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(Biochemic) TISSUE SALTS

In Oldenburg, Germany in the early nineteenth Century, Doctor W.H. Schuessler – noted German physiological chemist, homeopathic physician and physicist, felt that the 2000 remedies used during his time could be simplified. Determining that in a lot of the remedies the mineral constituents were the active ingredients, he identified 12 "tissue salts", which he located in every human cell. These tissue salts or "Cell salts" are vital mineral constituents of the body. Combining with organic substances in the body to produce and maintain the infinite number of tissue-cells of which the human body is composed. He determined that any cell salt deficiency or imbalance may result in illness – the symptoms varying according to the deficient "biochemic" cell salt. Dr Schuessler found that if the body was lacking in any of these salts, loss of health occurred. However he went on to state that if the deficiency was corrected, the body could in fact, heal itself.

It is important to note that Schuessler`s Biochemic Cell Salts are a valuable micro dose cell foods prepared homoeopathically in an extremely subdivided form which ensures rapid and easy assimilation, for the speedy restoration of the natural balance of the body system.

CALC FLUOR             Calcium Fluoride                   Elasticity

CALC PHOS                Calcium Phosphate                Bone Health

CALC SULPH              Calcium Sulphate                  Blood Cleanser

FERR PHOS                 Phosphate of Iron                  First Aid

KALI MUR                  Potassium Chloride               Glandular Tonic

KALI PHOS                 Potassium Phosphate             Nerve Nutrient

KALI SULPH               Potassium Sulphate               Skin Balance

MAG PHOS                 Magnesium Phosphate           Nerve & Muscle Relaxant

NAT MUR                    Sodium Chloride                   Fluid Balance

NAT PHOS                   Sodium Phosphate                 Acid Neutraliser

NAT SULPH                 Sodium Sulphate                   Water Eliminator

SILICA                         Silica                                      Cleanser & Conditioner


Common Name: Calcium Fluoride                      Tissue Salt: Calcium Fluoride

Abbreviation: Calc Fluor                                      Key Word: Elasticity

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Prolapsed tissue, Haemorrhoids, Varicose veins, Hernia, Arthritis, Glandular nodes, Lack of elasticity / strength, Weak bones, Enamel and ligaments, Fissures and skin cracks, Enlarged joints, Capillary fragility, Hypermobility, Piles, Sluggish circulation, Loose teeth.

Calcium Fluoride helps maintain tissue elasticity and is beneficial for conditions associated with over-relaxed fibres. This would include dilated blood vessels such as with haemorrhoids, enlarged and varicose veins. Calcium Fluoride is also found in the enamel of teeth and bone surfaces.

Assists normal blood circulation and the treatment of cracked skin, muscle strain and injured ligaments.

It helps strengthen the blood vessels, bones and teeth.


Common Name: Calcium Phosphate                   Tissue Salt: Calcium Phosphate

Abbreviation: Calc Phos                                       Key Word: Bone Health

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Bone and teeth problems, Poor circulation, All children, Nervous irritability, Upper respiratory tract health, Anaemic state of young girls, Blood poverty, Blood coagulation problems, Rickets, All growth stages (children, pregnancy, adolescence)

A beneficial influence on digestion and assimilation, Calcium Phosphate is the bone cell salt and is also present in the teeth.

It helps the build-up of blood corpuscles and may assist during teething, puberty, convalescence and in later years.

It also aids the prevention of muscular cramps and pain during menstruation, especially helpful for younger girls. Beneficial for anemia, bone diseases, constitutional weakness and ailments that prove obstinate.


Common Name: Calcium Sulphate                      Tissue Salt: Calcium Sulphate

Abbreviation: Calc Sulph                                     Key Word: Blood Cleanser

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Poor wound healing, Affinity for ear, Boils, Resolution of pus, Skin scaling, If resolution better internally, Cuts become infected, Cold, Pimples, Sore throat, All conditions arising from impurities in the blood.

A constituent of connective tissue, mucus membranes and skin.

Calcium Sulphate helps clear away accumulations of non-functional decaying matter. This material may otherwise lay dormant or slowly decay and damage surrounding tissue.

Calcium Sulphate is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, etc.


Common Name: Iron Phosphate                          Tissue Salt: Ferrum Phosphate

Abbreviation: Ferrum Phos                                  Key Word: First Aid

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

1 stage inflammation, Anaemia, Pain better for cold worse for touch, Colds and flu, Low resistance to infection, Tired, Pallor of skin and mucous membranes, Throbbing pain, Heavy periods, Fatigue, Congestion, Inflammatory pain, High temperature , Quickened pulse, Lack of red blood corpuscles

Regarded as the "Oxygen Carrier", Phosphate of Iron is beneficial for any inflammatory or feverish condition.

Whenever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation – heat, pains, redness, throbbing, or quickened pulse.

Beneficial during the first stage of acute diseases, common cold, bronchitis, respiratory infection, acute rheumatism, etc.,

Iron assists in maintaining normal body resistance to disease.


Common Name: Potassium Chloride                   Tissue Salt: Kali Muraticum

Abbreviation: Kali Mur                                        Key Word: Glandular Tonic

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Lymphatics, Digestive system (lack of stomach acid), 2 stage inflammation / infection , Congestion,

Reproductive problems, Colds and flu, Warts or tissue overgrowth (Cysts), Sore throat, Sluggish conditions, Catarrhs, Glandular swelling, White colored tongue, Light colored stools

Potassium Chloride may assist with the temporary relief of minor respiratory disorders, such as wheezing and chestyness.

It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion curing colds and sinusitis.

Potassium Chloride is beneficial for the lymphatic glands and in problems associated with thick white or greyish skin discharges, or where there is glandular swelling.

Especially useful for problems such as ulcerated sore throat, tonsillitis, catarrhal infection of the middle ear.

Usually used in conjunction with Ferrum Phosphate.


Common Name: Potassium Phosphate                Tissue Salt: Kali Phosphate

Abbreviation: Kali Phos                                       Key Word: Nerve Nutrient

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Insomnia, Lack of energy, Apathy, Low pain threshold, Anxiety, Depression, Muscle weakness, Nightmares, Crying spells, Irritable, Stress, Adrenals, Poor memory, Timidity and tantrums, Nervous headaches, Skin ailments

A constituent of nerve and brain cells, Potassium Phosphate is a useful nerve tonic.

This tissue salt is indicated in cases where there is stress and tension and nervous symptoms appear.

Particularly valuable for emotional irritability, depression, nervousness, children’s tantrums.


Common Name: Potassium Sulphate                   Tissue Salt: Kali Sulphate

Abbreviation: Kali Sulph                                      Key Word: Skin Balance

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Yawning, Fungal infections (tinea, paranoiac), Sinus , 3 stage of infection/ inflammation, Skin complains – flaking, Stomach catarrh, Boxed in feeling, Intestinal disorders, Inflammatory conditions, Shifting pains, Eruptions on the skin and scalp with scaling

Potassium Sulphate works in conjunction with Phosphate of Iron, as an oxygen carrier, to have a beneficial effect on respiratory and circulatory functions.

It is also useful for the skin and minor eruptions with scaling or sticky exudation such as with dandruff, chicken pox, etc.

Potassium Sulphate may also give relief from catarrhal problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge. Particularly from the mucus membranes of the nose or vagina.

Often used towards the end of a cold, when the discharge is profuse and frequent.

Sometimes beneficial for shifting acute rheumatic pains. It opens the pores of the skin, brings blood to the surface and promotes perspiration. For this reason it is often beneficial in alternation with Ferrum Phos. for fever, when the temperature rises in the evening.


Common Name: Magnesium Phosphate              Tissue Salt: Magnesium Phosphate

Abbreviation: Mag Phos                                       Key Word: Neuromuscular Coordinator

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Stress, Spasms and cramps, Pain better for warmth and touch, Heart area, Fatigue and tiredness, Anxiety and depression, Flatulence and bloating, Period pain and PMS, Stomach cramps, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Headaches with darting stabs of pain, Muscular twitching

Another mineral element of bones, teeth, brain, nerves, blood and muscle cells.

Magnesium Phosphate is beneficial for the treatment of muscular cramps, spasms and minor nerve problems.

It is the chief remedy for complaints of a spasmodic nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps, palpitations, spasmodic cough, toothache, neuralgia and acute pains in general.

Important remedy for baby’s colic.

Beneficial in many cases of exhaustion due to emotional upset.


Common Name: Sodium Chloride                       Tissue Salt: Natrum Muraticum

Abbreviation: Nat Mur                                         Key Word: Fluid Balancer

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Areas of excess dryness, Areas of excess fluid, Cold sores, Worse at 10 a.m., Craving or aversion to Salt and/or bread, Low spirits, Headaches with constipation, Heartburn, Tooth ache, Hay fever, Craving for salt and salty foods, Weak eyes

Considered the "Water Salt", Sodium Chloride helps control the degree of moisture in the tissues, and as such is beneficial for temporary relief of conditions such as watery colds, (runny nose and eye watering symptoms).

It may also assist with tissue dryness, some cases of constipation and is helpful in certain conditions of backache or digestive disturbances arising from too little acid.


Common Name: Sodium Phosphate                    Tissue Salt: Natrum Phosphate

Abbreviation: Nat Phos                                        Key Word: Metabolic Acid Remover

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Gout, Arthritis, Acidic digestive system e.g. burping, Help bile, Worms, Urinary tract acidity, Sour sweat, Stiffness and swelling of the joints, Acidic blood conditions, Rheumatism, Lumbago, Golden-yellow coating at root of tongue.

Sodium Phosphate helps maintain the alkalinity of the blood, emulsifies fatty acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood.

Thus, Sodium Phosphate may help young children who have been fed too much sugar and are suffering from an acid condition of the system.

It also aids the temporary relief of gastric indigestion, dyspepsia, heartburn, intestinal worms, and mild rheumatic tendencies.


Common Name: Sodium Sulphate                       Tissue Salt: Natrum Sulphate

Abbreviation: Nat Sulph                                       Key Word: Problem Fluid Remover

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Fluid retention, Nausea, Liver problems, Detoxification, High Cholesterol, Intolerant of alcohol, Constipation, Heavy metal poisoning, Arthritis with swelling, Influenza, Humid asthma, Malaria, Brownish green coating of the tongue bitter taste in mouth

Sodium Sulphate helps balance the amount of water in the tissues and if necessary, eliminates excess fluid.

It is a Biochemic aid for the liver, spleen and kidneys.

As such, Sodium Sulphate may aid the temporary relief of biliousness, liver troubles, digestive upsets and some influenza symptoms.

Helps dispel languid feelings experienced during humid weather.


Common Name: Silica                                         Tissue Salt: Silica

Abbreviation: Silica                                             Key Word: Calcium Reorganiser

Main Indications / Reasons to use:

Excess smelly sweat, Poor wound healing, Arthritic nodules, Poor hair and nails, Poor flexibility, Skin cracks, To increase exudation, Expulsion of foreign matter such as splinters, Pus formation, Abscesses, Boils, Tonsillitis, Brittle nails, Stomach pains.

A Biochemic Cleanser and eliminator, Silicon oxide is part of all connective tissue cells. It promotes suppuration and the discharge of wastes, thereby often initiating the healing process by dispersing potentially harmful accumulates such as with skin eruptions and toxic blood conditions, abscesses, boils, etc.

In the first stage of any swelling, Ferr Phos and Kali Mur should be given, but should these tissue salts fail to check the process, Silica should be taken to ripen the abscess and promote it’s discharge.

Silicon Oxide is also beneficial for the normal health and strength of hair and nails.

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