Cell Salts / tissue remedies/ Biochemic remedies

The basic foundation of biochemistry is also the foundation of tissue salts – that we must feed our cells the essential nutrients that they are comprised of to be well. This theory impacted largely on Dr Wilheim Heinrich Schuessler in the 19th century, who understood that twelve essential minerals within our cells can be thought of as the workers who are helping to build the healthy cells our body is so reliant on.

Schuessler’s theory had simple logic – that proper balance of twelve vital minerals was necessary for normal cell function and to maintain good health. When that balance is disturbed, ailments can follow. By providing the body these minerals in an easy to absorb tissue salt form, normal balance can be re-established.

Tissue salts are micro doses of 12 minerals, prepared homeopathically, that are important for the normal functioning of the body. Schuessler would finely grind the minerals and supply them at a minute dose, seeing time and time again through patients that their body seemed to become stimulated to regulate its absorption of minerals via the food they were eating. In addition, because they combine the material properties of each mineral salt with the energetic properties of homoeopathic dilution and trituration, tissue salts support balance and well-being.

Minerals create our physical foundations, they are the building blocks of your body, upon which all other nutrients depend on for healthy absorption and function. If your cell chemistry is deficient and you don’t have the capacity to absorb excessive levels of supplements, the bulk of them are excreted without giving you much benefit. The beauty of tissue salts is that they are highly bioavailable, so none is wasted.

Tissue salts can be fast-acting and people can notice subtle differences very quickly when they take them. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, and young children or even babies can also be supplemented with cell salts safely.

The 12 cell salts and the conditions they are used for are:

Calcium fluoride – Calc fluor

Loss of elasticity, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, deficient tooth enamel, hard or cracked skin

The #1cell salt remedy for Bone Spurs

Component of: Skin, connective tissue, tooth enamel, joints and bones.

Traditional indications: Relaxation of connective tissue leading to problems such as hemorrhoids, sluggish circulation, and varicose veins. Cracked skin, eczema, anal fissures, callouses. Diseases affecting the surface of bones. Deficient enamel of the teeth. Senile cataract.

When Ruta is used acutely Calc Flor finishes the repair work needed for the injured tendon or ligament. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Ganglion cysts.

It’s a good remedy for people who can’t hold adjustments after chiropractic treatment.

Disc problems, slipped disc, a herniated discs that keeps re- herniating, degeneration of the vertebrae. Severe back pains – severe sharp burning shooting pains. Injuries to the spine.

Enlarged tonsils. Glands – Cancer of the glands, breast cancer with a tendency to ulcer. “Knotty Gland” – knotty lymphatic glands. Hodgkin’s Disease Uterine Fibroids, lumpy cystic breast, calcification of the glands

Deafness due to calcium deposits in the ears – if the little bones don’t move.

Fear of poverty and misfortune.

Often better for: Heat in general; hot weather; hot applications; rubbing or massaging

Often worse for: Damp and cold weather, resting

Tongue: Cracked

Discharges: Thick , lumpy, greenish yellow

Calcium phosphate – Calc phos

Poor digestion, anaemia, bone diseases, general tonic. #1 remedy for Osteoporosis. Rickets – Vit D deficiency – osteomylasia, osteomyleitis, spinal osteoporosis, dowager’s hump, bone curvatures including spinal

Component of: All body tissues, especially teeth and bones.

Traditional indications: Poor digestion and assimilation of food, especially following surgery. Anaemia. Poor calcification of bones or healing of fractures. Rickets and osteomalacia. Cramps and poor circulation. cavities in teeth, fatigue after mental work, delayed walking, delayed teething. Slow growth and development in children, it is a good growth and development remedy for children in general. Growth problems #1 remedy for Growing Pains and bone pains.

The underlying miasm for this remedy is TB; It is used when there is a tendency for colds and sore throats. Frequent respiratory tract infections.

Chronic remedy for Ignatia – A person really frustrated, hypersensitive to smoke. Sighing (Ignatia) as if there isn’t enough oxygen and the person is compelled to take a deep breath that isn’t satisfying.

A good grief remedy that can follow Nat Mur or Phosphoric acid.

Craves cigarettes – helps get rid of the craving for tobacco.

Craves bacon and smoked meat such as salami.

Discontent, Calc Phos patients do not know what they want, a deep dissatisfaction.


Often better for: Lying down; resting; warmth.

Often worse for: Damp and cold weather; getting wet.

Tongue: Bad taste in mouth

Discharges: Albuminous like egg white

Calcium sulphate – Calc sulph

Commonly known as plaster of paris , Spots, pimples, skin disorders and slow healing wounds, suppuration

Component of: Gall bladder (bile) and liver.

Traditional indications: Dandruff. Pimples. Boils. Shingles. Ulcers. Abscesses. Fistulas. Bronchitis. Dry eczema. Unhealed cuts. Has a cleansing effect throughout the system. Assists in the removal of waste via the lymphatic system. Infected wounds with pus. If the complaint looks like it should call for the homeopathic remedy Hepar sulph, but it does not respond to Hepar, think Calc sulph. It’s easy to remember this salt if you think of it as “a deeper Hepar.”

Often better for: Dry air and cool open weather.

Often worse for: Wet, damp, warm weather; physical exertion.

Tongue: Clay colored, sour soapy acrid taste.

Discharges: Yellow, bloody,

Ferrum phosphate – Ferrum phos

Inflammation, redness, throbbing, first stage of respiratory complaints, inflammations, injuries

Component of: All parts of the body, especially red blood cells.

Traditional indications: Often called the First Aid Salt. Early stages of acute disorders. Early fevers. Anaemia. Aids the absorbtion of iron. This salt is well known to help in the first stage of a fever or an acute illness (e.g., a cough or cold) before any clearly identifiable symptoms have developed. The person will be listless with flushed cheeks but no other clear symptoms—for example, you would not expect to see the restlessness that indicates the need for Aconite or the shiny eyes pointing to Belladonna.

Alternate Ferrum phos with Calc phos for simple anemia with low energy. The “calcium” helps the body to absorb the iron more effectively. These are wonderful remedies to give to pregnant women who are anemic but loath to take medicines for fear of side effects. It is especially helpful for those who experience constipation and other side effects from iron supplements.Think of Ferrum phos for nosebleeds either after an injury or when blowing the nose during a cough or cold.

“Bone marrow transplants” Anemia after radiation, surgery, drug overdose People coming out of the hospital Anemia from loss of blood. never been well since blood loss. Non-specific hemorrhage.

Raynaud's disease, poor circulation.

Increasing oxygenation a good remedy for runners and marathon runners.

Often better for: Gentle motions; cold applications; rest.

Often worse for: Damp and cold weather; getting wet.

Tongue: clean and red , with dry throat