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Dr Schuessler's biochemical Tissue Salts

Please note that some Tissue Salts show two numbers in the heading, the first number represents the numbering system used in the English speaking countries while the numbers in brackets (#..) are representing the numbering system originally used by Schuessler in Germany and is used in German speaking countries.

Tissue Salts No 1 to 12

No 1 (# 1) – Calcium fluoratum – Elasticity Restorer

The deficiency: furrow and brownish discoloration

Calcium Fluoride helps maintain tissue elasticity and is beneficial for conditions associated with over-relaxed fibres, general relaxation of the tissue such as piles, sluggish circulation and eczema. This would include dilated blood vessels such as with haemorrhoids, enlarged and varicose veins. Assists normal blood circulation and the treatment of cracked skin, muscle strain and injured ligaments. It may also be indicated with diseases affecting the surface of the bones, cracks and cuts in the skin and if the tooth enamel is in poor condition.

No 2 (# 2) – Calcium phosphoricum – Cells & muscles

Calcium phosphoricum helps building the cells, for it helps to split protein into amino acids, which are the building stones of all cell formation. It helps the build-up of blood corpuscles and may assist during teething. It also aids the prevention of muscular cramps and pain during menstruation, especially helpful for younger girls. It is beneficial for anaemia, bone diseases, constitutional weakness and ailments that prove obstinate. Calcium phosphoricum is a general nutrition tonic and often indicates that there has been defective nutrition. As this Tissue Salt assists in digestion and assimilation it is excellent after surgery when the digestive system has slowed right down. Calcium phosphoricum is also recommended for the treatment of anaemia in conjunction with Ferrum phosphoricum.

No 3 (# 12) – Calcium sulfuricum – Purifier & Shock

Calcium sulfuricum is a constituent of connective tissue, mucous membranes and skin and helps clear away accumulations of non-functional decaying matter. This material may otherwise lay dormant or slowly decay and damage surrounding tissue. Calcium sulfuricum is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, etc. Calcium sulfuricum helps in the removal of waste products and it has a cleansing and purifying effect throughout the system. This Tissue Salt supplements the action of Kalium muriaticum in the treatment of (adult) acne and catarrh and is indicated if there is a deficiency in the connective tissues where skin eruptions turn to abscesses and ulcers.

No 4 (# 3) – Ferrum phosphoricum – Anti-Inflammatory

The deficiency: bluish-black discoloration

Regarded as the Oxygen Carrier, Ferrum phosphoricum is beneficial for any inflammatory or feverish condition. It is the chief remedy in headaches of children. Whenever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation – heat, pains, redness, throbbing, or quickened pulse. It is beneficial during the first stage of acute diseases, common cold, bronchitis, measles, respiratory infection, acute rheumatism, etc. This mineral assists in maintaining normal body resistance to disease. It may also be used, after being dissolved as a paste, on wounds, cuts and abrasions where there is bleeding.

No 5 (# 4) – Kalium muriaticum – Detoxifyer

Kalium muriaticum is helpful for conditions affecting the respiratory system – coughs, colds, bronchitis, tonsillitis, as well as ulcerated sore throat, catarrhal infection of the middle ear. It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion curing colds and sinusitis. Kalium muriaticum is beneficial for the lymphatic glands and in problems associated with thick white or greyish discharges, or where there are glandular or chronic rheumatic swellings. Works well with Calcium sulfuricum to cleanse and purify the blood. Very useful in infantile eczema, and with Ferrum phosphoricum for a variety of children's ailments. Other key symptoms include white-coated tongue and light coloured stool. Kalium muriaticum is important in digestive disturbances, especially from eating fatty or rich food.

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No 6 (# 5) – Kalium phosphoricum – Nerves & Brain

Kalium phosphoricum is useful for treatment of nervous conditions such as headaches, nervous exhaustion, dyspepsia, insomnia, depression and lowered vitality. Also consider for shingles and nervous asthma together with Magnesium phosphoricum. It is particularly valuable for emotional irritability, depression, nervousness, and children’s tantrums.

No 7 (# 6) – Kalium sulfuricum – Pancreas & pigmentation

The deficiency: pigmentation

Kalium sulfuricum works in conjunction with Ferrum phosphoricum, as an oxygen carrier and has a beneficial effect on respiratory and circulatory functions. It is also useful for the skin and minor eruptions with scaling or sticky exudation such as with dandruff, chicken pox, etc. Kalium sulfuricum may also give relief from catarrhal problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge (mucous membranes of the nose or vagina). A deficiency of Kalium sulfuricum causes a lack of oxygen leading to chilliness flashes of heat and shifting pains in the limbs. It is valuable in the treatment of Psoriasis, Athlete's foot and brittle nails.

Often used towards the end of a cold, when the discharge is profuse and frequent. It is sometimes beneficial for shifting acute rheumatic pains. It opens the pores of the skin, brings blood to the surface and promotes perspiration. For this reason it is often beneficial in alternation with Ferrum phosphoricum for fever, when the temperature rises in the evening.

No 8 (# 7) – Magnesium phosphoricum – Pain- & Cramps

Another mineral element of bones, teeth, brain, nerves, blood and muscle cells. Magnesium phosphoricum is beneficial for the treatment of muscular cramps, spasms and minor nerve problems. It is the main remedy for complaints of a spasmodic nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps, palpitations, spasmodic cough, toothache, neuralgia and acute pains in general. It is an important remedy for baby’s colic, as it’s beneficial in many cases exhaustion due to emotional upset.


This salt quickly relieves muscular twitches, hiccups and sharp twinges of pain. Symptoms are usually worse from cold and touch, and better for heat, pressure or bending double. Take frequently until relief is obtained.

No 9 (# 8) – Natrium muriaticum – Water Distributor

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The main facial signs are big pores and with a longterm deficiency spongy skin. Excessive moisture or dryness anywhere in the body is a good indicator for Natrium muriaticum, and symptoms are many and varied. One of the most important Tissue Salts as two thirds of our body is made up of water and hence dysfunction in this area can lead to widespread problems. Considered the Water Salt, Natrium muriaticum helps control the degree of moisture in the tissues, and as such is beneficial for temporary relief of conditions such as watery colds, (runny nose and eye watering symptoms), sneezing, un-refreshing sleep, low spirits with a hopeless feeling, loss of taste and smell, dry skin, headache with constipation.

No 10 (# 9) – Natrium phosphoricum – Acidity

The deficiency: pimples, impure skin

Natrium phosphoricum helps maintain the alkalinity of the blood, emulsifies fatty acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood. Thus, Natrium phosphoricum may help also young children who have been fed too much sugar and are suffering from an acid condition of the system. It also aids the temporary relief of gastric indigestion, dyspepsia, heartburn and intestinal worms.

A constituent of blood, muscle, nerve, brain cells and the fluid between cells. Natrium phosphoricum is needed in all complaints related to hyper-acidity. Also regulates bile. Use to treat gastric reflux or indigestion, all types of inflammation particularly relating to gout or rheumatism, burning with diarrhoea and stinging vaginal discharge.

No 11 (# 10) – Natrium sulfuricum – Liver support


The deficiency shows in the face as puffy eyes (above or beneath the eye). Eliminates excessive water from tissues, blood and other body fluids. It also acts as a cleanser and purifier of toxins from the fluid surrounding every cell of the body. It is necessary for healthy functioning of the liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas. Indicated for all ailments of, or affecting the liver e.g. biliousness, liver troubles, digestive upsets and sandy deposits in urine, brown-green coating of the tongue, bitter taste. Particularly important in treating rheumatic complaints, gout and influenza as it eliminates the associated toxic fluids from the system. Helps dispel languid feelings experienced during humid weather.

No 12 (# 11) – Silicea – Skin & Connective Tissue

The deficiency: wrinkles, crow feets

A biochemical cleanser and eliminator, Silicea is part of all connective tissue cells. It promotes suppuration and the discharge of wastes, thereby often initiating the healing process by dispersing potentially harmful accumulates such as with skin eruptions and toxic blood conditions, abscesses, boils, etc. In the first stage of any swellings, Ferrum phosphoricum and Kalium muriaticum should be given, but should these tissue salts fail to check the process, Silica should be taken to ripen the abscess and promote it’s discharge. Silicea is also beneficial for the normal health and strength of hair and nails. It can help encourage a foreign body from the body and hence is helpful for grass seeds. It complements Calcium and in fact does the sculpting work to make sure that Calcium is laid down in the most appropriate areas (hence its role in Calcium deficiencies of the young and osteoarthritis of the old).

Additional Tissue Salts No 13 to 27

No 13 to 27 are supplementary substances, which Dr Schuessler has not been able to determine due to not advanced enough analysis methods. The additional Tissue Salts are very helpful and recommended for modern illnesses, but always together with the basic Tissue Salts # 1-12.

No 13 – Kalium arsenicosum

Skin problems, hormones
Helps: with itching eczema and states of weakness
Benefits: Menopause, intestinal complaints, warts

No 14 – Kalium bromatum

Nerve problems & tension
Supports: Relaxation and sleep (tension related)
Benefits: Headache, migraine, restlessness

No 15 – Kalium jodatum

Depression, thyroid complaints
Helps: with depressed mood and dry skin
Benefits: Heart & brain activity, racing heart, dizziness, sweating

No 16 – Lithium chloratum

Blood cleanser, rheumatism, gout
Helps: with conditions resulting from renal and urinary disorders
Benefits: Herpes, urethral inflammation, renal disease, arteriosclerosis

No 17 – Manganum sulfuricum

Cartilage complaints, blood
Helps: with rheumatoid arthritis, infertility, pregnancy, weak nerves
Benefits: Diabetes and hepatitis, osteoporosis

No 18 – Calcium sulfuratum

Blood cleanser, heavy metal
Promotes: Elimination of oxidation and harmful substances
Benefits: Exhaustion with weight loss, amalgam poisoning (Mercury)

No 19 – Cuprum arsenicosum

CNS Central nervous system disorders
Promotes: Elimination of heavy metal poisoning, antioxidants
Associated: Parkinson, MS
Benefits: Articular pain, falling sickness, osteoporosis, pregnancy, rheumatism, melanin production

No 20 – Kalium aluminium

Nerve disorders, memory
Promotes: Elimination of heavy metal, helps nervous system
Associated: Alzheimer, Parkinson
Benefits: Digestion, bloating, mucous membranes, dizziness

No 21 – Zincum chloratum

Blood disorders, immune system
Promotes: Elimination of heavy metal and acidity
Associated: Multiple Sclerosis
Benefits: Infertility, prostate complaints, white spots on nails, thin hair, slow wound healing

No 22 – Calcium carbonicum

Ageing, mucosa
Helps: with chronic mucous membrane complaints, severe exhaustion, bones, kid's growth
Benefits: Anti ageing, permanent stress, weak constitution

No 23 – Natrium bicarbonicum

Acidity, pancreas
Boosts: Metabolism, supports waste elimination
Benefits: Heartburn, uric acid, slow metabolism

No 24 – Arsenum jodatum

Allergies, skin
Helps: with symptoms of allergies, intestinal disorders
Benefits: Bluish extremities, bronchitis, hay fever, night sweat, rashes, wet eczema

No 25 – Aurum chloratum

Hormonal balance, Melatonin production
Helps: with women’s diseases, hormone production and eye sight
Benefits: Blood pressure, liver Disease, rheumatism, immune system, sleeping disturbances

No 26 – Selenium

Immune booster, growth, antioxidant
Supports: Immune system, heavy metal elimination and eye metabolism
Benefits: Dry skin, herpes, infertility, liver detoxification, psoriasis

No 27 – Kalium bichromicum

Sugar replacement, Glucose metabolism
Support: with diabetes and cholesterol, liver
Benefits: Mucous membrane complaints, permanent stress

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