Unfortunately, any refinement, processing, extraction, or addition (salt, sugar, chemicals, preservatives, etc.,) to food destroys the natural mineral combination. This, together with modern agricultural methods, can mean that many plants we consume may be severely lacking in essential mineral elements.
When a specific mineral deficiency is suspected, the diet may be supplemented with natural mineral food supplements. These products provide a significant support for a healthy life, if the diet is inadequate.
BIOCHEMIC MINERAL SALTS
In the early nineteenth Century, Doctor W.H. Schuessler – noted German physiological chemist and physicist, identified 12 “tissue salts“, which he located in every human cell. These tissue salts or “Cell salts“are vital mineral constituents of the body. They combine with organic substances in the body to produce and maintain the infinite number of tissue-cells of which the human body is composed. Thus, any cell salt deficiency or imbalance may result in illness – the symptoms varying according to the deficient “biochemic“cell salt. Dr Schuessler found that if the body was lacking in any of these salts, loss of health occurred. However he went on to state that if the deficiency was corrected, the body could in fact, heal itself.
It is important to note that Schuessler`s Biochemic Cell Salts are NOT drugs, but valuable micro dose cell foods prepared homeopathically in an extremely subdivided form which ensures rapid and easy assimilation, for the speedy restoration of the natural balance of the body system.
CALC FLUOR (Calcium Fluoride)
Calcium Fluoride helps maintain tissue elasticity and is beneficial for conditions associated with over-relaxed fibres. This would include dilated blood vessels such as with hemorrhoids, enlarged and varicose veins. Calcium Fluoride is also found in the enamel of teeth and bone surfaces. Assists normal blood circulation and the treatment of cracked skin, muscle strain, and injured ligaments. It helps strengthen the blood vessels, bones, and teeth.
CALC PHOS (Calcium Phosphate)
A beneficial influence on digestion and assimilation, Calcium Phosphate is the bone cell salt and is also present in the teeth. It helps the build-up of blood corpuscles and may assist during teething, puberty, convalescence and in later years. It also aids the prevention of muscular cramps and pain during menstruation, especially helpful for younger girls. Beneficial for anemia, bone diseases, constitutional weakness, and ailments that prove obstinate.
CALC SULPH (Calcium Sulphate)
A constituent of connective tissue, mucous membranes and skin. Calcium Sulphate helps clear away accumulations of non-functional decaying matter. This material may otherwise lay dormant or slowly decay and damage surrounding tissue. Calcium Sulphate is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, etc.
FERRUM PHOS (Phosphate of Iron)
Regarded as the “Oxygen Carrier“, Phosphate of Iron is beneficial for any inflammatory or feverish condition. Whenever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation – heat, pains, redness, throbbing, or quickened pulse. Beneficial during the first stage of acute diseases, common cold, bronchitis, respiratory infection, acute rheumatism, etc., Iron assists in maintaining normal body resistance to disease.
KALI MUR (Potassium Chloride)
Potassium Chloride may assist with the temporary relief of minor respiratory disorders, such as wheeziness and chestiness. It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion curing colds and sinusitis. Potassium Chloride is beneficial for the lymphatic glands and in problems associated with thick white or grayish skin discharges, or where there is glandular swelling. Especially useful for problems such as ulcerated sore throat, tonsillitis, catarrhal infection of the middle ear. Usually used in conjunction with Ferrum Phosphate.
KALI PHOS (Potassium Phosphate)
A constituent of nerve and brain cells, Potassium Phosphate is a useful nerve tonic. This tissue salt is indicated in cases where there is stress and tension and nervous symptoms appear. Particularly valuable for emotional irritability, depression, nervousness, children's tantrums.
KALI SULPH (Potassium Sulphate)
Potassium Sulphate works in conjunction with Phosphate of Iron, as an oxygen carrier, to have 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. Potassium Sulphate may also give relief from catarrhal problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge. Particularly from the mucous membranes of the nose or vagina. Often used towards the end of a cold, when the discharge is profuse and frequent. 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 Phos. For fever, when the temperature rises in the evening.
MAG PHOS (Magnesium Phosphate)
Another mineral element of bones, teeth, brain, nerves, blood and muscle cells. Magnesium Phosphate is beneficial for the treatment of muscular cramps, spasms, and minor nerve problems. It is the chief remedy for complaints of a spasmodic nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps, palpitations, spasmodic cough, toothache, neuralgia, and acute pains in general. Important remedy for baby´s colic. Beneficial in many cases of exhaustion due to emotional upset.
NAT. MUR (Sodium Chloride)
Considered the “Water Salt“, Sodium Chloride 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) It may also assist with tissue dryness, some cases of constipation and is helpful in certain conditions of backache or digestive disturbances arising from too little acid.
NAT. PHOS. (Sodium Phosphate)
Sodium Phosphate helps maintain the alkalinity of the blood emulsifies fatty acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood. Thus, Sodium Phosphate may help 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, intestinal worms, and mild rheumatic tendencies.
NAT. SULPH (Sodium Sulphate)
Sodium Sulphate helps balance the amount of water in the tissues and if necessary, eliminates excess fluid. It is a Biochemic aid for the liver, spleen, and kidneys. As such, Sodium Sulphate may aid the temporary relief of biliousness, liver troubles, digestive upsets and some influenza symptoms. Helps dispel languid feelings experienced during humid weather.
SILICA (Silicon Oxide)
A Biochemic Cleanser and eliminator, Silicon oxide 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 swelling, Ferr Phos. And Kali Mur 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. Silicon Oxide is also beneficial for the normal health and strength of hair and nails.
This natural form of medicine is about – diagnosing which mineral salt(s) are lacking in the organism – establishing the cause – thereby being able to temporarily supplement the required Mineral Salt in order to stimulate the cell system, increasing the organisms own natural defense mechanisms, assisting in the prevention of illness. Furthermore it is a natural and inexpensive remedy which can be an excellent complimentary treatment and moreover is compatible with Allopathic medicine. – Schuessler Mineral Salt Supplements are only available from Health Practitioners.
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