According to Dr Schuessler and traditional texts The Twelve Tissue Salts work gently on helping the physical structure of the body, building, repairing and maintaining health over a period of time. They are prepared in very low homoeopathic potency (6x usually) and pass rapidly into the body through the bloodstream.

The following information may be helpful and relates to homeopathic remedy pictures and information available in traditional homeopathic texts. Homeopathic principles should be applied when using any homoeopathic remedy. Always read the product label. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.

Calc Fluor – (Elasticity Salt) – This tissue salt is indicated where there is a general relaxation of the tissue such as piles, sluggish circulation, enlarged varicose veins and eczema . It may also be indicated where there are diseases affecting the surface of the bones, cracks and cuts in the skin and where the enamel of the teeth is in poor condition. Calc Fluor is included in Combination tissue salts such as Lumbago, Circulatory disorders and Erupting Teeth..

Calc Phos (Nutrition Tonic) – As stated above Calc Phos is a general nutrition 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. Calc Phos is also recommended for the treatment of anaemia in conjunction with Ferrum Phos.

Calc Sulph (Blood Purifier) – Calc Sulph helps in the removal of waste products and it has a cleansing and purifying effect throughout the system. This tissue salt supplements the action of Kali Mur in the treatment of acne and catarrh and is indicated if there is a deficiency in the connective tissues where skin eruptions turn to abscesses and ulcers

Ferrum Phos (First Aid Salt) – Termed the First Aid Salt this tissue salt is the oxygen carrier. Ferrum Phos can be used in the early stages of acute disorders, in first aid situations such as sprains and strains and if the person has anaemia. It may also be used, after being crushed into a powder, on wounds, cuts and abrasions where there is bleeding. Please note: Rather than being an actual iron tonic it stimulates the uptake of iron & facilitates its assimilation.

Kali Mur (Glandular Tonic & blood Conditioner) – A deficiency of this salt results in thick, white discharges affecting skin and mucous membranes. Well suited to glandular and chronic rheumatic swellings. Works well with Calc Sulph to cleanse and purify the blood. Very useful in infantile eczema, and with Ferr Phos for a variety of children’s ailments. Other key symptoms include white coated tongue and light coloured stool. For conditions affecting the respiratory system – coughs, colds, bronchitis, tonsillitis, as well as important in digestive disturbances, especially from eating fatty or rich food.

Kali Phos (Nerve Nutrient) – Useful for treatment of nervous conditions such as headaches, nervous exhaustion, dyspepsia, insomnia, depression and lowered vitality. Also consider for shingles and nervous asthma (with Mag Phos).

Kali Sulph (Skin Salt) – This tissue salt has an affinity for cells forming the lining of the skin and cells forming the internal mucous lining of all internal organs. Together with Ferrum Phos, Kali Sulph carries oxygen to the cells and tissues. A deficiency of Kali Sulph. causes a lack of oxygen leading to chilliness, flashes of heat and shifting pains in the limbs. A deficiency causes a yellow, slimy deposit on the tongue, yellowish or greenish discharge from any mucous surfaces and epithelial or epidermal scaling. It is valuable in the treatment of Psoriasis, Athlete’s foot and brittle nails.

Mag Phos – (Nerve Relaxant) This salt has an affinity for the nervous system and a deficiency can result in cramps and spasms. Quickly relieves muscular twitches, hiccups, cramps and sharp twinges of pain. It is particularly effective for menstrual pain. Symptoms are usually worse from cold and touch, and better for heat, pressure or bending double. Take frequently until relief is obtained.

NB: Works more quickly if dissolved in hot (not boiling) water and sipped.

Nat Mur – (Water Distributor) Excessive moisture or dryness anywhere in the body is a good indicator for Nat Mur, and symptoms are many and varied. For example, colds with watery discharge and sneezing, un-refreshing sleep, low spirits with a hopeless feeling, loss of taste and smell, craving for salty foods, dry skin, headache with constipation. One of the most important tissue salts as two thirds of our body is made up of water, and hence dysfunction in this area can lead to widespread problems.

Nat Phos – (Acid Neutralise) Regulates consistency of the bile and is therefore indicated in jaundice, colic, sick headaches and gastric problems. Promotes absorption of water (Nat Mur distributes water and Nat Sulph eliminates excess water). Deficiency allows uric acid to form salts in joints and tissues, causing stiffness, pain and swelling. Indicated in gout and indigestion from fatty or greasy foods. Discharges are creamy golden-yellow with similar coating on tongue.

Nat Sulph – (Water Eliminator) Important for healthy function of the liver, ensuring disposal of waste fluids which accumulate in the blood and tissues. Therefore, important in treating rheumatic problems, flu, biliousness, and other conditions related to the liver. Other symptoms include sandy deposits in the urine, a brownish-green coating on the tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth.

Silica – (Toxic Eliminator) Indicated in conditions where there is a history of poor assimilation. Acts mainly upon bones, joints, glands and skin, and is indicated where there is pus formation or suppuration, eg boils, styes, abscesses, etc. Brittle nails and unhealthy hair are also indicated.