The cell salts are also great for people of any age. The two groups of people who benefit the most from using the cell salts are children between the ages of 0 – 3 a period when there is rapid growth in children. In children you can really build them up especially during growth. During growth periods you can use them for extended periods of time giving them daily for 1 to 2 years at a time. The elderly benefit because they are gentle, yet helps to nourish and to balance deficiency. For the elderly and children it is a way of doing homeopathy nutritionally. 6X is = to 1 part per million. 12X is one part per billion. Homeopathy raises the vital force, the cell salts rebuild. Homeopathy has a bigger range of action especially psychologically. The tissue salts have a narrower range but rebuild. In a way the cell salts are the “vitamins & minerals” of homeopathy. When a homeopathic remedy relapses, the cell salts come in and stabilizes it. You can take a Cell Salt remedy for 6 months to a year for supporting a chronic problem.

Dosing: Remedies are taken generally 4 tablets 4X a day but they can be used acutely much more frequently, for example Mag Phos is one of the best remedies for hiccups and can be taken every 5 minutes as needed. You can be very flexible with the doses depending on the circumstances.

The cell salts are broken into 5 groups. The biggest groups of cell salts by far are the calcium group. Calcium cell salts are frequently our true constitutional remedies. Calcium Carbonate i.e. Calc Carb is the biggest single remedy used in homeopathy.

1) Calcium group Calc Flor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph
2) Sodium group Nat Mur, Nat Phos, Nat Sulph
3) Kali group (Potassium group) Kali Mur, Kali Phos, Kali Sulph,
4) Magnesium group Mag Phos
5) Ferrum (Iron) Ferrum Phos
6) Silica or Silicea

Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium are in 9 of the 12 remedies. Sulphur is in 3 remedies.

An example of the connection between the cell salts and homeopathic remedies is colocynth is a plant that is highest in the mineral magnesium. Its biggest symptom keynote is severe abdominal or pelvic pain. They bend over double and deep pressure feels better. The cell salt Mag Phos is the complementary remedy but they like a hot water bottle placed over the point of pain. These are both used for basically the same health problem but with a variation. Pulsatilla has the same relationship to Kali Sulph, so it has a similar symptom picture so Kali Sulph can be considered the cell salt equivalent of it. You can understand the actions of many plant and mineral remedies in homeopathy when you understand the actions of the cell salts.

Calcarea Fluorica
(Calc Flour)
Elasticity Salt – tissue builder, muscular weakness, impaired circulation. For hemorrhoids, varicose veins and muscular soreness

Calcarea Phosphorica
(Calc Phos)
General tonic – General nutrient, ideal tonic,
impaired digestion and chilblains

Calcarea Sulfurica
(Calc Sulph)
Blood purifier, minor skin ailments, pimples and slow healing wounds

Ferrum Phosphoricum
(Ferr Phos)
Oxygen carrier, coughs, colds, chills,
fever, headaches, inflammations

Kalium Muriaticum
(Kali Mur)
Blood conditioner, congestion, coughs, colds, bronchitis,
The Children’s Remedy

Kalium Phosphoricum
(Kali Phos)
Nerve nutrient, nervous exhaustion, depression, irritability

Kalium Sulfuricum
(Kali Sulph)
Oxygen exchanger, bronchial catarrh, minor skin eruptions with scaling, brittle nails, poor hair condition

Magnesia Phosphorica
(Mag Phos)
Nerve stabilizer, spasmodic pains, cramps, neuralgia, flatulence

Natrum Muriaticum
(Nat Mur)
Water distributor, dryness or excessive moisture in any part of the body, colds, loss of smell

Natrum Phosphoricum
(Nat Phos)
Acid neutralizer, digestive upsets, heartburn, rheumatic pain

Natrum Sulfuricum
(Nat Sulph)
The liver salt – excess water eliminator, biliousness, influenza

The Cleanser, impure blood, boils, pus formations

To learn about the Schuessler’s Homeopathy and more details, please refer below references.


[1] The 12 Tissue Remedies of Schussler by BOERICKE W.
[2] Peter Brodhead CN”, The 12 Tissue Salts or Cell Salt Remedies Fundamental homeopathic remedies, A lecture presented by Peter Brodhead CN 5/22/01, –
[3] Robin Murphy ND – Lecture notes, Homeopathic Cell Salts Lecture, Saturday & Sunday, October 9th & 10th 1999 Atlanta, GA
[4] Homeopathic Remedy Guide by Robin Murphy 1/2000
[5] Repertory & Materia Medica of the Biochemic Remedies – Dr. S.R. Phatak 1937
[6] Homeopathy and Minerals – Jan Scholten 1993