12 Schuessler Cell Salt Descriptions
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Cell salts are twelve inorganic biochemicals found in the blood and tissues which catalyze essential processes. They include forms of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium,and silica that work at the cellular level; hence, the name cell salts.
Minerals are essential to the proper functioning of your body. Having the right amount and proper balance brings cellular health, and healthy cells amount to a healthier you!
#1 Calc Fluor (Calcium Fluoride) is essential to the connective tissue of the body; for all conditions of tissue weakness, prolapse, or excessive hardness. It helps the tendons, ligaments, and joints of the body. Calc Fluor is used extensively for the teeth, instead of fluoride treatments of children, to strengthen enamel. Medical fluoride causes brittleness.
Anywhere you find hardness of tissues, this remedy applies, which makes it valuable for cataracts of the eyes. Any extreme sagging of muscle or tissue calls for this salt.
Facial signs include blue lips, brownish black circles under the eyes, white skin flakes, and translucent tips of teeth. Raised or fan-shaped wrinkles around the eyes, as well as cracked lips.
#2 Calc Phos (Calcium Phosphate) is used for bone health, injuries, and osteoporosis. Calcium metabolism, when disturbed, can causeosteoporosis or bone spurs (same problem, different manifestations). This salt treats both of them over the course of several months. It is also useful for teeth and digestive problems.
Facial signs in the face are a yellowish waxy appearance, translucent tips of teeth, and white flakes in the teeth or fingernails. There is also a stretched-skin appearance on the cheekbones, and small or thin lips.
#3 Calc Sulph (Calcium Sulphate) is used for infections, pus, and general toxicity of the body. The discharges are yellow and filled with pus. This salt is used to detoxify the body and improve digestion. Other uses are to finish, clean up, chronic infections and improve the immune system.
Facial signs are an alabaster or dirty white coloring along the lower face or jaw line. There can also be liver spots or brown spots on the face.
#4 Ferrum Phos (Ferrum Phosphate) is important for our blood and oxygenation of the blood. It is very useful for low fevers and the first signs of a cold or flu. It is the most useful for nose bleeds or other blood conditions, even hemorrhages. It is helpful for balancing iron in the body whether it is high in some situations, or low in others, such as seen in pregnancy. It works to reduce anemia by helping the body to absorb iron.
Facial signs are seen as bluish black circles under the eyes. Acutely, we see red cheeks and ears, in fever condition. One also sees a sleepless or hung-over appearance. Chronic iron conditions are seen in anemia which can show as paleness in the face.
#5 Kali Mur (Potassium Chloride) is used with medium fever conditions. It is useful for mucus conditions of the body, especially for mucus of the lungs with coughs, allergies, etc. The conditions for this cell salt are grey or thick white mucus.
Facial signs shown in the face are a milky appearance to the skin; this may be mixed with red, purple or blue. I have seen much success in acne rosacea with underlying spider veins, as well as raised bumps just below the shoulders on the upper arms.
#6 Kali Phos (Potassium Phosphate) helps the nerves and gray matter of the brain. When the nerves are depleted by stress, we can see depression or sleeplessness. This is also used in pain and paralysis, fear,suspicion, weakness of memory. This remedy is for the anxious and nervous person. Nerves affected by Kali Phos are of the central nervous system.
Facial signs show in an ashen gray appearance as well as a dull appearance of the eyes (they don't sparkle). One also can see, in more chronic conditions, sunken temples or cheeks. Bad breath and body odor (nervous sweat) is also a sign.
#7 Kali Sulph (Potassium Sulphate) is specific to the third stage of inflammation or resolution. We find yellow discharges wherever there is a lack of sulphate in the system. There is breakdown of the skin and high fevers from infections or inflammations. This is the body's attempt to foster the bacteria to do their job of getting rid of self-inflicted toxins from a poor diet, or polluted conditions of living in a modern world. When this brings sweating, it is near the end of the toxic condition. It is used for eczema, sinusitis, asthma, psoriasis, and more.
Facial signs are seen as brownish-yellow pigmentation of the nose-mouth area. Liver spots, pregnancy mask, freckles, or a lack of pigmentation (vitiligo).
#8 Mag Phos (Magnesium Phosphate) is a nerve remedy also, but deals with muscular nerves and fibers. The symptoms are cramping, fast onset, primarily on the right side of the body. This mineral affects and feeds the heart and cardiovascular system. It is a great antispasmodic, useful for many areas of the body, including menstrual cramps. Mag Phos has a particular sign of symptoms being relieved by heat and pressure.
Facial signs are seen as blushing, in acute conditions. In chronic situations we see a constant redness of the cheeks of a bright "magnesium redness" of a long standing character on the nose; this can especially be seen in those with liver damage, including alcoholics.
#9 Nat Mur (Sodium Chloride) is one of the most famous cell salts for digestion, arthritis, and water distribution problems. The key is dryness of the mucus membranes or excessively watery discharges. Emotionally one sees grief and personal isolation. The person is very sensitive; prefers to be alone (for a defense). There may be malnutrition, constipation, anemia, and thin salty watery discharges from the body.
Facial signs are seen in a gelatinous appearance in the lower eyelid border. The hair line is often red and greasy. Large pores are a sign, as well as dandruff, puffy cheeks and a bloated appearance.
#10 Nat Phos (Sodium Phosphate) governs the acid balance of the body. Alkalinity is health and over acid conditions allow for disease. The tongue often has a yellow mucus coating. Acid signs are seen as sour body smell or sour-smelling discharges. Indigestion is a sign of lack of this salt. Candida infections, or vaginal yeast, as well as parasites come with over acid conditions also.
Facial signs are seen in blackheads and a greasy combination skin. Yellow raised pimple-like bumps around the eyes. The chin is red. Cheeks have dry or greasy appearance. Rings or metal jewelry can cause discoloration on the skin because of acidity.
#11 Nat Sulph (Sodium Sulphate) is responsible for liver health and is used for those with head injuries where one has become depressed and irritable. As with all sulphates, there are yellow discharges. This salt is responsible for helping the body to get rid of excess water. This is valuable for those with water retention. One can also use this for all kinds of hepatitis. Used for diabetes and also for asthma in children, especially in damp weather. This person may also be experiencing bad-smelling gas.
Facial signs include a slight greenish cast in acute conditions, as well as a yellow eye sclera. There are signs of swollen lower eye bags. In chronic conditions where the liver is damaged, a swollen purplish red nose will appear, again, especially in alcoholics.
#12 Silicea (Silica) is responsible for connective tissue weakness and the body's ability to rid itself of foreign objects. This is done by creating pus. This remedy can dissolve scar tissue, and is very useful for keloid scars, skin problems, and vaccination reactions. Emotionally, those needing Silica are timid; their hands and feet are continuously cold. They often wear sweaters in the heat of the summer.
Facial signs include a glossy polished shine, as a bald man has, and wrinkles of the skin. Silica has specific wrinkles that run parallel to the ears, crows feet, and more. Generally, you will see deep set eyes. Hair may be brittle, along with finger and toe nails. This deficiency is also seen as red eyes.
Bioplasma is a combination of all 12 mineral salts which provides a broad-spectrum mineral supply for the body. While feeding and nourishing it also acts as a mild detoxifier, cleaning on the cellular level.
Biochemic Phosphates is a combination of 5 cell salts that feeds and strengthens the nerves. A great help for our fast-paced lives, Biochemic Phosphates relieves depression, anxiety, stress, and nervousness.
-Calc Phos affects the nerves associated with bones and digestion.
-Ferrum Phos soothes nerve inflammation and oxygenates the body for better health.
-Kali Phos strengthens the central nervous system and feeds the brain.
-Mag Phos for nerve pain, especially where there is spasm and twitching.
-Nat Phos affects the nerves by regulating the acid-alkaline balance of the body.
Experience for yourself the healing power of cell salts to get healthy, become stronger, or use as a tonic to improve your immune system.