Cell Salts: 12 Minerals Essential to Your Health. Schuessler cell salts are the twelve minerals essential to your body’s functions. They include forms of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, and silica that work at the cellular level; hence, the name of cell salts.
The “ Homeopathic” system of the Cell Salt remedies was developed by Dr.Schuessler a German doctor in the late 1880’s. He analyzed the ash residue of human cells and found 12 inorganic mineral salts. He
theorized that these 12 elements are critical to balancing cellular activity and health and made 12 homeopathic remedies in low potency in order to be assimilated rapidly and easily. The remedies have
been used by millions of people for over 120 years worldwide. They have proven to be helpful in balancing many conditions in the body. Many of these remedies are the most important in homeopathic practice
worldwide. The strong point of using the cell salts is building up the constitutional health of a person over long period of time. They are used to rebuild the organs and tissues. The cell salts are equilibrium
remedies; they are used to balance excess and deficiency. They remove excess as well as help with deficiencies. Cell salts work well with herbs and with vitamin and mineral supplements.
The cell salts are also great for people of any age. The two groups of people who benefit the most from using the cell salts are children between the ages of 0 – 3 a period when there is rapid growth in children. In children you can really build them up especially during growth. During growth periods you can use them for extended periods of time giving them daily for 1 to 2 years at a time. The elderly benefit because they are gentle, yet helps to nourish and to balance deficiency. For the elderly and children it is a way of doing homeopathy nutritionally. 6X is = to 1 part per million. 12X is one part per billion. Homeopathy raises the vital force, the cell salts rebuild. Homeopathy has a bigger range of action especially psychologically. The tissue salts have a narrower range but rebuild. In a way the cell salts are the “vitamins & minerals” of homeopathy. When a homeopathic remedy relapses, the cell salts come in and stabilizes it. You can take a
Cell Salt remedy for 6 months to a year for supporting a chronic problem.
Dosing: Remedies are taken generally 4 tablets 4X a day but they can be used acutely much more frequently, for example Mag Phos is one of the best remedies for hiccups and can be taken every 5 minutes
as needed. You can be very flexible with the doses depending on the circumstances.
The cell salts are broken into 5 groups. The biggest groups of cell salts by far are the calcium group.
Calcium cell salts are frequently our true constitutional remedies. Calcium Carbonate i.e. Calc Carb is the
biggest single remedy used in homeopathy.
1) Calcium group Calc Flor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph
2) Sodium group Nat Mur, Nat Phos, Nat Sulph
3) Kali group (Potassium group) Kali Mur, Kali Phos, Kali Sulph,
4) Magnesium group Mag Phos
5) Ferrum (Iron) Ferrum Phos
6) Silica or Silicea
Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium are in 9 of the 12 remedies. Sulphur is in 3 remedies.