The homeopathic remedy Selenium Metallicum (Selenium Met.) is derived from the extremely rare mineral known as selenium that is present as selenide in a number of sulphide ores, for instance copper sulphide, lead sulphide and silver sulphide. Selenium is acquired as a by-product during the processing of the above mentioned ores. In addition, selenium is also obtained from the anode mud of copper refineries as well as from the sludge discharged from the lead chambers of various plants producing sulphuric acid. Such mud or sludge may be processed by several ways to obtain the rare mineral selenium.
Used for male infertility, skin disorders and inflammations (throat).
Selenium metallicum slows down the oxidation process of lipids or fats and, at the same time, acts in a synergy or together with vitamin E to facilitate the production of antibodies as well as sustain the normal health of the thyroid, liver, pancreas as well as the regular functioning of the heart. In addition, selenium also works as an antioxidant by stimulating glutathione peroxide – an antioxidant enzyme that safeguards the cell membranes from the harmful effects of free radicals produced by our body.
It has been found that individuals who generally find it difficult to connect or become intimate with other people and who often retract even from their close friends are the ones who benefit most from this homeopathic medicine – selenium met. In addition, this homeopathic remedy is also appropriate for people who suffer from extreme fatigue owing to mental activity and have a tendency to be absent-minded. Selenium met. is also good for treating extreme debility, especially when the body temperature goes up. This is a typical characteristic related to this homeopathic medicine. Homeopaths also recommend selenium met. for treating conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome as well as multiple sclerosis (a chronic degenerative episodic disease of the central nervous system) wherein the sufferer becomes exhausted mentally and physically very rapidly. This condition is often accompanied by a damaging appearance of the skin, constipation, emaciation (unusual thinness owing to any disease or lack of nutrition), hair loss and even potential break down of the nerves controlling the genitourinary tract. Selenium is always found in the teeth and bones – in other words, this trace element is a constant component of these body parts.
- No side effects are known.
- None are recorded. Please talk to your doctor.
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