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Nature’s 12 Magic Healers (Cell Salts 101)

on September 17, 2013

Cell Salts, also called Biochemic Tissue Salts, are a great way to dip your toe into natural medicine. You don’t have to believe anything or do anything beyond putting a few pellets in your mouth to begin feeling better.

Cell salts are homeopathic preparations of the minerals that are the building blocks of our bodies. They taste sweet and dissolve almost instantly in the mouth or in water. Children love to take them. My family uses cell salts to calm downease flu symptoms, and, once, to speed the healing of broken bones.

Because cell salts are diluted and potentized, only minute biochemic amounts of the mineral salts are up-taken by cells and tissues. This enables better absorption of nutrients and fortifies and energizes living tissue. Cell salts support proper cell function to optimize health and ameliorate physical and emotional symptoms.  The effectiveness of cell salts has been proven for over two hundred years.[1],[2] 

Where are the nutrients?

After millennia of destructive farming practices, soils are denatured. Our foods do not have the nutrients necessary for optimal health. We tend to be overfed but undernourished.

For many of today’s children, the situation is complicated by self-limiting food intake and digestive disturbances. As a consequence, some children are severely affected by mineral deficiencies.[3] Deficiencies may manifest as anxiety, mood swings, digestive problems, and other signs of imbalance.

Cell Salts are Essential

Minerals are the foundation for enzyme activity in the body. They serve as catalysts in energy cycles and functions. They nourish cells to provide the foundation of a healthy body.

Cell Salts facilitate the basic functioning of cells including water balance, digestion, removing toxins, elasticity of the cells, oxygenation, nutrition, and sodium-potassium balance.

Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Cell Salt Deficiencies

An individual may be deficient in any of the cell salts. Deficiencies may be noted by signs and symptoms of the individual. The table below is a starting point for exploring uses for cell salts.

How to Use Cell Salts

Review the chart and notice if you have any symptoms of deficiency.


Cell Salt


Emotional Symptoms of Deficiency


Physical Symptoms of Deficiency

Calc Fluor Indecisiveness, low self-esteem Chapped skin, deficient tooth enamel
Calc Phos Mental weakness, lack of motivation Nosebleeds, late teeth, headaches in children
Calc Sulph Fatigue, laziness, worries about imaginary problems Yellow discharges, boils, open infections
Ferrum Phos Stimulation and overheating followed by dullness and listlessness First stages of fever (99-101), sore throat, nosebleeds, colds, flu
Kali Mur Irritability, apathy, homesickness, hypochondria Second stage of fever (101-103), coughing, white mucus discharges
Kali Phos Nervous tension, extreme nervousness, moodiness, anger, self-pity Nerve and sleep problems, bad breath
Kali Sulph Scary dreams, sensitivity to noises, irritability, anger Thick yellow discharges, changing symptoms
Mag Phos Sensitivity, impulsiveness Cramping and shooting pains, spasms, hiccoughs
Nat Mur Isolation, control issues, deep grief Head cold and congestion, watery discharges, sun sensitivity, cold sores
Nat Phos Depression, sleeplessness, low self-esteem Acne, blackheads, greasy or brittle hair
Nat Sulph Depression from wet weather or head injuries Swollen feet or hands, foul-smelling gas
Silicea Shyness, lack of “grit,” hypersensitivity, sensitivity to cold Light sensitivity, sweaty hands and feet
  • Select one to three cell salts that correspond with your own or your child’s most significant symptoms. If you look at the list and determine that more than three are indicated, remind yourself that that restoring balance is a journey. More is not always better.
  • Start by taking three pellets of each cell salt you selected three times per day. As symptoms improve, reduce dosing to two, and later one time per day.
  • After about a month, look at the charts again. Re-evaluate your needs and adjust your cell salt selection.

To take cell salts, shake three tablets into the cap of the vial. Tip the cap into your mouth without touching the mouth. Allow the tablets to dissolve.

Cell salts work best when taken in a clean mouth. Do not eat, drink or brush teeth fifteen minutes before or after taking cell salts.

Taking cell salts is a great way to begin exploring the natural health sciences. Combinations of cell salts or other homeopathic or supportive remedies may be needed to fully resolvesymptoms. Contact a professional for optimal results through individualized, comprehensive treatment.

Cell salts may be purchased at most health food stores or from 800homeopathy.com.  (Request the catalogue from 800homeopathy. It is full of useful information.)

[1] Boericke & Dewey: The Twelve Tissue Remedies of Shussler Comprising of The Theory, Therapeutic Application, Materia Medica & a Complete Repertory of Tissue Remedies (Homeopathicallly and Bio-Chemically Considered).  6th Ed. B. Jain Publishers PVT. LTD.  New Delhi, 2006.

[2] David R. Card: Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies: A User’s Guide. Hohm Press.  Prescott, Arizona, 2005.

[3] E. Cornish (1998) “A Balanced Approach Towards Healthy Eating in Autism.”  Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 11: 501-509.

2 responses to “Nature’s 12 Magic Healers (Cell Salts 101)

  1. Ksenia says:

    This is a great article for those new to cell salts! I just shared with two of my coworkers who hadn’t heard of cell salts. Thanks for the awesome info.

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