I discovered them a few months ago and my family and I have been using some of them ever since, with excellent benefits.
They are the result of the work of Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, a great nineteenth-century German physician. He did research in 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 perfect health.
100% Natural Ingredients, safe for children over age one and adults and can be taken with other medications and on an on-going basis without side effects. In case of serious illnesses, contact a health professional.
1 – CALC FLUOR (Calcium fluoratum)
Cracks in the skin, loss of elasticity, relaxed condition of the veins and arteries, 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.
2 – CALC PHOS (calcarea phosphorica)
Anaemic state of young girls, blood coagulation problems, blood poverty, imperfect circulation, bone weakness, and rickets. 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 anaemia, bone diseases, constitutional weakness and ailments that prove obstinate.
3 – CALC SULPH (calcarea suphurica)
Pimples, sore throat, cold, all conditions arising from impurities in the blood. 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. Calcium Sulphate is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, etc.
4 – FERRUM PHOS (ferrum phosphoricum)
Congestion, inflammatory pain, high temperature, quickened pulse, and 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.
5 – KALI MUR (kalium muriaticum)
Sluggish conditions, catarrhs, sore throat, glandular swelling, white colored tongue, light colored stools, coughs, and colds. Potassium Chloride may assist with the temporary relief of minor respiratory disorders, such as wheeziness and chestiness. It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion curing colds and sinusitis. Potassium Chhloride is beneficial for the lymphatic glands and in problems assoociated with thick white or greyish skin discharges, or where there is glandular swelling. Especially useful for problems such as ulcerated sore throat, tonsilitis, catarrhal infection of the middle ear.Usually used in conjunction with Ferrum Phosphate.
6 - KALI PHOS (kalium phosphoricum)
Nervous headaches, lack of pep, ill humor, skin ailments, sleeplessness, depression, timidity, and tantrums. 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.
7 – KALI SULPH (kalium sulphuricum)
Boxed in feeling, 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. 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 mucous membrances 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.
8 – MAG PHOS (magnesia phosphorica)
Menstrual pains, stomach cramps, flatulence, neuralgia, sciatica, headaches with darting stabs of pain, cramps, 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.
9 – NATRUM MUR (natrum muriaticum)
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 assits with tissue dryness, some cases of constipation and is helpful in certain conditions of backache or digestive distrubances arising from too little acid.
10 – NATRUM PHOS (natrum phosphoricum)
Stiffness and swelling of the joints, acidic blood conditions, rheumatism, lumbago, worms, 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.
11 – NATRUM SULPH (natrum sulphuricum)
Influenza, humid asthma, malaria, liver ailments, 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.
Smelly feet and arm pits, 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 its discharge. Silicon Oxide is also beneficial for the normal health and strength of hair and nails.
Points of Interest
- 3 calcium cell salts bring elasticity and circulation to muscle tissue, restore tone and strength, and aid in the removal of waste products from the blood.
- Provides oxygen to the blood, feeding the nerves, muscles & blood vessels.
- 3 potassium cell salts act as 1. Nerve nutrients to aid in breathing and sharpen mental faculties; 2. Oxygen carriers to benefit perspiration and respiration; 3. Blood purifiers aid in the removal of waste products from the blood.
- Ensures rhythmic movement of the muscles, relieves muscular twitching and cramps.
- 3 sodium cell salts act as 1. Water distributors to aid nutrition and glandular activity; 2. Acid neutralizers to aid in the assimilation of fats and other nutrients; 3. Eliminators of fluid to aid in perspiration and respiration.
- Acts as a cleanser and eliminator, initiating the healing process; Acts as an insulator of the nerves, restoring the activity of the skin.
12 Cell Salts
The 12 Cell Salts are made from the natural medicine compounds that combine with water and organic matter to compose the cells and tissues of our bodies.
As Schuessler himself said: “The twelve inorganic (mineral) salts are all essential to the proper growth and development of every part of the system.”
Because they are prepared “homeopathically” they are perfectly safe at any dosage, yet can often restore an imbalance faster and often more effectively than a supplement.
Cell salts, tissue salts and mineral salts are all names used to describe the twelve Biochemic Remedies of Dr. W.H. Schuessler.
Dr. Schuessler invented these remedies based on his own theory of Biochemic Medicine.
Simply put, Schuessler’s Biochemic Theory integrates the knowledge of the human body’s cellular structure and the use of mineral salts, or cell salts as a system of medicine to fortify and energize the cells.
The foundation of Schuessler’s theory is based on the scientific understanding that the human body is made of an enormous number of microscopic, living cells.
Each cell is made up of three classes of materials:
Organic Matter (I.e. sugars & fats)
Inorganic Matter (Minerals)
A shortage of one or more of these minerals may cause illness.
Deficiencies may be caused by:
Exposure to Toxic Elements
Acute & Chronic Illness
Schuessler devised a system of “cellular therapeutics” he called “Biochemistry” to prevent and address ailments caused by mineral imbalances.
He utilized homeopathic doses of minerals in order to penetrate and fortify living cells with vital nutritional elements. This unique system of medicine incorporates the use of 12 primary “Cell Salts”
Dr. W.H. Schuessler was a Doctor of Medicine, a physiological chemist, physicist and practicing physician during the mid to late 19th century.