Tissue salts or” Cell salts” are minerals that should be present in our body for us to function properly. When they’re missing, we feel weak and unbalanced, and ultimately, sick. Homeopath Eva Schoenfeld of the Academy of Tissue Salts and Facial Analysis explains: ‘In the past we could easily replace lost minerals through our normal daily nutrition, but in modern life ’empty’ food harvested from drained soil leads to constant mineral depletion in the human body.’ Margaret Roberts’ book ‘Tissue Salts for Healthy Living’ contains important information on the topic.
What are they? Why do we need them?
With the correct amounts of tissue salts, the body can heal and restore itself from within. But we lose minerals through stress, worry, bad nutrition, industrially tainted food, electro-pollution (from cell phones, microwaves, computers), through environmental toxins (insecticides, pesticides, preservatives etc.), as well as exposure to heavy metals such as amalgam dental fillings, lead, aluminum and contaminated drinking water.
History of tissue salts
Dr. Willhelm Scheussler, a 19th Century German doctor, discovered tissue salts. His research established that each human cell contains 12 minerals and that these minerals should be present in all living cells, to ensure good health. Inorganic salts were first used as homeopathic remedies by Samuel Hahnemann, and further developed by Scheussler. Mineral deficiencies will inhibit the proper functioning of living cells. Vitamins and supplements can only get cellular acceptance provided the cells are adequately mineral-enriched and balanced in the first place.
Let’s explain with an example:
When the iron level in the cells is depleted, the body is unable to absorb the iron. But once one has had sufficient tissue salts and refilled its deposits, the body will be able to absorb the iron, and that is the same case with every vitamin or food supplement.
12 basic tissue salts
Tissue salts can be used on their own, or in recommended combinations, to treat a wide variety of ailments.
- Number 1: Calc fluor- Tissue elasticity restorer
- Number 2: Calc phos – Cell restorer
- Number 3: Calc sulf- Blood purifier, purulent agent
- Number 4: Ferr phos – Anti-inflammatory
- Number 5: Kali mur – Detoxifying agent
- Number 6: Kali phos – Nerve and brain cell agent
- Number 7: Kali sulf- Metabolism, pancreas conditioner
- Number 8: Mag phos – Pain and cramp killer
- Number 9: Nat mur – Water distributor
- Number 10: Nat phos – Acidity neutralizer
- Number 11: Nat sulf – Liver cleanser
- Number 12: Silica – Skin and connective tissue conditioner
There are 15 supplementary substances (numbers 13 to 27).
How to use them?
Tissue salts are safe, cheap and efficient.
They are suitable for babies, adults, animals.
However, it’s always best to check with your health practitioner, beforehand.