What are Schuessler’s Tissue Salts?
Schuessler’s 12 Tissue Salts (cell salt or biochemic) remedies are often called a ‘medicine chest’ for the whole family.
Tissue Salts were first developed by the German doctor, Wilhelm Schuessler, who said ill-health was caused by an imbalance in the bodies twelve vital cell salts. Schuessler believed that these imbalances could be corrected by easily absorbed and homeopathically-prepared, micro-doses of each salt.
Schuessler’s Tissue Salts (also known as biochemic or cell salts) are potentised micro-doses of the 12 essential minerals your body needs to repair and maintain itself. They are prepared in homeopathic 6X potencies that are gentle enough to be used by the youngest to the eldest member of your family. They can even be used with pets.
Schuessler introduced his homeopathically-prepared Tissue Salts more than 100 years ago but today, they have spread to most parts of the world where families and individuals rely on them as simple home treatments for a wide range of problems.
Tissue Salts, as either individual remedies or in combination, are an ideal addition to the home medicine cabinet for simple health complaints. They are:
- Absorbed rapidly
- Pleasant tasting
- Lactose free
- Convenient to carry
- Non-toxic and non-addictive
- Safe to use with prescription medicines
- Suitable for broad, general health complaints (unlike standard homeopathy that requires more precise symptom matching).
Tissue Salts are used as either single potentised salts or potentised salts mixed in combinations. See the list below for the indications of each salt or combination.
Individual Tissue (Cell) Salts
Loss of elasticity, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, deficient tooth enamel, hard or cracked skin
Component of: Skin, connective tissue, tooth enamel, joints and bones.
Traditional indications: Relaxation of connective tissue leading to problems such as heamorrhoids, sluggish circulation, and varicose veins. Cracked skin, eczema, anal fissures, callouses. Diseases affecting the surface of bones. Deficient enamel of the teeth. Early formation of wrinkles.
Often better for: Heat in general; hot weather; hot applications; rubbing.
Often worse for: Damp and cold weather; physical motion.
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Poor digestion, anaemia, bone diseases
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. Frequent respiratory tract infections. Cramps and poor circulation.
Often better for: Lying down; resting; warmth.
Often worse for: Damp and cold weather; getting wet.
Spots, pimples, skin disorders and slow healing wounds
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.
Often better for: Dry air and cool open weather.
Often worse for: Wet, damp, warm weather; physical exertion.
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. First aid situations such as sprains and strains. Early fevers. Anaemia. Aids the absorbtion of iron.
Often better for: Gentle motions; cold applications; rest.
Often worse for: Damp and cold weather; getting wet.
Mucous congestion, glandular swellings, coughs, tonsillitis, ulcerated sore throat, digestive disturbances, swollen joints
Component of: All parts of the body, especially connective tissue.
Traditional indications: Second stage of inflammation (after Ferr phos). Complaints of the respiratory system – coughs, colds, bronchitis. Thick, white discharges from skin or mucous membranes. Glandular or chronic rheumatic swellings. Works well with Calc Sulph in the removal of waste products. White – grey coated tongue and light coloured stool. Digestive disturbances, especially from eating fatty or rich food.
Often better for: Keeping still; cold applications.
Often worse for: Motion; physical exertion; rich foods.
Nervous tension, irritability, tension headaches, depression, lethargy, forgetfulness
Component of: Brain and nerves, muscles, blood, body fluids.
Traditional indications: Nervous states leading to anxiety, changeable moods, headaches, heartburn, asthma, insomnia, depression, lethargy or exhaustion. Poor memory. Shingles. Convalescence.
Often better for: Warmth; rest; gentle motion; company; heat.
Often worse for: Worry & stress.
Dry scaly skin, dandruff, skin eruptions, inflammations with yellow discharges, shifting pains
Component of: Skin, muscles.
Traditional indications: Third (chronic) stage of inflammations. Yellowish or greenish discharge from any mucous membrane or skin surface. Yellow, slimy tongue. Yellow scaling of skin. Psoriasis. Athlete’s foot (tinea). Brittle nails. Chilliness, hot flushes, and shifting pains in the limbs.
Better for: Dry and stable weather; cool, fresh, open air.
Often worse for:Hot drinks; late afternoon air.
Muscle cramps, spasms & twitches, spasmodic pain or colic, migraine
Component of: Muscles, blood cells, nervous tissue, bones, teeth.
Traditional indications: Muscle spasms, cramps, and hiccups. Muscular twitches. Sharp twinges of pain. Renal or gallbladder colic. Gastrointestinal colic. Migraine. Restlessness. Useful for menstrual pain.
Often better for: Firm pressure; bending double; heat.
Often worse for: Cold air; noise; glare.
Excessive dryness or oedema of tissues, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, sadness
Component of: All body fluids and tissues.
Traditional indications: Disorders of fluid metabolism – excessive fluid or dryness anywhere in the body. Examples: oedema, salivation, colds with clear discharge and sneezing; craving for salty foods; dry skin; headache with constipation. Also: loss of taste and smell; sadness or depression.
Often better for: Open air, fresh air, tight clothing; lying on right side.
Often worse for: Hot rooms; heat; noise; lying down; talking.
Acidity, indigestion or heartburn, rheumatism
Component of: Blood cells, muscles, nerve and brain cells, body fluids.
Traditional indications: An overly acidic system. Indigestion or heartburn. Lactic acid build-up. Rheumatism – painful muscles and connective tissue. Sciatica. Complaints from fatty food. Acne with greasy skin.
Often better for: Cold.
Often worse for: Thunderstorms; mental or physical exertion; fats.
Biliousness, liver upsets and fluid retention, constipation, leg ulcers
Component of: Extracellular fluid.
Traditional indications: Poor elimination of metabolic wastes from the body via kidneys, liver and bowel. Constipation, diarrhoea, leg ulcers, rheumatism.
Often better for: Warm dry air; open air.
Often worse for: Dampness; lying on left side; pressure.
Hair, skin and nail complaints – pimples, boils, ulcers, styes, excessive perspiration
Component of: Skin, hair, nails, muscles, nerves, glands, connective tissue.
Traditional indications: Lack of strength in connective tissues. Brittle or weak nails. Gum abscesses. Fistulas. Styes. Discharging abscesses. Excessive perspiration. Bunions. Hair loss. Premature aging.
Often better for: Warmth; warm, humid weather.
Combination Tissue (Cell) Salts
For symptoms associated with: Insomnia, sciatica, neuralgia, cramps, inflammation.
Contains: Ferrum phos, Kali phos & Mag phos.
For symptoms associated with: Irritability, anxiety, nervous exhaustion.
Contains: Calc phos, Ferr phos & Kali phos.
For symptoms associated with: Acidity, heartburn, dyspepsia
Contains: Mag phos, Nat phos, Nat sulph & Silicea.
For symptoms associated with:Skin complaints such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, scaliness.
Contains: Kali mur, Kali sulph, Calc sulph & Silicea
For symptoms associated with: Digestive disorders such as bloating, flatulence, colic, indigestion.
Contains: Calc Phos, Mag Phos, Nat Phos & Nat Sulph
For symptoms associated with: Mental or physical fatigue, nervous headaches.
Contains: Kali phos, Mag phos, Nat mur & Silicea.
For symptoms associated with:Backache, haemorrhoids (piles)
Contains: Calc fluor, Calc phos, Kali phos & Nat mur.
Traditional indications: Hay fever, sinusitis, respiratory allergies.
Contains: Mag phos, Nat mur & Silicea.
For symptoms associated with: Fibrositis, muscle aches, inflammation.
Contains: Ferr phos, Kali sulph & Mag phos.
For symptoms associated with: Coughs and colds.
Contains: Ferr phos, Kali mur & Nat mur.
For symptoms associated with: Weak or brittle nails, falling hair, dandruff.
Contains: Kali sulph, Nat mur & Silicea
For symptoms associated with: Circulatory disorders such as varicose veins, cold feet, inflammation.
Contains: Calc fluor, Ferr phos & Nat mur.
For symptoms associated with: Rheumatism, joint stiffness, oedema.
Contains: Calc phos, Kali mur, Nat phos & Nat sulph.
For symptoms associated with: Menstrual pain, cramping, headaches
Contains: Calc phos, Kali mur, Kali phos & Mag phos.
For symptoms associated with: Poor circulation, aching legs, chilblains.
Contains: Calc fluor, Calc phos, Kali phos & Mag phos.
For symptoms associated with: Sinus & Catarrh.
Contains: Ferr phos, Kali mur, Kali sulph & Nat mur.
For symptoms associated with: Toothache, teething, gum inflammation.
Contains: Calc fluor, Calc phos, Ferr phos, Mag phos & Silicea.
For symptoms associated with: Stomach nausea, biliousness.
Contains: Kali mur, Nat phos & Nat sulph.
For symptoms associated with: First stage of inflammation, fever or illness.
Contains: Ferr phos & Kali mur
For symptoms associated with: Poor calcium absorption.
Contains: Calc fluor, Calc phos, Nat phos & Silicea.
For symptoms associated with: Anxiety, weakness, neuralgic pain.
Contains: Calc phos, Ferr phos, Kali phos, Mag phos & Nat phos.
For symptoms associated with: Debility, fatigue, exhaustion.
Contains: Calc fluor, Calc phos, Calc sulph, Ferr phos, Kali mur, Kali phos, Kali sulph, Mag phos, Nat mur, Nat phos, Nat sulph & Silicea
Care and Dosage Instructions
Five drops per dose for adults, children, and infants. For acute conditions, take a dose every ½ hour (up to 6 doses a day) until symptoms subside. If a maintenance dose is needed, take a dose 4 times a day.
Keep your Tissue Salt bottle away from sunlight. Do not store bottles near mobile (cell) phones or microwave ovens as their emissions may affect the potency of the remedy.
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