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12 Tissue Salts in Homeopathy

Dr Schuessler s Tissue Salts always carry lot of imprtance in homeopathy practice

following are tissue salts and their action on body.
Calcium fluoratum

Tissue Elasticity Restorer

The deficiency: furrow and brownish discoloration

Calcium Fluoride helps maintain tissue elasticity and is beneficial for conditio
ns associated with over-relaxed fibres, general relaxation of the tissue such as
piles, sluggish circulation and eczema. This would include dilated blood vessel
s such as with haemorrhoids, enlarged and varicose veins. Assists normal blood c
irculation and the treatment of cracked skin, muscle strain and injured ligament
s. It may also be indicated with diseases affecting the surface of the bones, cr
acks and cuts in the skin and if the tooth enamel is in poor condition.
Calcium phosphoricum Cell Restorer
Calcium phosphoricum helps building the cells, for it helps to split protein int
o amino acids, which are the building stones of all cell formation. It helps the
build-up of blood corpuscles and may assist during teething. It also aids the p
revention of muscular cramps and pain during menstruation, especially helpful fo
r younger girls. It is beneficial for anaemia, bone diseases, constitutional wea
kness and ailments that prove obstinate. Calcium phosphoricum is a general nutri
tion tonic and often indicates that there has been defective nutrition. As this
Tissue Salt assists in digestion and assimilation it is excellent after surgery
when the digestive system has slowed right down. Calcium phosphoricum is also re
commended for the treatment of anaemia in conjunction with Ferrum phosphoricum.
Calcium sulfuricum Blood Purifier, Purulent Agent
Calcium sulfuricum is a constituent of connective tissue, mucous membranes and s
kin and helps clear away accumulations of non-functional decaying matter. This m
aterial may otherwise lay dormant or slowly decay and damage surrounding tissue.
Calcium sulfuricum is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage
of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, etc. Calcium
sulfuricum helps in the removal of waste products and it has a cleansing and pur
ifying effect throughout the system. This Tissue Salt supplements the action of
Kalium muriaticum in the treatment of (adult) acne and catarrh and is indicated
if there is a deficiency in the connective tissues where skin eruptions turn to
abscesses and ulcers.
Ferrum phosphoricum
The deficiency: bluish-black discoloration
Regarded as the Oxygen Carrier, Ferrum phosphoricum is beneficial for any inflam
matory or feverish condition. It is the chief remedy in headaches of children. W
henever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation
heat, pains, redne
ss, throbbing, or quickened pulse. It is beneficial during the first stage of ac
ute diseases, common cold, bronchitis, measles, respiratory infection, acute rhe
umatism, etc. This mineral assists in maintaining normal body resistance to dise
ase. It may also be used, after being dissolved as a paste, on wounds, cuts and
abrasions where there is bleeding.
Kalium muriaticum Detoxifying Agent
Kalium muriaticum is helpful for conditions affecting the respiratory system cou
ghs, colds, bronchitis, tonsillitis, as well as ulcerated sore throat, catarrhal
infection of the middle ear. It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion cur
ing colds and sinusitis. Kalium muriaticum is beneficial for the lymphatic gland
s and in problems associated with thick white or greyish discharges, or where th
ere are glandular or chronic rheumatic swellings. Works well with Calcium sulfur
icum to cleanse and purify the blood. Very useful in infantile eczema, and with
Ferrum phosphoricum for a variety of children's ailments. Other key symptoms inc
lude white-coated tongue and light coloured stool. Kalium muriaticum is importan

t in digestive disturbances, especially from eating fatty or rich food.

Kalium phosphoricum
Nerve and Brain Cell Agent
Kalium phosphoricum is useful for treatment of nervous conditions such as headac
hes, nervous exhaustion, dyspepsia, insomnia, depression and lowered vitality. A
lso consider for shingles and nervous asthma together with Magnesium phosphoricu
m. It is particularly valuable for emotional irritability, depression, nervousne
ss, and children s tantrums.
Kalium sulfuricum Metabolism, Pancreas Conditioner
The deficiency: pigmentation
Kalium sulfuricum works in conjunction with Ferrum phosphoricum, as an oxygen ca
rrier, 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. Kalium sulfuricum may also give relief
from catarrhal problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge (mucous
membranes of the nose or vagina). A deficiency of Kalium sulfuricum causes a la
ck of oxygen leading to chilliness flashes of heat and shifting pains in the lim
bs. It is valuable in the treatment of Psoriasis, Athlete's foot and brittle nai
Often used towards the end of a cold, when the discharge is profuse and frequent
. It is sometimes beneficial for shifting acute rheumatic pains. It opens the po
res of the skin, brings blood to the surface and promotes perspiration. For this
reason it is often beneficial in alternation with Ferrum phosphoricum for fever
, when the temperature rises in the evening.
Magnesium phosphoricum Pain- and Cramp-Killer
Another mineral element of bones, teeth, brain, nerves, blood and muscle cells.
Magnesium phosphoricum is beneficial for the treatment of muscular cramps, spasm
s and minor nerve problems. It is the main remedy for complaints of a spasmodic
nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps, palpitations, spasmodic cough, to
othache, neuralgia and acute pains in general. It is an important remedy for bab
y s colic, as it s beneficial in many cases exhaustion due to emotional upset.
This salt quickly relieves muscular twitches, hiccups and sharp twinges of pain.
Symptoms are usually worse from cold and touch, and better for heat, pressure o
r bending double. Take frequently until relief is obtained.
Natrium muriaticum Water Distributor
Excessive moisture or dryness anywhere in the body is a good indicator for Natri
um muriaticum, and symptoms are many and varied. One of the most important Tissu
e Salts as two thirds of our body is made up of water and hence dysfunction in t
his area can lead to widespread problems. Considered the Water Salt, Natrium mur
iaticum helps control the degree of moisture in the tissues, and as such is bene
ficial for temporary relief of conditions such as watery colds, (runny nose and
eye watering symptoms), sneezing, un-refreshing sleep, low spirits with a hopele
ss feeling, loss of taste and smell, dry skin, headache with constipation.
Natrium phosphoricum

Acidity Neutralizer

The deficiency: pimples, impure skin

Natrium phosphoricum helps maintain the alkalinity of the blood, emulsifies fatt
y acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood. Thus, Natrium phosphoricum may
help also young children who have been fed too much sugar and are suffering fro
m an acid condition of the system. It also aids the temporary relief of gastric
indigestion, dyspepsia, heartburn and intestinal worms.
A constituent of blood, muscle, nerve, brain cells and the fluid between cells.
Natrium phosphoricum is needed in all complaints related to hyper-acidity. Also
regulates bile. Use to treat gastric reflux or indigestion, all types of inflamm
ation particularly relating to gout or rheumatism, burning with diarrhoea and st
inging vaginal discharge.

Natrium sulfuricum
Liver Cleanser
Eliminates excessive water from tissues, blood and other body fluids. It also ac
ts as a cleanser and purifier of toxins from the fluid surrounding every cell of
the body. It is necessary for healthy functioning of the liver, spleen, kidneys
and pancreas. Indicated for all ailments of, or affecting the liver e.g. biliou
sness, liver troubles, digestive upsets and sandy deposits in urine, brown-green
coating of the tongue, bitter taste. Particularly important in treating rheumat
ic complaints, gout and influenza as it eliminates the associated toxic fluids f
rom the system. Helps dispel languid feelings experienced during humid weather.
Skin and Connective Tissue Conditioner
The deficiency: wrinkles, crow feets
A biochemical cleanser and eliminator, Silicea is part of all connective tissue
cells. It promotes suppuration and the discharge of wastes, thereby often initia
ting the healing process by dispersing potentially harmful accumulates such as w
ith skin eruptions and toxic blood conditions, abscesses, boils, etc. In the fir
st stage of any swellings, Ferrum phosphoricum and Kalium muriaticum should be g
iven, but should these tissue salts fail to check the process, Silica should be
taken to ripen the abscess and promote it s discharge. Silicea is also beneficial
for the normal health and strength of hair and nails. It can help encourage a fo
reign body from the body and hence is helpful for grass seeds. It complements Ca
lcium and in fact does the sculpting work to make sure that Calcium is laid down
in the most appropriate areas (hence its role in Calcium deficiencies of the yo
ung and osteoarthritis of the old).