Cell Salts or Tissue Remedies help our body to restore mineral imbalances stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
There are 12 Cell salts and are usually used in 6X potency (sometimes 12X).
It’s main indications according to W. Boericke and W. Dewey are as follows:
#1 Calcarea fluorica
Diseases having their seat in the substance forming the surface of bone, enamel of the teeth, and part of all elastic fibres, whether of the skin, the connective tissues, or the walls of the blood vessels, etc.
Malnutrition of bones, especially of the teeth.
Exostosis after injuries.
Uterine displacements, etc.
#2 Calcarea Phosphorica
Glands inflamed and swollen.
Pains worse at night.
Calc. phos. is absolutely essential to the proper growth and nutrition of the body.
This salt is found in the blood-plasma and corpuscles, saliva, gastric juice, bones, connective tissue, teeth, milk, etc.
It gives solidity to the bones.
#3 Calcarea sulphurica
This remedy is useful in affections as ulcers and abscesses.
The most common potencies are the 6x and 12x.
Calc. sulph. stands in close relation to suppurations.
It cures purulent discharges from the mucous membranes and purulent exudations in serous sacs.
All ailments in which the process of discharge continues too long and the suppuration is affecting the epithelial tissues.
The presence of pus is the general indication.
Calc. sulph. resembles Hepar sulph., but acts deeper and more intensely, and is often useful after Hepar or kali mur have ceased to act.
#4 Ferrum Phosphoricum
The first stage of all inflammations
Especially useful in debility of children with failing appetite, becoming dull and listless, loss of weight and strength.
Ferr. phos. not only improves the strength, but helps to increase the bodily development and regulates the bowels.
All the pains of this remedy are aggravated by motion, excitement, warmth, and are relieved by cold and slow motion.
Acts brilliantly in old people.
#5 Kalium Muriaticum
Kali mur. corresponds to the second stage of inflammations of serous membranes when the exudation is of a plastic or fibrinous character.
The principal general characteristic symptoms are a white or gray coating at the base of the tongue, white or gray exudations, glandular swellings, discharges or expectorations of a thick, white, fibrinous slime or phlegm from any mucous surface, or flour-like scaling of the skin, torpor of the liver, etc.
Kali mur. is chiefly suited to the second or later stages of catarrhal states.
#6 Kalium Phosphoricum
Conditions arising from want of nerve power, as prostration, exertion, loss of mental vigor, depression.
According to the observations of the provers by Dr. Royal, the most prominent, persistent sensation, was prostration of the mind, nerves and muscles.
In general, a sluggish condition of mind, which will act if aroused; also an exhausted mental condition after mental exertion or great strain.
It is a restorative in muscular debility following acute diseases, myalgia and wasting of muscular tissue, all dependent upon impaired innervation.
Atrophic condition in old people.
#7 Kalium Sulphuricum
This remedy, according to Schussler, is the function remedy of the epidermis and of the epithelium.
It is applicable to the third stage of inflammation or to its stage of retrogression.
Ailments accompanied by profuse desquamation of epidermis.
Yellow mucous discharges.
Rise in temperature at night producing an evening aggravation.
Another characteristic indication is amelioration in the cool, open air.
Diseases caused by a retrocession of eruptions.
#8 Magnesium Phosphoricum
It is an earthy constituent of muscles, nerves, bone, brain, spine, sperma, teeth and blood corpuscles.
Diseases having their seat in the nerve-fibre cells or in the terminal bulbs of the nerves, in the muscles or in the muscular tissue itself, are cured by this remedy.
It corresponds to pains of all kinds with the exception of burning pains; it is especially related to cramping pains.
Pains which are darting, spasmodic in character, boring, lightning-like, accompanied by a constrictive feeling.
They are often changing in locality, and are relieved by warmth and pressure.
It is purely antispasmodic, and hence is curative in cramps, spasms of the glottis, tetanus, epilepsy, spasmodic retention of the urine, etc.
Hence the patient is relieved by these.
Attacks are often attended with great prostration and sometimes with profuse sweat.
The Magnes. phos. patient is languid, tired, exhausted, unable to sit up, whether he is suffering from acute or chronic affections.
#9 Natrum Muriaticum
Natr. mur. promotes the activity of tissue change and increases the excretion of urea, hence its use in chronic scrofulous ailments affecting the glands, bowels and skin.
It acts upon the blood, lymphatic system, the mucous lining of the digestive tract and upon liver and spleen.
Malnutrition and emaciation.
Great emaciation, even while eating enormously. [Hawkes].
Anaemia, leucaemia, hydraemia, chlorosis and scorbutus.
A serous discharges is the leader to this remedy.
It causes pains in any part of the body when they are accompanied by salivation, increased lachrymation, or by vomiting of water or mucus.
Vesicles with watery contents, which burst and leave a thin scurf.
The tongue has a clean, shiny appearance, or bubbles of frothy saliva extend along its sides, or is broad, pallid, puffy, with a pasty coat.
Diminished secretions of any part of the body, salty taste.
#10 Natrum Phosphoricum
Natrum phos. is the remedy for conditions arising from excess of lactic acid.
Diseases of infants suffering from excess of lactic acid, resulting from overfeeding with milk and sugar.
Ailments with excess of acidity.
Thin, moist coating on the tongue.
The soft palate also has a yellowish, creamy look.
Sour eructations, sour vomiting, greenish diarrhoea, pains, spasms, and fever with acid symptoms, etc.
Acts also upon the bones and glands, lungs and abdominal organs.
It is the principal remedy in scrofulous glands, tuberculosis, etc.
#11 Natrum Sulphuricum
It excites the secretion of the intestines and stimulates the activity of the intestinal glands, liver and pancreas.
Gastric bilious conditions, accumulation of water in the areolar tissues, yellow, watery secretions on the skin, or yellowish scales forming an eruption of vesicles.
Excessive secretion of bile, liver affections, gravel, sand in the urine, diabetes, gout, figwarts, etc.
The chief characteristic is a dirty greenish-gray or greenish-brown coating on the root of the tongue and aggravation from lying on the left side.
Its complaints are those that are brought on by living in damp houses, basements and cellars.
Complaints are worse in wet weather, constitutional conditions in children that result in chest catarrhs and asthmatic complaints.
#12 Silicea Terra
Silicea acts more upon the organic substances of the body, involving prominently bones, joints, glands, skin and mucous surfaces, producing malnutrition and corresponding to the scrofulous diathesis.
Its action is deep and long-lasting.
It is especially suited to imperfectly nourished constitutions, owing to deficient assimilation.
It is the remedy for ailments attended with pus-formation, and is closely related to all fistulous burrowings.
Wherever pus is formed in an inflamed part of connective tissue or skin, Silicea may be used.
Silicea has also the power to reabsorb a bloody or sero-albuminous exudate, existing within the tissues by means of the lymphatics.