Single Remedy Cell Salts
Silicon dioxide? It is actually quartz and is just as important to our skin, nails and structural make up as it is for plant stems and trees to stand upright. On studying the cell salt Silica, the cell salts' founder, Dr. W. H. Scheussler found it helps the body expel or root out congestions and irritants, especially in weakened tissues or individuals. In skin applications, Silica helps the body eliminate splinters, acne, eruptions, corns and fungus issues such as athlete’s foot. For other systems, Silica helps efforts to cleanse sore throats, mature coughs, sinus and ear congestion as well as constipation and diarrhea. Other diverse symptoms that indicate its use include: pale skin, nervous irritability, timidity, fatigue, a lack of vital heat; weakness in ankles, skin, hair and nails; a tendency to feel better with warmth and much worse in a cold draft.Learn More
Proven by Hahnemann and re-examined by Scheussler, this salt is credited by its link to salt, sodium chloride, the drying nature of which is both helpful and harmful. Nat mur can help our bodies resolve diverse issues usually with a connection to dryness. Its colds and congestion symptoms may feel dry somewhere even with thickening, but clear, running mucus: sinus pressure, post nasal drip, hay fever, sore throats, cold symptoms. Its skin symptoms include: dryness, flaky skin, cracked lips, sore spots in the mouth after colds. Other physical symptoms may include: blinding headaches, lower backache, constipation. On the emotional plane, dryness becomes idiomatic with poorly circulated stress– suppressed grief, disappointments, haunting memories. Complaints improve with fresh air and deep breathing and worsen with consolation and hormonal changes.Learn More
Scheussler states that sodium sulphate is essential to many vital organs. Its cleansing cell salt eases diverse symptoms, esp. if cold wet weather or damp places are in the picture. Digestive relief includes: nausea, sick headache, sour vomiting, heartburn, indigestion, bitter belching, hiccups, colic, yellow diarrhea and a frequent need to urinate. Its cold/congestion symptoms include: profuse yellow mucus, rattling cough and wheezing. Other indications: emotional changes or headaches following past or recent injuries, joint pain, a brownish coating on tongue, periodic sadness and a craving for fresh warm, dry air.Learn More
In what might be Scheussler’s finest hour, he found out how important magnesium phosphate was to muscles. He attributes its success to magnesium’s importance in the connection between nerves and muscles. Thus he made us a remedy that is uncanny for relieving symptoms of cramps, spasms and radiating pains. Mag phos is a fast-acting remedy that benefits symptoms as diverse as leg cramps, muscle spasms and tension, menstrual cramps, fitful coughs, colic and hiccups, as well as backache, pain from low back to right thigh, facial pain, tics, toothache, stabbing headaches and weariness. Anytime symptoms improve with heat and worsen with cold, Mag phos makes a wise choice. Sipping hot water with or just after a dose can speed its action. It can be a welcome companion at the gym or fitness room, too.
According to his Biochemic Theory, Scheussler found that potassium sulphate aids the transfer of oxygen and is important to our skin, mucus membranes and respiratory systems. After working with and proving its remedy, he and other homeopaths credit it for cleansing conditions with yellow mucus or discharge including: symptoms of colds, croupy coughs, sinus or ear congestions, vaginal irritation or diarrhea. Its skin symptoms have a yellowishness as well: yellow flaky dandruff, skin eruptions or itchy rashes. Other symptoms that identify Kali sulph include a yellowish coating on the tongue, sensitivity to heat, shifting minor joint pains, minor wheezy bronchial irritation, and heavy fatigue with a boxed-in feeling. Today, potassium sulphate supplements (not cell salts) are approved for use on low potassium levels.
Clinically, this remedy’s source, potassium phosphate, is usually given with sodium phosphate, for treating low phosphorus levels. In this case, Scheussler knew he had a substance key to nerve, brain and other cells. Thus he worked with Kali phos to give balancing, revitalizing support when symptoms following injury, illness, stress or sadness include a heavy, yet restless fatigue or physical weakness. When pain results, he used it to relieve symptoms of nervous headaches, backache, low back pains that extend down the thigh, and other pains, plus buzzing noises. On the emotional plane, its symptoms include temper tantrums, occasional sleeplessness, nightmares, hypersensitivity, sadness and gloom.Learn More
Clearing congestions before white matures to yellow, saves energy and distress– that’s Kali mur’s specialty. Scheussler found potassium chloride important for breaking down white mucus and discharge (fibrin). Thus he states that the remedy version, Kali mur, helps the body cleanse diverse complaints in the ‘white’ phase, i.e., when discharges are white or the tongue has a white coating. Kali mur’s relief covers cold, cough and sinus congestion symptoms marked by white-ish mucus. For skin symptoms with white discharge or spots, it helps the body figure out how to clear up pimples, eruptions and minor cases of thrush (including breastfeeding issues and vaginal thrush). For digestive symptoms with heartburn, acidity, gas, diarrhea and sick headaches, look for that white coating on the tongue.Learn More
Between the fact that it is made from a mineral compound which helps the body build strong blood cells and that its most prominent symptom is a 'lack of notable symptoms', this cell salt is a very helpful companion. Biochemist Wm. Scheussler who pioneered the cell salt remedies, advised we use Ferrum phos (iron phosphate) to help the body face many stresses, from fevers and headaches to minor joint pains and menstrual symptoms– especially if general fatigue is a common symptom.
Ferrum phos' key symptoms and indications for use include: redness, heat, throbbing or fever, minor irritations along with sore red throat, toothache, minor ear pain, common colds, minor joint pains, skin eruptions, etc. It can be helpful for heat or sun-induced headaches and other headaches with shooting or throbbing pains that feel better with an ice pack. Its applications extend to vomiting of undigested food as well as minor urinary irritation which may include occasional leakings, esp. at night. Ferrum phos can be particularly helpful in turning around a child’s sudden, but low, fever or a young girl’s pubescent weakness. Those who can benefit the most from Ferrum phos tend to be pale, but flush easily. Pale young girls and teens get special attention in its listings.Learn More
When Scheussler determined that calcium sulphate is a vital part of our cleansing systems, he made this cell salt remedy and guided us to use it to help the body mend slow-healing wounds, skin disorders, pimples, sore throats and other conditions which tend to suppurate– form yellow pus. It’s gentle support helps to soothe cold and allergy symptoms if thick yellow mucus causes eye irritation, runny noses and nasal blockage. It is most suited to allergic individuals who enjoy walking in the open air. Calc sulph’s symptoms are aggravated by heat and stuffy rooms. T. F. Allen says Calc sulph applies best to those who, “desire to weep and to be miserable, alone, and unhappy.”Learn More
Concerned parents have made Calc phos (calcium phosphate) a popular favorite. Scheussler designed this remedy from calcium phosphate to give us a cell salt for symptoms related to growth, teething, excess study, physical stress, etc. Its relief extends to many complaints including: headaches, weakness, slow healing wounds, minor joint pain, back pain, minor numbness with a crawling sensation, weak digestion, iron deficiency, heavy periods, peevish behavior and a general discontent (wants to go somewhere else). Key indicators include a desire for change or travel, frequent perspiration, cravings for fatty, salty foods and an intolerance for dairy products or fruit. On a constitutional level, it applies to those who feel very discontented, dissatisfied; they may complain, want to move to find happiness somewhere else, but can be friendly and open.Learn More
Scheussler turned to calcium fluoride to give us this critical cell salt. He credits the mineral, and thus its cell salt, for elasticity in veins, muscles, skin and other tissues. Its forté involves helping the body ease symptoms of inflexibility or laxness in tissues struggling to bounce back from injury, pregnancy, growing, aging or illness. It also assists in clearing head colds with yellow-green mucus and croupy barking coughs. Its symptoms are quite varied: stretch marks, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and muscular weakness, as well as backache, lumbago, joint pains, repeated sprains and weak teeth. It warrants use for joint and lower back pains if they feel worse in cold wet weather, sitting still and on beginning to move, and improve with gentle movement and heat. Is there Calc fluor in Rhus tox? Sounds like it!Learn More