Cell salts are salt forms of minerals essential for the body’s functions: calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium, and silica. They work at the basic cellular level; hence, the name of cell salts. Dr. William H. Scheussler of Germany first published literature about cell salts in the late 1800’s. In his research, he studied the ash remains of the body, identifying these inorganic salts to be within the core structure. Dr. Scheussler observed that when these core mineral salts are lacking in the body, certain disorders and symptoms arise. Balancing cell salts creates energy and homeostasis throughout the organ systems.
Cell Salt Groupings
Calcium minerals: Calcium Fluoride, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulphate
Potassium minerals: Kali Muriaticum, Kali Phosphate, Kali Sulphate
Sodium minerals: Natrum Phosphate, Natrum Sulphate, Natrum Muriaticum
Plus: Ferrum Phosphate (iron), Magnesia Phosphate (magnesium), Silicea (silica)
1. Calc Fluor (Calcarea Fluorica), otherwise known as calcium fluoride.
Commonly used for: strengthening tooth enamel, cracks in the skin and lips.
Other benefits: calms down the nervous system, strengthens and repairs ligament and tendon damage, varicose veins, prevents cavities, prevents and repairs bones spurs, arthritis, carpal tunnel, acute joint stress, sciatica pain, tones hemorrhoids, tightens up wrinkles, varicose veins, fibroids, and cysts.
2. Calc Phos (Calcarea Phosphorica), otherwise known as calcium phosphate.
Commonly used for: teething, upset stomach, and chronic cold feet.
Other benefits: strengthening teeth and bones, premature aging, growing pains, bed wetting, food absorption, greasy skin, aids breast milk development, strengthens mind, diffuses anger, diffuses dissatisfaction, diffuses feelings of overwhelm and fear, eases grief, colds, fatigue, sweaty palms, palpitations, and menopause.
3. Calc Sulph (Calcarea Sulphurica), otherwise known as calcium sulphate, gypsum.
Commonly used for: healing sores, blisters, pimples, pain in head, and vertigo.
Other benefits: abrasions that don’t heal, cradle cap, eczema, psoriasis, acne, cracked feet, fungus, ringworm, crusty morning eye, eye puss, thick mucus from the nose, liver brown spots, and loss of appetite.
4. Ferrum Phos (Ferrum Phosphoricum), otherwise known as iron phosphate.
Commonly used for: inflammation, swelling, congestion, and voice loss.
Other benefits: general first aid, torn ligament, sprained ankle, fever, migraine, mild conjunctivitis, ear ache, anemia, fatigue, surgery recovery, bloody noses, excessive menstrual bleeding, easy bruising, bleeding hemorrhoids, low blood pressure, throbbing headache, increases oxygenation.
5. Kali Mur (Kali Muriaticum), otherwise known as potassium chloride.
Commonly used for: mucus, swollen glands, and indigestion.
Other benefits: clears white mucus, lung congestion, runny nose, colds, ear pain, ear pressure, eustachian tube blockage, swimmer’s ear, sore throat, sinus issues, sluggish liver function, allergies, rheumatism, and dandruff.
6. Kali Phos (Kali Phosphoricum), otherwise known as potassium phosphate.
Commonly used for: anxiety, fatigue, sleeplessness, and dizziness.
Other benefits: improves memory, increases confidence, increases courage, strengthens exhaustion of the nerves, mental exhaustion, rheumatism, halitosis, motion sickness, addiction, depression, mental calm, night terrors, insomnia, and a mood enhancer.
7. Kali Sulph (Kali Sulphuricum), otherwise known as potassium sulphate.
Commonly used for: congestion and cough worsening in the evening, and poor digestion.
Other benefits: eases mucus when coughing, assists respiration, bronchitis, peeling skin, eczema, itchy skin, dandruff, tight breathing, shortness of breath, ear pain, courage builder, exhaustion, swelling of joints, chronic conditions, symptoms worse in heat.
8. Mag Phos (Magnesia Phosphorica), otherwise known as magnesium phosphate.
Commonly used for: muscle spasms, cramps, hiccups, and trembling.
Other benefits: eases general pain, nerve pain, twitching eye lids, cramps, muscle spasms, tightness in the legs, releases Charley horse spasms, strained back, back spasms, TMJ, facial twitches, menstrual cramps, sciatica pain, toothaches, intestinal cramping, symptoms worse with cold, relieved by heat.
9. Nat Mur (Natrum Muriaticum), otherwise known as sodium chloride, common salt.
Commonly used for: clearing mucus and runny discharge.
Other benefits: eases grief, eases heartache, introverts, fear of rejection, over analyzing, salt cravings, dry skin, cracking lips, cold sores, constipation, itchy skin, monthly water retention, high blood pressure, sun sensitivity, headaches, difficultly urinating, low energy, and back pain.
10. Nat Phos (Natrum Phosphuricum), otherwise known as sodium phosphate.
Commonly used for: nausea, headache, and indigestion after eating.
Other benefits: excess stomach acid, high protein diets, gout, sour stomach, balances acid/alkaline, kidney discomfort, bladder issues, worms, food sensitivities, crave sweet, low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, smelly feet with sweat, and weak extremities.
11. Nat Sulph (Narum Sulphuricum), otherwise known as sodium sulphate.
Commonly used for: biliousness, sensitive scalp, and coating on tongue.
Other benefits: liver issues, anxiety, depression, lack of bile flow, asthma, eases the body in hot and humid weather, sun headaches, nail-bed inflammation, bitter taste in mouth, stiffness in spine, warts, over indulgence, head trauma, pain at base of head, and tight neck.
12. Silicea, otherwise known as silica.
Commonly used for: brittle nails and firming connective tissue.
Other benefits: firms up the skin, firms and tones muscle structure and connective tissues, stamina, helps hold body temperature, post surgery recovery, confidence booster, anal fissures, boils, infections in the gums, toenail fungus, ingrown toenails, strengthens hair, sensitive skin, aversion to cold, hard to get out of bed, noise and light sensitivity.
Cell salts may be consumed in natural mineral forms or used as an energetic remedies. Dr. Schuessler’s cell salt formulas are available in most health food stores. It is better to use individually indicated remedies rather than the combination formula containing all twelve cell salts. If you have difficulty choosing which one is right for you, contact me for assistance.