Silica: More Than a Mineral

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Revised on June 28th, 2021

What do your body, green beans, and the beach have in common? If you guessed silica or silicon dioxide, then you’re one smart cookie! Second only to oxygen, silica is one of the abundant elements on Earth, making up 60% of the crust. It’s a main component of sand (in the form of quartz) and large amounts can be found in leafy greens and other produce.

Indeed, our bodies require this trace mineral for essential functions, and it also has an invaluable role in homeopathy.

What Natural Silica Does

Sometimes called “the beauty mineral,” silica is vital for the production of collagen. It’s been studied to support and strengthen the body’s connective tissue, which boosts hair, skin, and nails. Many people take silica supplements to improve bone strength and prevent osteoporosis.

Supplements aren’t the only source of this mineral. You can get it in silica-rich food like grains and vegetables. All plants rely on silica from the soil for growth and development, and protection from environmental stress and disease.

Homeopathic Silica

People, like plants, are susceptible to environmental stress too. That’s when Silicea, the homeopathic form of silica, can offer relief for symptoms of mental fatigue with chilliness, lack of energy, and irritability.* It’s helpful for those who have difficulty concentrating due to worry or overwork. This medicine is also indicated for skin conditions, such as styes or chalazia that tend to fester easily and recur.*

For more on the homeopathic uses of Boiron Silicea, watch this video featuring Dr. Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh.

Just for our blog readers! Get 10% off this medicine when you use the code BLOG at checkout.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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Comments (10)

Sandra Tyresays:

I like your products.


Swear by your products & recommend them frequently ! Thank you!


For about 25 years I take Silicea regularly, suggested by my homeopathic doctor. It is really a good remedy for hair, skin, and bones.
I am happy to find it easily at BOIRON in my supermarket!



Karin Banfsays:

Is the Silicea Borion – 30 safe to take every day! What is the daily dosage


Thanks for your question Karin. Silicea is recommended only for symptomatic use for three days. Please consult with a healthcare practitioner or a homeopath for use long-term use.


does silica work best topically or internally?


Hello Cassandra, Boiron offers homeopathic Silicea in oral form only.


How many milligrams of silica are in each pellet of the 30c silica, 80 pellet container?


Hi Paul, there are 0.443 mg of the active ingredient, Silicea, in each pellet. Click here to view drug facts information on Silicea.

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