Selenium Metallicum 30c Uses, Benefits – Selenium Metallicum Homeopathic Remedy

  • Coryza ending in diarrhoea
  • Debility
  • Involuntary prostatic discharge while sitting for stool

Source: Mineral kingdom
Synonyms: Selenium
Family: The element
Prover: Dr Hering
Duration of Action: 40 days

Introduction and History: Selenium was discovered in 1818 by Berzelius, and it was named by him after the moon because it is found associated with Tellurium (Tellus the earth).


Preparation: Triturations are prepared from the element with sugar of milk, from which higher potencies are prepared.

Constitution and Physiognomy: It is adapted to people with light complexion; blondes; having great emaciation of face, hands, legs, feet or single parts.

Physio-pathological Changes (Pathology): Selenium, which has a most penetrating and characteristic odour of putrid horse radish causes a weakness involving all parts of the body, easy fatigue from any labour, night watching, mental exertion, and especially from hot weather.

Ailments From: Alcohol, tea, sugar, salt, lemonade, debauchery, walking, exertion, masturbation, loss of fluids.

Seat of Action (Pharmacodynamics): It mainly acts on the nerves, genitourinary organs, left supraorbital region, larynx and liver.

Characteristic Mental Symptoms (Psychology)

  1. Patient feels unfit for any kind of work.
  2. Patient is forgetful in business; remembers all that he has forgotten during sleep.
  3. Talkative, when excited; stammers, pronounces some words incorrectly.
  4. Sadness. Difficult comprehension.
  5. Lascivious thoughts, with impotency.
  6. Imagines drafts of air.
  7. Fails to understand what he hears or reads.
  8. Has an aversion, to drafts, of air – warm, cold or damp.
  9. Dread of society.

Characteristic Physical Guiding Symptoms

Headache: Suited for headache of drunkards after debauchery, after lemonade, tea, wine; every afternoon.

Hair fall: Hair falls off; from head, eyebrows, whiskers, genitals.

Coryza: Coryza ending in diarrhoea.

Hunger: Patient becomes hungry at night.

Longing: Longing for spirituous liquors, it is an almost irresistible, maniacal desire.

Constipation: Stools are large, hard, impacted, require mechanical aid after serious illness, especially enteric fevers.

Urine: Red, dark, scanty; with coarse, sandy sediment; involuntary, dribbling, while walking.

Impotence: Impotence with desire; lewd thoughts, but physically impotent.

Erections: Are slow, insufficient with too rapid emission and a long continued thrill; weak, ill-humored after coitus, often involuntary dribbling of semen and prostatic fluid which oozes while sitting, at stool, during sleep; gleet.

Priapism: Glands are drawn up.

Aphonia: Aphonia after long use of voice; husky when beginning to sing; obliged to clear the throat frequently of a transparent starchy mucous, tubercular laryngitis.

Exhaustion: Patient is weak, easily exhausted; from either mental or physical labour; after typhoid, typhus, debauchery. Patient has an irresistible desire to lie down and sleep; strength suddenly leaves him; especially in hot weather. After typhoid there is great weakness of spine, fears paralysis. Emaciation of affected parts.

Aversions: Great aversion to a draft of air, either warm, cold or damp.

Important Characteristic Features

Male sexual organs: It is a valuable medicine for affections of sexual organs of men. Extreme weakness of the male genitalia. Though the desire is strong, there are no erections, or the act of coition is unsatisfactory and incomplete. There are frequent emissions and constant flow of prostatic fluid. Erections in the morning without sexual desire, but on attempting coition the penis becomes relaxed. Itching and formication of genitalia. Worse coition, touch, after sleep.

General Modalities

Aggravation: Hot days, loss of sleep, night watching, touch, singing, draft of air even if warm, after stools, coition, wine.

Amelioration: After Sunset, inhaling cool air, drinking cold water.

Remedy Relationships

Antidoted by: Ign, Puls.

Incompatible: Chin, wine.

Compatible after: Calad, Nat-c, Staph, Ph-ac.


No sexual power or desire: Agn, Calad, Sel.

Impotence with mental depression; relaxed penis, with sexual desire and excitement: Calad, Lyc, Sel.

Headache from tea: Sel, Thuj.

No erection even after caress, no emission, no orgasm during an embrace: Sel, Calad.

Dosage: 3 to 200c potency.


  1. In lower potencies, repetition bears well.
  2. In chronic cases, single dose of higher potency is enough.

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Therapeutic Value: Constipation, Falling of hair; Headache, Hoarseness, Impotency, Paralysis, Psoriasis, Sexual neurasthenia, Sleepiness, Syphilis, Typhoid, Weakness, etc.



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