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Selenium - General symptoms

Selen, Selenium Metallicum, Sel.

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HPUS indication of Selenium: Debility

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Selenium in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved 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.