A few weeks ago, I visited with my colleague and former classmate, Jeff Sorna. As we enjoyed the type of homeopathy talk that only true remedy enthusiasts can appreciate, Jeff said, “Who, today, doesn’t need some Nat Mur once in a while?”
Synchronicity, ever at play in our lives, subsequently led two clients to express an interest in learning more about this remedy. Because it has so many uses, I thought more of you might be interested.
The homeopathic remedy Natrum Muriaticum (Nat-m or Nat Mur) is prepared from sodium chloride or common table salt. After water, salt is the most widely distributed substance in a nature, so it is not surprising to discover that many people need it as a homeopathic remedy.
Nat mur is the remedy for ailments from suppressed grief, disappointments, and haunting memories. Most of us have more than a few of these types of old hurts. When they manifest as some of the symptoms in the lists below, nat mur may be the remedy needed.
People who need nat mur may have some of these characteristics:
- Gloomy and depressed
- Desires to be alone
- Irritable, private, resentful, sensitive (including to noises)
- Cold sores
- Catch colds easily
- Discharges like egg white
- General dryness
- Dry mouth, extreme thirst
- The lower lip sometimes has a crack in the middle
Children who need nat mur may have the characteristics listed above. Here are a few more signs and symptoms of children who may need nat nur:
- Catherine R. Coulter writes: “Natrum Muriaticum is not the easiest child to have around.”
- Serious and sensitive
- Find life difficult
- Dislike excess physical contact
- Hate being teased
- Prone to unexpected rages
- Best left alone when upset
- Often slow learning to talk
- Sometimes slow learning to walk
Nat Mur as a Cell Salt
No individual will have all of the symptoms or characteristics of a homeopathic remedy. Because homeopathic remedies are prescribed for individuals, not for diseases, three people prescribed the same remedy will likely have come to see their homeopath for three very different complaints.
If you or your child have many of the symptoms listed above, you may wish to consider taking Nat Mur as a cell salt. Take three pellets, three times per day for a month or two. Watch for changes in your symptoms. Note if you feel better in general or notice:
- Better sleep
- Improved elimination
For on-going or serious issues, schedule an appointment with a homeopath who will ensure that the remedy prescribed is the correct remedy for you.
References for this post:
Miranda Castro. Homeopathic Guide to Stress.
Catherine R. Coulter. Homeopathic Sketches of Children’s Types.
Lionel Rolfe & Nigey Lennon. Nature’s 12 Magic Healers: Using Homeopathic Cell Salts to Protect or Restore Health.