TISSUE SALTS (Dr. Schuessler Biochemical Cell Salts)



Tissue salts are the result of the work of Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, a great nineteenth-century German physician. He studied the ashes of people who had been cremated to see what minerals were lacking in their cells and studied the entire history of these people, linking the missing minerals to the diseases they had. He concluded that there are 12 minerals that must be present in the body to maintain perfect health.

Tissue salts are alternative remedies based on inorganic salts. Made of 100% natural Ingredients, they are safe for children over age one and adults. Tissue Salts can be taken with other medication on an on-going basis without side effects. In case of serious illnesses, contact a health professional to analyze your particular case.

Tissue Salts are minerals that balance the body functions, and may lead to cures for various illnesses. They are also known as Schuessler Salts or Biochemical Salts. Their deficiency can be easily perceived by symptoms and facial diagnosis. For maximum effectiveness, they must be combined with a healthy lifestyle.

They are safe, efficient, and inexpensive. Their efficiency has been confirmed in Europe and North America for over 200 years.

Although diluted and potentized, they are not classified as homeopathic remedies because they are not selected by the “Like cures like” principle. They are potentized at 6D and 12D (or 6X and 12X), and act primarily on the physical cellular level.

Minerals are essential to help vitamin absorption, and have many important roles in cellular processes. Lear more about each Tissue Salt below.

Calcarea fluorica1 – CALC FLUOR – Calcarea Fluorica – (Calcium fluoratum)

Calcarea fluorica is the tissue elasticity restorer.

It is indicated for cracks in the skin, loss of elasticity, relaxed condition of the veins and arteries, piles, sluggish circulation, loose/decayed 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 in haemorrhoids, and enlarged and varicose veins.

Calcium Fluoride is also found in the enamel of teeth and bone surfaces. It helps to normalize blood circulation and in treating sagging tissues, muscle strain, and injured ligaments. It’s good for calcarea fluorica tissue saltblood vessels, bones and teeth.

Calc Fluor provides support for cataracts, bone diseases of the ear, cracked lips, relaxation of  urinary organs muscles, uterine displacement, difficult expectoration, burning back pains, hangnails (for hangnails also see Silicea).

It’s also very useful for fan-shaped crow’s feet, brittle nails, sweaty feet, weak connective tissue.

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Calcarea phosphorica2 – CALC PHOS (calcarea phosphorica)

Calc Phos is the foundation of body structure. It is the tissue salt indicated for anemic state of young girls, blood coagulation problems, imperfect circulation, bone weakness, and rickets.

Mentally, the lack of this mineral causes poor memory, incapacity for concentrated thought, and an overall weak mind.

A benefic influence on digestion and assimilation, Calcium Phosphate is the bone cell salt and is also present in the teeth. Its deficiency causes bone diseases, slow development and retarded dentition in children. It helps the build-up of blood corpuscles and may assist during teething, puberty, convalescence and in later years. It also helps to prevent muscular cramps and pain during menstruation, Calcarea phosphoricaand fights anaemia.

Other symptoms are chronic enlargement of tonsils, eyes sensibility to artificial light, eyeballs ache, spasm of eyelids, eruptions of skin with thick discharge and itching pimples.

Calcarea phosphorica deficiency is seen in translucent tips and white spots on the teeth, small lips (poor mineral absorption), a creamy-whitish face, waxy appearance around the eyes.

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Calcarea sulphurica3 – CALC SULPH (calcarea suphurica, Calcium sulphate or lime sulphate)

Calc sulph (calcium sulphate or lime sulphate) is one of the tissue salts that help in the production of fibrin, the protein which supports skin tissue and blood-clotting.

It is indicated for pimples, sore throat, cold, and all conditions arising from impurities in the blood. It is a constituent of connective tissue, mucous 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.Calcarea sulphurica tissue salt

Calcium Sulphate is beneficial to accelerate slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration. It is indicated for boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, and all processes that have pus. It acts on inflammations, cellulitis, mastitis and inflamed hangnails.

It is beneficial for age spots, liver spots, enlarged pores, dirty appearance of the skin.

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Ferrum phosphoricum4 – FERRUM  PHOS (ferrum phosphoricum, Phosphate of iron)

Ferrum phos, also known as phosphate of iron or ferrum phosphate, is essential for the transport of oxygen to all parts of the body.

The lack of this mineral is related to congestion, inflammatory pain, high temperature (fever), quickened pulse, and lack of red blood corpuscles. As the “Oxygen Carrier”, Iron Phosphate is beneficial for any inflammatory or feverish condition, whenever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation such as heat, pains, redness, throbbing.Ferrum phosphoricum tissue salt

It is beneficial during the first stage of acute diseases, for all inflammatory conditions, including common colds, recurrent colds, bronchitis, respiratory infection, and acute rheumatism. Iron Phosphate assists in maintaining normal body resistance to disease.

It is very important for the initial stages of  intestinal diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases and helps with bleeding hemorrhoids (red blood).

Other symptoms include dark circles under the eyes, and vomiting undigested food.

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kali-muriaticum5 – KALI MUR (kalium muriaticum, Potassium chloride)

 Kali Mur (potassium cloride or chloride of potash) is the principal tissue salt to build fibrin within the body (along with Calc Sulph) – the building blocks for connective tissue.

It is indicated for sluggish conditions, catarrhs, sore throat, glandular swelling, white coloured tongue, light coloured stools, coughs, and colds. Potassium Chloride may assist with the temporary relief of minor respiratory disorders, such as wheeziness. It also aids in the reduction of mucus congestion curing colds and sinusitis. Potassium Chloride is beneficial for the lymphatic kali-muriaticum tissue saltglands and in problems associated with thick white or greyish skin discharges, or where there is glandular swelling.

Kali mur is especially useful for problems such as ulcerated sore throat, tonsilitis, and catarrhal infection of the middle ear and is usually used in conjunction with Ferrum Phosphate. Thick discharge of the eyes and  earache with swelling of tonsils and eustachian tubes are other symptoms it covers, along with acne rosacea, milky coloration of the face and white scales on the scalp.

Kali mur may help in the second stage of all inflammatory conditions, with bleeding hemorrhoids (dark blood) and white vaginal discharge.

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Kali phosphoricum tissue salt6 –  KALI PHOS (kalium phosphoricum)

A constituent of nerve and brain cells, Potassium Phosphate is a useful nerve tonic. Nervous headaches, lack of vitality, ill humor, skin ailments, sleeplessness, depression, timidity, anxiety.

This tissue salt is indicated in cases where there is stress and tension and nervous symptoms appear. General debility and exhaustion. Particularly valuable for emotional irritability, depression, nervousness, children´s tantKali phosphoricum rums.


Eczema with irritation and over sensitiveness, hangnail with fetid discharge, blisters over the body.

Ash grayih skin, sunken temples (hollow eyes) Wasting diseases with putrid discharges. Somnambulism.

Halitosis (Bad breath), poor digestive system. Menstrual colic in irritable women. Palpitations from nervous causes.

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Kali-sulphuricum7 – KALI SULPH (kalium  sulphuricum, Potassium sulphate)

Kali sulph has afinity for oil. When it is low in the organism, oil becomes thick, clogging the pores. there is slimy, yellowish discharges and abscesses. It is also useful for the skin and minor eruptions with scaling or sticky exudation. Kali Sulphuricum may also give relief from catarrhal problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge. Particularly from the mucous membranes of the nose or vagina.

Dandruff, discharges of the eyes, ears,  intestinal disorders, stomach catarrh, inflammatory conditions, eruptions on the skin and scalp with scaling, shifting pains. Potassium Sulphate works in conjunction with Phosphate of Iron, as an oxygen carrier, to have a beneficial effect on respiratory and circulatory  functions. Indicated for fever, when the temperature rises in the evening.kali-sulphuricum-tissue-salt

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.

Indicated for age spots, pregnancy brown stains, freckles in adults, liver spots.

In Small pox cases, it helps with the falling of the crusts.

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magnesia phosphorica8 – MAG PHOS (magnesia  phosphorica, magnesium phosphate)

Mag phos is mainly found in the white fibrers of nerves and muscles. For all kinds of nerves pains, cramps, sciatica, muscular pains, spasms, twitching. Mag phos can be used with Kali phos for mental disturbances. An important indication for Mag phos, is muscular pains which ameliorates with heat and pressure. Back pains. Spasmodic labour pain with cramps in legs.

magnesia phosphorica tissue saltIt is the chief remedy for complaints of a spasmodic nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps and pains, palpitations, spasmodic cough, toothache, neuralgia and acute pains in general. Important remedy for baby´s colic.

Red face is a sign of low magnesia phosphorica in the system.

Beneficial in many cases of exhaustion due to emotional upset. Spasmodic cough. Constricted feeling of the throat.

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Natrum muriaticum9 – NATRUM MUR (natrum muriaticum)

Natrum muriaticum has affinity with the water in the blood serum. Any deficiency of it with cause disturbances int he water in the entire organism. 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.

It helps with delirium tremens, melancholy, hopelessness, low spirits. Chief remedy in sunstroke. Flow of tears of the eyes, smarting secretions, weak eyes. Asthma with watery, frothy mucus.Natrum muriaticum tissue salt

Headaches with constipation, heartburn, tooth ache, hay fever, craving for salt and salty foods.  Eruptions of the skin, with watery contents or very dry skin. Bloated appearance.  Dropsy and swellings. Large pores in the face. Nettle rash with violent itching. Excessive sleep.

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Natrum phosphoricum10 – NATRUM PHOS (natrum phosphoricum, phosphate of sodium)

Nat phos is responsible for the balance between acids and body fluids. When the blood is too acid, it can due to lack of natrum phos since it transforms the excessive acidity in normal fluids. When the blood is high in acid, the person becomes full of hate, envy, criticism, jealousy, selfishness.

The acidic blood condition,  reflects on the organism as stiffness and swelling of the joints, rheumatism, lumbago, worms, golden-yellow, creamy coating at root of tongue. Eyes discharges with the same creamy appearance.Natrum phosphoricum tissue salt

Natrum phosphoricum helps maintaining the alkalinity of the blood, emulsifies fatty acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood. Thus, it may help young children who have been fed too much sugar and are suffering from an acid condition of the system.

It also relief gastric indigestion, sour, dyspepsia, heartburn, intestinal worms, and mild rheumatic tendencies.

Face yellowish and greasy, shiny, open pores, blackheads, pimples, red acne.

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Natrum sulphuricum11 – NATRUM SULPH (natrum sulphuricum, sodium chloride)

Nat sulph work is to regulate the supply of water in the organism, it is found in the intercellular fluids, liver and pancreas. It is responsible to eliminate the excess of water from the body. 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.Natrum sulphuricum tissue salt

It is indicated for irritation and bitter taste in the mouth due to excess of bile. yellow conjunctiva, yellow face, jaundice, erysipelas, dirty tongue (brownish green coating of the tongue). Excess of bile affects the stomach and can produce vomits. Diabetes, excessive secretion of urine.

Helpful for influenza, humid asthma, malaria, liver ailments.

All skin diseases with bilious symptoms – exudation of yellowish secretions. Swelling under the eyes (Eyes bags).

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Silicea12- SILICEA

Silicia is considered the beauty tissue salt, because it improves skin and hair, but in fact it is much more than that. It gives stamina to the organism, it is part of all connective tissue cells.

Indicated for smelly feet and arm pits, pus formation, abscesses, boils, tonsillitis, brittle nails, stomach pains. It promotes suppuration and the discharge of wastes, thereby often initiating the healing process by dispersing potentially harmful skin eruptions and toxic blood conditions, abscesses, boils. In the first stage of any inflmamationsilicea tissue salt, Ferr. Phos. and Kali Mur should be given, but if these tissue salts fail to check the process, Silica should be taken to ripen the abscess and promote its discharge.

Silicia is wonderful for sinusitis (in form of tissue salt or homeopathic remedy) with discharge of fetid matter. Hangnails and all skin  discharges with discharge of pus.

Wrinkles and crow’s feet are sign of Silicea deficiency. Also shrunken eyelids, shinny nose and forehead, parallel lines near to the ear.

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Dose recommended by the manufacturer:
4 tablets to dissolve slowly under the tongue, 3 or 4 times per day. It can also be dissolved in water, which should be left in the mouth for a while before swallowing.
Tissue salts can be taken according to your needs: you can take the “All in One” or  different salts in parallel, alternating days or hours.

Usually the tissue salts should be taken for at least 3 months, although they can show effect in a short period of time.
For children, 2 tablets, 3 or 4 times per day.
For babies, 1 tablet, 1 to 3 times per day.

Always consult your health professional in case of a disease condition.