The Twelve Cell Salts and Some of
Their Keynote Symptoms
Cells Salts are taken dry or in water or as
directed by your Homeopath to support the types of conditions
They can be take alone or along with the
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Standard Dosing of Homeopathic Cell Salts
by Kari Kindem, AIT, CCH, CFHom,
CEASE, Homeopathic Detox Therapy, HTMA Practitioner
Homeopathic Cell Salts hold a
unique position in homeopathic medicine as being in between being a supplement (containing the material substance) and
being a homeopathic remedy (potentized).
Cells Salts are made in an "X"
potency. This potency means that there is a dilution of 1:10 and it has
been done as many times as the number in front of the "X". The potencies
for cell salt are 3X, 6X, 12X and 24X potencies.
Because cell salts are both
a material substance and potentized, we want to mix both
ways of delivery – dry and water.
Standard Dosing of Cell Salts
We recommend starting with the 6X in most cases.
Always consult your
Homeopath for the proper cell salt(s) for your chronic case,
potency and any variation from this general type of dosing.
The traditional potency used
is 3X and 6X.
The standard dose amount is 3 – 5
Take 3 - 5 pills DRY the first
thing in the morning. You can take a sip of water after they dissolve if you
Take 3 - 5 pills DRY the
last intake in the evening. You can take a sip of water after they dissolve
if you wish.
Take 3 - 5 pills dissolved
in water throughout the day.
Use a 8 oz - 16 oz. water bottle with the cell salts dissolved in it. Sip
from this bottle throughout the day. This whole volume of water with cell salts added
should be consumed during the day.
Be sure to dose in a clean
mouth. Avoid having any food or drink at least 15 minutes before or
after the cell salts are dosed, with the exception of the water after the
dry tablets are dosed.
This is a combination of all the cell salts listed below, together in one
- #1 CALC FLUOR
(Calcarea Fluorica; Calcium Fluoride)
- poor tooth enamel
- cracks in palms of hands, lips
Found in enamel of bones
and teeth, elastic fibers of the skin, connective tissue and in the
blood vessels. It is used for bony tumors; sluggish circulation; cracks
in the skin, loss of elasticity; rough, loose and sensitive teeth;
delayed dentition; relaxation of tissues and blood vessels causing in
flabby flesh; varicose veins; hemorrhoids and displacements of organs.
- #2 CALC PHOS (Calcarea Phosphorica; Calcium
- teething remedy
- upset stomach
- post-nasal drip
- chronic cold feet
- poor dentition
Found in fertile soil, new
blood cells, bone, gastric juices and dentin of teeth. It is used for
growth problems; broken bones; cramps; spasms; numbness; cold
feelings in the body and head; sluggish circulation; susceptibility to
colds and mucous; spinal curvature; sore breasts; chronic tonsillitis;
cracks in the skin and night sweats.
- #3 CALC SULPH
(Calcarea Sulphurica; Calcium Sulphate)
- sores that heal poorly
- herpes blisters
- pain in forehead
pimples on the face
In nature occurs as
gypsum, alabaster, selenite or commercially known as "plaster of Paris".
Present in connective tissue and in liver cells. Used for cellular
regeneration; infection due to pus; pimples, sore throats, colds,
pancreatic, liver and kidney disturbances; frontal headaches with
nausea; excessive sensitivity of nerves as well as cravings for fruit
- #4 FERRUM PHOS (Ferrum Phosphate; Ferrum
- first stages of inflammation, redness, swelling, early fever
- congestive headache
- sore throat
- loss of voice from overuse
Found in all cells of the
body but primarily in the hemoglobin of red blood cells and in the
muscle cells of the blood and lymph vessels and in hair cells. Used for
acute phases of disease. Increases body development; regulates the
bowels; improves the appetite and relieves debility and listlessness.
Also used in vomiting of food and blood; nosebleeds; teething fever;
inflamed hemorrhoids; retention of urine in children; excessive menses;
congestion, inflammatory pain in general, high temperatures, increased
heart rates, insomnia and congestive headaches.
- #5 KALI MUR
(Kali Muriaticum; Potassium Chloride)
- white mucus, swollen glands
- white or gray coated tongue, glandular swellings
- discharge of white, thick mucus from nose or eyes
- indigestion from rich food
Special affinity for
fibrin and is useful in diseases causing blisters. Indicated in all
inflammatory or catarrhal conditions such as chickenpox, measles, burns
and scalds, leucorrhea (white blood cells flowing out of the system via
diarrhea), jaundice, acne and asthma. It is also used for sluggish
conditions, sore throat, white colored tongue, light colored stools,
coughs and colds.
- #6 KALI PHOS (Kali Phosphoricum; Potassium
- mental/emotional symptoms predominate
- feel as if "I'm too tired to rest."
- anxiety, brain fatigue, irritability, temper-tantrums, sleeplessness, dizziness, nervous asthma
- easily bleeding gums
- helps individuals to cope with life's pressures.
- has a calming effect,
especially where there is nervous tension or "butterflies in the
stomach" before an event or exam.
- assists with digestive problems related to stress.
Found in all cells,
especially the gray matter of the brain, nerves, muscles, blood cells
and plasma. All oxidation processes use this. The exchange of gasses in
respiration and breakdown of fatty tissue depends on it. It is natures'
great "antiseptic" hindering decay in the organism. A remedy for
offensive secretions and excretions, for nerve depression or excitement,
sexual impotence, nervous headaches, lack of pep, ill humor, skin
ailments, occasional sleeplessness, timidity, tantrums, loss of nerve
and mental power or after great mental and bodily strain, and for
nervous giddiness and squinting.
- #7 KALI SULPH (Kali Sulphuricum; Potassium
- yellow mucus, later stages of illness
- congestion and cough worse
- yellow coated tongue
- yellow crusts on eyelids
- gas, poor digestion
Found in epidermis and epithelial cells.
to the cells. Used for hot flashes; chills; weariness; heaviness;
giddiness; boxed in feelings; stomach catarrh; inflammatory conditions;
eruptions of the skin; shifting pains; palpitations; anxiety; fear;
sadness; toothaches; headaches and pains in limbs that tend to increase
indoors especially in warm and close rooms or in the warm air of the
summer; yellow/slimy catarrhal discharges; dandruff; psoriasis and
diseases of the nails (rough or ribbed).
- #8 MAGNESIUM PHOS (Magnesia
Phosphorica; Magnesium Phosphate)
- relieves stomach cramps, heartburn, colic and
- muscle spasms
- cramps and menstrual cramps, if always better with
- trembling of hands
- teeth sensitive to cold
It is a constituent of
bone, teeth, white matter of brain tissue, nerve, muscle and blood cells. Contained in beer and
cereals. Note a craving for beer may mean a deficiency of Mag. Phos. Used for headaches with darting stabs of pain,
muscular twitching, rheumatic pains, throat spasms, muscle cramps,
hiccoughs, squinting, teething, hypertrophy of the prostate gland,
colic, asthma, spasmodic palpitation of the heart, spasmodic yawning,
menstrual pain, stomach cramps, flatulence, neuralgia, sciatica,
insomnia from brain exhaustion and in profuse sweating.
- #9 NAT MUR (Natrum Muriate; Sodium Chloride)
- dryness of body openings
- clear thin mucus
- effects of excess overheating
- itching of hair at nape of neck
- early stage of common colds with clear
- running discharge
- insect bites (applied locally)
Found in every liquid and
solid in the body. A salt craving is indicative of deficiency, but the
molecules of table salt are so big they cannot attach to the cells. It
is the most important cell salt of the body as all the other cells are
dependent on it for their distribution. Used for delirium tremors,
eyestrain, vomiting of watery mucous, hay fever, low spirits, heartburn,
toothaches, craving for salt and salty foods, weak eyes, either excess
of heavy sleep or insomnia, falling hair, early morning headaches,
headaches with constipation, chronic constipation due to dehydration,
rapid pulse intermittent with palpitation, hangnails, cracked finger
tips, numbness of the hands and feet and greasy skin.
- #10 NAT PHOS (Natrum Phosphoricum; Sodium
- simple morning sickness
- acid rising in throat, heartburn (this cell salt
neutralizes stomach acid)
- headache on crown of head
- eyelids glued together in morning
- grinding of teeth in sleep
- pain and sour risings from stomach after eating
- digestive problems such as sour reflux, ulcers,
heartburn, nausea and discomfort indicate a Nat. Phos. deficiency.
- use where the body is overly acidic, acid gets
deposited in the joints, which can result in painful inflammation.
- excess stomach acid
can be avoided by eating foods that are more alkaline, such as almonds
and leafy vegetables. Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol.
- do not take anti-inflammatory drugs as they may
predispose a person to excess stomach acid.
Found in blood, muscles,
nerves and brain cells and in intracellular fluid. Converts lactic acid
into its byproducts. Used for gout, stiffness, swollen joints, lumbago,
inflammatory rheumatism, high cholesterol, acid blood, headaches on top
of the head, sour breath, pain over and inside the eyeballs, red
blotched tongue coated yellow at the root, nausea, loss of appetite and
- #11 NAT SULPH (Natrum Sulphuricum; Sodium
- green stools and other excess bile symptoms
- sensitive scalp
- greenish-gray or greenish-brown coating on tongue
Found in the intercellular
fluids - the fluid between each cell. Draws water out of the cells
helping them to breakdown to be recycled. Used for influenza, humid
asthma, malaria, liver ailments, vesicular eruptions containing serum,
herpes, twitching of hands and feet, constipation, liver and kidney
disorders, gallbladder troubles, earache, burning in nose and mouth,
brownish green coating of the tongue, bitter taste in the mouth,
enlarged prostate and awakening at night with asthma attacks.
- #12 SILICEA (Silicic acid or
- white pus forming conditions
- boils ("homeopathic lancet")
- stony-hard glands
- stye in eye area
- scar tissue
- brittle nails
moms can take doses daily to prevent mastitis
Found in connective tissue
and in the brain. Found in bran, egg whites, hair, nails, epidermis, and
in connective tissue. Used for fatigue, greater mental than physical
strength, over-sensitivity to noises, absentmindedness, crankiness,
headaches from nape of neck to top of head settling in one eye, nausea,
nervous exhaustion, falling hair, sties, floating spots before eyes, red
tip of nose, violent sneezing, thickening of nasal mucus membranes with
congestion, intensely painful hemorrhoids, large abdomen in children,
uric acid deposits in urine, smelly feet and armpits, pus formation,
boils, tonsillitis, stomach pains, brittle / ribbed nails with white
spots and weak ankles.