion, mental and physical in old age. Debility after exhausting diseases after fevers.
Irritability after sex. Sexual weakness. Lascivious, but impotent. Loss of sexual power with sexual thoughts. Prostate weakness with dribbling of urine. Escape of semen especially when straining at stool. Chronic gleet. Bedwetting. Chronic urethritis. Senility, early. Chronic diseases of the bone-marrow. Emaciation of single parts, face, hands, thighs etc.
Irritability, headaches and other troubles following or worse by seminal emissions. The headaches are accompanied by profound melancholy and may be caused by indulgence in alcoholics or in tea, by hot weather, by over-study and they are worse by strong odors, as of musk, roses, etc. The headaches may be periodical and are frequently located above the left eye.
Many chronic liver disorders are met with Sel., the guiding symptoms in such cases being: Enlargement of liver with loss of appetite in the morning, sharp stitching pain worse on any movement or pressure, sensitiveness of liver and, especially, “find rash over liver region.” There is constipation from weakness with impacted feces: and dribbling of semen after stool and also after urination. Sufferings after seminal emissions mental confusion, headache, almost paralytic weakness of spine involuntary escape of prostatic fluid.
Clarke has cured with Sel. many cases of hoarseness, the special indications being hoarseness of singers, appearing as soon as they begin to sing or after long use of the voice with frequent necessity to clear the throat from accumulation of clear, starchy mucus. Scrofulous and incipient tubercular laryngitis have been cured with Sel. The parallelism with Sulphur is seen all through the pathogenesis of Sel. and perhaps more especially in the skin.
Among the peculiar symptoms of Sel. are: Very forgetful in business, but during sleep dreams of what he had forgotten. Coryza ending in diarrhea. Hungry at night, longing for spirituous liquors, an almost irresistible maniacal desire. Sensation as if a biting drop were forcing its way out of the urethra. Irresistible desire to lie down and sleep, strength leaves him suddenly, especially in hot weather. Very great aversion to a draft of air, either warm, cold or damp. Aversion to salted food. Pulsation in whole body, especially in abdomen after eating. Great emaciation of face, hands, legs, feet, affected parts and single parts.
PHARMACY - Sel. Selenium. The Element. Trituration. Historical dose: All potencies, 6x to 30c. Planets: Venus.
Constitutions - Sel. is suited to blondes and persons of light complexion.
Modalities - Better after sunset inhaling cool air. Better taking cold air or cold water into mouth. Worse loss of sleep, night watching touch. Worse after sleep, singing, draft of air, even if warm. Worse after stools, wine, cinchona. Worse by touch and pressure. Worse by motion. Worse by rest. Worse by mental exertion. Worse after seminal losses. Worse from draft of air, even if warm. Worse in open air. Worse in hot weather. Worse by sun and with the sun’s increase. Worse every afternoon (headaches).
RELATIONS - Antidoted by: Ign., Puls., Mur-ac. Incompatible: Chin., Wine. Compatible after: Calad., Nat-c., Staph., Ph-ac. (in sexual weakness). Itch checked by Merc. or Sulph. often requires Sel.
COMPARE - (1) Agn., Calad., Sulph., Tell., Ph-ac. (2) Arg-n. - Nervous imbalance with weakness, trembling, vertigo, ataxia. (3) Alum. - Paretic weakness, especially of the rectum and bladder. (4) Stannum - Nervous exhaustion and extreme weakness of the respiratory organs. (5) Calad. - Depressive state as a result of excess of tobacco and sexual over-indulgence. (6) Rauw.
Pain, headache; afternoon
stitching, sudden, sharp; forehead; over eyes; left
Hair; painful when touched
desire to breathe deeply
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); scraping; from larynx
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)
lumbar (lower half of back)
Bladder; urination; incomplete (see unsatisfactory)
Stomach; desires, cravings; alcoholic drinks; before period
pulsation; after eating
Constipation; inactivity of rectum
insufficient, incomplete, unsatisfactory stool
sand; red (brick-dust)
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; sharp mucous or pus
sensation of dropping from urethra
Male; thick emission from penis
thick emission from penis; during stool
thick emission from penis; emission of prostatic fluid
prostate gland; enlargement; dribbling urine after stool and urine
prostate gland; enlargement; in aged persons
Single parts; front of body
Staining the linen; yellow
Affects of alcohol
Eating and food; tea
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Premature old age
In aged people
Pulsation; externally; after eating
Symptoms from masturbation
Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
after sexual intercourse
from slight exertion
after fever; following prolonged fever
of the sun
eat of summer