Cell Salts, also known as Tissue Salts or Schussler salts are homeopathic medicines. Nevertheless, they are considered to be a specific subcategory among homeopathic medicines. Homeopaths, naturopaths integrate them into their practice. They are used by health care practitioners to help patients with different conditions. Let’s discover their specificities and history.
Where do the Schüssler salts come? A bit of history.
Tissue Salts are also named Schüssler salts because there were introduced by Dr. Wilhem Schüssler, a German physician. He theorized that there are 12 mineral salts common to all cells and tissues. For this, he studied human ashes and found 12 minerals remaining in these ashes at distinct levels. Then, he correlated certain mineral deficiencies with patterns of illness.
Dr Schüssler believed that these salts were vital for the regular functioning of the body’s cells and that if the body experienced a deficiency in these substances, it would lead to disease and common health concerns.
What are the benefits of Cell Salts ?
Cells salts are believed to support mineral imbalances in the body, stimulating our body’s innate ability to heal itself. They are formulated to support body’s health and healing process by regulating cell’s mineral levels. The intake of cell salt will balance the level of minerals in the body. A good level of each mineral must be present to be in good health.
Tissue salts have many benefits. They are great for helping with minor health issues like colds, runny nose, congestion, sore throats, stress, headaches, indigestion, muscle cramps and pains, skin eruptions, anxiety, heartburn, fatigue… Each salt has many properties and can be given to address different situations.
The choice of the good one, to address patients’ needs, will be made by the health care practitioner. Ask your healthcare practitioner to determine which tissue salt is the most appropriate for you.
How do healthcare professionals use Schüssler salts in their practice?
A word from Paula Jeffrey, Homeopath
“ Tissue salts have become a vital part of my practice, especially for supporting clients in times of stress where mineral levels are depleted at higher rates than normal, such as pregnancy, childhood development, or general stress. Many clients then go on to learn how to use them for at home prescribing in acute symptoms – I love the gentleness and versatility of the tissue salts! “
About Paula Jeffrey: Paula Jeffrey is a Homeopath based in Winnipeg with a passion for making Homeopathy easy to digest for all who need it. Her work focuses on classes for home prescribing, re-imagining & honouring classical homeopathy, and helping her clients navigate chronic dis-ease in a new, more empowered way.
What are cell salts?
There are 12 mineral salts :
The 12 Schüssler cell salts are: Calcarea fluorica, Calcarea phosphorica, Calcarea sulphurica, Ferrum phosphoricum, Kalium muriaticum, Kalium phosphoricum, Kalium sulphuricum, Magnesia phosphorica, Natrum muriaticum, Natrum phosphoricum, Natrum sulphuricum, Silicea.
And you can also find a 13th reference which is a combination of all of them.
Most of the time, Tissue Salts come in tablet format. The “Schussler” process requires to make a trituration of the mineral and add lactose to it. They are prepared according to homeopathic pharmaceutical principles/dilution in trituration. They are most of the time prepared at a 6DH homeopathic dilution.
Boiron’s Tissue Salts
At Boiron, we have a complete range of 13 Cell Salts : 12 Single Mineral Cell Salts and 1 combination of the 12.
They are made according to Dr Shussler’s original principles, respecting pharmaceutical standards. At Boiron, we are committed to manufacture high-quality health solutions.
Boiron Schüssler cell salts are for the whole family. They can be taken by infants, children and adults.
Tablets dissolve in the mouth so they are easy to take. To children under 5 we recommend dissolving tablet in a small amount of water before administration.
You can find them in Natural Health Store or online: here
How to take Boiron Tissue Salts?
For adults and children from 12 years old: we recommend taking 2 tablets, 1 to 4 times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.
For Infants and children (0-11 years old): we recommend taking 1 tablet, 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner.
For children older than 5 years, allow tablet to dissolve in the mouth. Dissolve tablet in a small amount of water before administration to children under 5.
Tissue salt can be taken in combination with other medicines (homeopathic or not).
Curious about how Schüssler salt could help you? Ask your health care practitioner to advise you!