Tissue Salts

Tissue Salts have been used sine the 19th century following their introduction by Willhelm Schussler. These 12 mineral salts support your bodies health and healing processes by regulating your cell mineral levels.

Tissue Salt – Calciums


Body affinities – Veins, Teeth, Glands – thyroid, Throat – larynx, Elastic fibres, Bones and left side

Conditions it can help – straining and overstretching of ligaments, muscles and joints so particularly important for athletes

Hardening of glands, ligaments, muscles, and tumours

Teeth with poor enamel and premature caries

Varicose veins and piles as it supports our circulation and helps recover elasticity of tissues


Body affinities – Nutrition, bones, cartilage, glands and abdomen

Conditions that it can help – teeth that are slow to develop, slow repair of bones, growing pains, rheumatic conditions, digestive upset due to eating fruit


Body affinities – connective tissue, glands, skin, bone and mucous membranes

Conditions that it can help – skin that won’t heal, abscesses – thick yellow pus, boils – look for the broken abscess or boil which is releasing pus, eczema that has yellowish scales and is oozing.

Tissue Salts – Potassiums


Body affinities – throats Eustachian tubes, middle ear, mucous glands, joints, muscles and shoulder

Conditions that it can help – white sticky thick slimy secretions from ear, eye, nose tongue, cough, dandruff or vagina, diarrhoea after fat food, deafness and glue ear, tonsillitis where patient needs to twist their neck to swallow. Secretions will be tough sticky and white. You can see why it helps with colds and coughs!


Body affinities – nerves – brain and spinal cord, skin, excretions

Conditions that it can help – Exhaustion – a typical use would be parents after the birth of a child not getting any sleep and who fall into a space of nervous exhaustion, Overwork – where the patient has pushed beyond their limits and becomes prostrate at the thought of the slightest effort. Easy way to recognise the need for this remedy is patient will perspire and sweat smells like onions


Body affinities – Skin, glands and respiratory organs

Conditions it can help – those affected by warm air it makes them lazy and tired, anyone with lots of yellow discharge – look for a yellow coated tongue, some patients get very anxious in the evening and angry if they are not taken seriously. Good remedy for catarrh

Tissue Salts – Sodiums


    Body affinities – Digestion, heart, skin, glands mucous, spleen, liver, brain, blood and muscles

    Conditions it can help – this is such an important remedy that the majority of the UK population would benefit from taking it.  Patients are very sensitive their mantra is “Not to hurt or not to be hurt” sometimes this changes to “to hurt and not to be hurt” This happens when a patient lashes out having been hurt by someone close to them. It is of course a great remedy for heartbreak

    Nat Mur is very important for maintaining correct fluid levels in the body so if you are experiencing dryness of skin, eyes, nose, ears, and vagina then think Nat Mur. Headaches often respond well to this remedy


    Body affinities – Nerves, stomach, mucous membranes, intestines, bile ducts

    Conditions it can help – sour acidity, headache during a thunderstorm, deep yellow discharges, and excess stiffness after moderate exercise due to too much lactic acid in muscles


    Body affinities – head, glands – liver, bile pancreas, intestines, and chest

    Conditions it can help – This remedy is particularly effective where there has been an injury to the head – even a long time after the injury. It is always the first remedy to consider in this situation.  If you experience a grumbly tummy and then urgency of spluttering stool in the morning after rising use this remedy! It is a big help to those who have rattling asthma as a result of a damp environment


    Tissue Salts – Others


    Body affinities – skin, nerves, glands, bones, cartilage, mucous membranes

    Conditions where it can help -Where someone is experiencing weak nails or bones this remedy should also be considered. I have used it so many times to address brittle nails and other skin issues.  Other conditions that Silica deals with are regular infections such as colds, sinusitis, boils, styes, fungal symptoms or tonsillitis


    Body affinities- blood, circulation, heart, brain vasomotor nerves mucous membranes

    Conditions where it can help – this remedy is a gentle support for those suffering from anaemia, the low dose taken regularly allows the body to absorb gently but regularly. This remedy is also useful for soreness and bleeding after an operation. Early stages of illness where there are no particular symptoms


    Body affinities – nerves and muscles

    Conditions where it can help – Magnesium is an amazing mineral and is incredibly supportive for those suffering from cramp and nerve pains. Cramping, shooting and constricting pains are all helped by Mag Phos. Those needing Mag Phos are often restless and unable to settle as their muscles are cramping or stiff and causing them discomfort

    The tissue salts can play an important role in your health and I hope now you understand the individual salts you will take advantage of these valuable substances.


    These low dose salts are repeated on a daily basis to address particular defiencies or they can be used as a combination of all 12 in one tablet. They are taken several times a day and according to symptoms, once the symptoms are gone you can stop. I recommend them after or during an illness as a way of supporting the body in its recovery process