What are Cell Salts?
Cell Salts are a group of homeopathic remedies made from minerals.
2 words: Cell - meaning used on the cellular level and
Salts - meaning mineral or minerals salts. They are made as a homeopathic remedy generally in a 6X potency.
What makes them awesome?
Cell salts are made from the basic minerals your cells need to thrive. They are immediately absorbed through the saliva in the mouth, so are safe for folks with digestive issues. They have no additives or binders, so the minerals your body needs go straight to the cells. Cell salt minerals are cofactors in enzyme activity and energy production, so they are great for healing and restoring depleted tissues in the body.
Cell salts also have a homeopathic effect. There are 12 main cell salts to choose between, so prescribing them is simple and direct, even those new to homeopathy can get it right!
Who do they help?
Cell salts can be used by anyone: babies to adults, healthy or unhealthy. They taste like sugar, dissolve completely in water and have no major side effects, so they will not interfere with medications or supplementation. They are most useful to rebuild tissues in cases of depletion. Great for healing bones, teeth, muscles, skin, and connective tissues!
Where can I get them?
There are a few different brands of cell salts on the market and they can usually be purchased at local health food stores or retail locations carrying homeopathic remedies. Hyland’s brand is perhaps the most well known and trusted.
Details, Details, Details
The 12 major cell salts with a brief description of the conditions addressed by each:
#1 Calc Fluor. 6x: (Calcium Floride)
The main focus of this remedy is on the teeth, tendons and ligaments, bones, joints and the muscle-skeletal system, producing hard growths. It also works on swollen glands and removes the tendency to adhesions after operations.
#2 Calc Phos. 6x (Calcium Phosphate)
Calc Phos is an important remedy for growth and development. A very good remedy for Children, Infants, Pregnancy & the Elderly. #1 remedy for Osteoporosis! Also helps with delayed growth, teething and colic, TMJ and feelings of overwhelm.
#3 Calc Sulph. 6x (Calcium Sulphate)
For skin diseases especially with pus, abscess, boils, carbuncles (many boils) or furuncle (a single boil), it helps the body with re-absorption of deeper boils. Also treats cracked hands and feet and vaginitis with yellow discharge.
#4 Ferrum Phos. 6x (Ferrum Phosphoricum)
Our 1st Aid Cell Salt: for all acutes and first aid. It is the rescue remedy of the cell salts. 1st stage of all acute diseases & it’s great for the end stage of disease, convalescent. Use for inflammation of any tissue except bone, in anemia, easy bruising, general sore throat and fever. Also used to increase oxygenation in performance athletes (and racehorses)!
#5 Kali Mur. 6x (Potassium Chloride)
Used for colds with runny nose or sinusitis with white or clear mucous and ear infections with excess fluid on the ear. Also great for dandruff, swimmer’s ear and hearing loss following an ear infection. Treats: vaginitis with eggwhite-like or milky discharge.
#6 Kali Phos. 6x (Potassium Phosphoricum)
Remedy for nervous exhaustion, when person is nervous, restless, sensitive or easy startled. Treats: brain fog, memory difficulties and stress from taking on too much.
#7 Kali Sulph. 6x (Potassium sulfate)
Effects lungs (esp. mucous membranes) and skin. Indicated for upper respiratory infections or sinusitis with thick yellow mucous. Also good for eczema in which the skin itches and peels off, worse at night. Also treats dandruff, earaches, loss of hair and any yellow colored discharge (stools, diarrhea, tongue coating, vaginitis).
#8 Mag Phos. 6x (Magnesium phosphate)
Remedy for cramps and muscle spasms (esp. leg and foot cramps). Also great for shooting pain, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches over the eyes, hand cramps, menstrual or stomach cramps, back “going out” or whiplash if pain feels MUCH better from heat and massage/pressure.
#9 Nat Mur. 6x (Sodium Chloride)
Remedy for keeping fluid balance in the body and respiratory conditions with clear discharge. Great anti-histamine effect. Also similar to homeopathic: grief for lost love, craves salt, headaches like little nails being hammered into head, worse sun. #1 remedy for cold sores and genital herpes.
#10 Nat Phos. 6x (Sodium Phosphate)
This remedy is the acid balancer. Used to support detoxification, to counteract high acidic diets, gout and reflux. Helps the body to deal with food allergies and hives. #1 remedy for Diabetes and also used in cystitis and to boost the kidneys.
#11 Nat Sulph. 6x (Sodium Sulphate)
Remedy to support the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Works with both acute and chronic liver conditions. CAN’T STAND DAMPNESS! Also used for asthma in children, worse dampness and 5-6am, yellow mucous. Great during hot, humid weather with joint stiffness/arthritis and nausea. Also for post head injuries in which the personality has changed following concussion.
#12 Silica 6x (Sand)
This remedy firms up “everything.” Best used to counter feelings of weakness, exhaustion, fragility, lack of stamina/grit. Used to get strength back. Also helpful in children and pet who have problems with vaccinations or chronic illness (ear infections esp.). #1 remedy for removing foreign objects (splinters) and reducing scars.
How do I take them?
Dosage for cells salts is generally 5-20 tablets/day. Placing the tablets in water and drinking them over the course of the day is a nice way to enjoy taking the remedy and keep you hydrated!