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Selenium: Homeopathic Medicine – Its Use, Indications And Dosage

Homeopathic medicine Selenium is derived from an element selenium. When this element undergoes potentization (process of preparing homeopathic medicines by arousing the medicinal properties of a crude substance), it gets converted into a highly valuable homeopathic medicine Selenium. It is a top most medicine to deal with various male problems that mainly include erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and spermatorrhea.

Drug Action

This remedy’s action is most marked on male genitals. It also acts well on urinary organs, gastric system and skin. Lastly, its action is noted on the head and hair.

Clinical Indications

Impotency, spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation, constipation, liver disorders, comedones, skin disorders, hair loss, headache

Scope As A Homeopathic Remedy

1. Male Problems (Erectile Dysfunction, Premature Ejaculation, Spermatorrhea)

Selenium is considered a great remedy to treat various health problems in males. It is a leading medicine to deal with cases of erectile dysfunction (impotency) which is an inability to achieve or maintain erections firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Males needing it have sexual weakness, they have increased sexual desire but lack ability to have sexual intercourse. Penis relaxes on attempting coition. They have lascivious (relating to sexual matter) fancies but lack sexual power. Secondly, it is a well-indicated medicine to treat cases of premature ejaculation. There are feeble, insufficient erections and easy loss of semen. After sexual intercourse, irritability is felt. Semen is watery and odorless. Selenium is a prominent medicine to manage cases of spermatorrhea (involuntary seminal discharges). It works well in cases having dribbling of semen during sleep. Sexual dreams with seminal emissions occur that awaken the patient. It is followed by lameness and weakness in the lower back.  It is also a good medicine when seminal discharge occurs while passing stool, sitting or walking. Lastly, it is a useful medicine to manage genital itching especially of the scrotum.

Key Indicating Features

Erectile dysfunction with increased sexual desire but lacks of ability to have sexual intercourse

Premature ejaculation

Involuntary seminal discharge during sleep with sexual dreams

Involuntary seminal discharge while passing stool, sitting or walking

2. Urinary Issues (Frequent Urine, Urgent Urine, Pain In Urethra)

It is of great clinical significance in managing various urinary issues. Its use is recommended to manage complaints of frequent and urgent urination. It is also well indicated to deal with cases of dribbling of urine after urination, after passing stool and while walking. The urine is dark, thick, scanty with red, sandy coarse sediments in it. Other than these, it is indicated to manage twinging pain along urethra from behind forward. A sensation in the tip of urethra as if a biting drop is forcing its way out is another characteristic indication to use it.

Key Indicating Features

Frequent and urgent urination

Dribbling of urine after urination, after passing stool and while walking

3. Gastric Concerns (Cramps, Constipation, Liver Problems)

This medicine is also recommended to manage certain gastric issues. It can be firstly given for cases of stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, vomiting. Its action on rectum is well marked. Here, it is suitable for cases of constipation. In cases needing it, stool is large and hard that passes with a great effort. In some cases, stool is so hard that it needs to be removed mechanically. Sometimes, hard stool is followed by expulsion of mucus or blood from anus. Anal itching can be felt usually in the evening. It acts wonderfully on liver also. It can be given for cases of liver pain that mainly occurs when one breathes in. Another indication to use it is enlarged liver with rash over the area around the liver. Along with this there is loss of appetite, and sharp stitching pain around the liver. The pain gets worse from motion and by applying pressure.

Key Indicating Features

Constipation when stool is large, hard and passes with a great effort

Hard stool that gets impacted and needs to be removed mechanically

Liver pain occurs on taking inspiration

Enlarged liver with rash over the liver region

Sharp stitching pain in liver region worse from motion and pressure

4. Skin Ailments (Comedones, Eruptions, Itching) And Hair Problems

Selenium is useful for cases of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) with an oily skin. It is also helpful for dry, scaly eruptions on palms of hands. It is accompanied with itching. It also provides relief in vesicles (fluid-filled eruptions) in between the fingers.



It is suitable to manage itching that occurs in skin folds and around the ankles. It is also well indicated to manage hair problems, especially hair fall. It can be used to manage hair loss that occurs from scalp and eyebrows. Additionally, it offers help when hair loss is arising from armpits, whiskers and pubic area as well.

Key Indicating Features

Comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) with an oily skin

Dry, scaly eruptions on palms of hands

Vesicles (fluid filled eruptions) in between the fingers

Hair loss from scalp, eyebrows, armpits, whiskers and pubic area

2. Head (Headache)

Selenium proves to be an effective medicine for managing headache. It is effective especially to manage pain that is felt over left eye. It increases from strong odors and from walking in sun. It is a prominent medicine to tackle headache experienced by alcoholics. Headache that follows intake of wine, lemonade or tea can be magnificently managed with this medicine. Lastly, its use is suggested to deal with headache that occurs after intellectual labor.

Key Indicating Features

Pain over left eye which gets worse from strong odors and walking in sun

Headache in alcoholics

Headache after taking wine, lemonade or tea

Headache following intellectual labor


Worsening factors: Complaints get worse in open air, from loss of sleep, in hot weather, from mental exertion, touch, pressure, motion, after seminal loss and from wine.

Relieving factors: Complaints get better after sunset, from inhaling cool air, taking cold water in mouth


This medicine works well in both low and high potencies. The potency is selected individually for every case. The low potencies can be frequently repeated but high potencies should not be consumed very often.

Relationship With Other Remedies

Antidoted by: Ignatia, Pulsatilla and Muriatic Acid

Followed well by: Calcarea Carb, Merc Sol, Nux Vomica and Sepia


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  1. Erectile dysfunction is my problem. I am a diabetic for 15 yrs. I took selenium 200 for one yr and the problem is solved . I discontinued taking selenium. now I am 64 , Can I continue selenium 200 .How long should I take ? Please guide.

  2. Good Morning, i need prescription & help for joint and cramps problem medication.

  3. Parveen Kambo says:

    can this medicine work for oily skin, i have used jabrondi natrum mur but not success ,,i have body heat please suggest me medicne for oily skin body heat

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