Cell / Tissue Salts

“Chemistry of the Living Tissues – The Twelve
Zodiacal Cell Salts”

The following information is based on the work and research of
Dr George W. Carey and Dr Willheim H. Schuessler.

“You can trace every sickness, every disease, every ailment to a mineral deficiency”
– Dr Linus Pauling

German physician and biochemist Dr. Wilheim H. Scheussler identified twelve inorganic minerals present in each cell.  These minerals include forms of calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, silica and sodium. These essential salts act as catalysts for cellular bio-chemical processes within the human body. Schuessler proposed that illness was related to a deficiency in one or more of these twelve major mineral substances and when a deficiency is corrected normal cellular function and health is restored. As a Physicist, specialising in homeopathic biochemistry Scheussler devoted many years into the development of the Schuessler tissue salts. Throughout years of research Schuessler identified that it was the compositions of theses minerals which determined cellular function and differentiation. Therefore it is clear and well proven that a balance of these twelve bio-salts are a vital component required for healthy cellular activity and homeostasis.

“The twelve mineral salts are, in a very real sense, the material basis of the organs and tissues of the body and are absolutely essential to their integrity of structure and functional activity. Experiments prove that the various tissue cells will rapidly disintegrate in the absence of the proper proportion of these salts in the circulating fluid. Whereas the maintenance of this proportion insures healthy growth and perpetual renewal.”

 “These mineral salts, therefore, the physical basis of all healing. Regardless of the school employed, if these are absent from the blood and tissues, no permanent cure is possible.”
                        -Dr. Charles W. Littlefield – analytical chemist

Dr George W. Carey and Inez Eudora Perry adapted Schuesslers ideas into a more complex system of esoteric healing which lays very much in harmony with the homeopathy and alchemical traditions. Carey and Perry suggested that each of these inorganic minerals correspond in vibration to one of the twelve signs of the zodiac. As the hermetic axiom “As above, so below, the human body is an epitome of the cosmos therefore the physical and energetic systems of the human body, the tissues and the organs each correspond to one of these signs.

Tissue and Salts Chart


The statement of the Holy Writ, that “man is conceived in sin and bought forth in iniquity” has a three folded meaning: chemical, physiological and astrological.  According to Carey in his book ‘GOD-MAN The word made flesh’, the real meaning is that the human embryo remains nine months within the female reproductive system and during the nine months of gestation the embryo receives and appropriates the creative energies of nine of these salts. Thus falling short three months of completing a solar or ‘soul’ year. The three-month space is the bridge of life and consists of a mineral base foundation.  This is the journey of the ego from the moon to the earth, or conception.  As twelve represents the circle and stands for completion, the human body will always be missing (stones in the temple) cell salts because its period of formation in the womb is only nine months.  Twelve months (12 salts) minus the nine months gestation (9 salts) leaves us with a 90°quadrant of three months where the cellular biosynthesis of these minerals were unable to manifest. These three salts according to Carey are to be supplied after the parting of the umbilical cord. The chemical union of these bio-salts with the organic matter such as lipids, fibrin, albumin etc., forms the various tissues of the body and administers to the physiological needs as represented by the bridge. This bridging allows the cells to respond more harmoniously and completely to the divine energy.

The cell salt corresponding with the sign of the zodiac and function of the body is consumed more rapidly than all the other salt and therefore requiring an extra amount to supply the deficiency caused by the suns influence at that particular time. When someone is under emotional stress people will use up more of the cell salts associated with their Moon sign and south Node of the moon, when these minerals are depleted common symptoms experienced may be anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Identifying and supplementing with the cell salts will strengthens your moon and restore balance.

Understanding vital signs and symptoms of mineral deficiencies and knowing your planetary positions, transits etc. you will be able to identify which cell salts you need to restore optimal health and cellular function. These tissue salts can be applied to assist in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions bacterial, viral and fungal. Common disorders that respond to the tissue salts include colds and flus, gastrointestinal upsets, slow healing wounds, skin disorders, ear and eye infections, headaches, insomnia, and irritability. The cell salts are non-toxic, 100% safe and can be used on all ages. Schuessler Cell salts (Tissue Salts) do contain a small amount of lactose so be mindful to purchase a Tissue salt spray if you are lactose intolerant.

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What cell salts might you need and what to look for in a chart?

    1. Full term birth (nine months – cusp to cusp) the majority of cell salt deficiency will be three.

    1. Full-term birth in the middle of a sign, the deficiency will be at least four.

    1. A premature birth will require 4 + salts will be required.

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Everything contained in the App to learn this system completely whether it be the astrological composition side from birth date, right down to using each mineral separately as a complete daily medicine chest for the whole family, complete with videos, example charts, graphs, and literature from the founders findings from the late 1800’s still solid today, taught and used by millions of people around the world.

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Cell salt deficiencies are visible in the face.
Here are some examples taken from David R. Cards book Facial diagnosis of cell salt deficiencies:

Cell Salt #6
KALI PHOS. (Nerve Nutrient)

Kali Phos. (Potassium Phosphate) is found in the tissues and fluids of the body notably of the brain and nerve cells. It has an antiseptic action and counteracts decay in the organism. Kali Phos. Is indicated for the treatment of nervous headaches, nervous dyspepsia, sleeplessness, depression, languid weariness, lowered vitality, “grumpiness” and many other conditions. Kali Phos. Is not merely a pick me up, it is an important constituent of nerve tissue and consequently has a wide and powerful influence on the bodily functions. It covers ailments comprehended by the nervous system. Kali Phos. Is indicated in the treatment of shingles, to correct the underlying nervous condition. It is helpful for the relief of nervous asthma, in conjunction with Mag Phos., and insomnia when of nervous origin also calls for these two tissue salts.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Brown coating of the tongue
  • Dry tongue
  • Grey ocular part
  • Sunken temples
  • Ash grey chin especially around the chin
  • Bleeding gums
  • Periodontosis
  • Halitosis
  • Absent expression

Cell Salt #11
NAT SULP (Water Eliminator)

Nat. Sulph. (Sodium Sulphate) regulates the density of the intercellular fluids (fluids which baths the tissue cells) by eliminating excess water. This tissue salt largely controls the healthy functioning of the liver, it ensures an adequate supply of free-flowing, healthy bile, so necessary for the later stages of digestion. The removal of the chemical exchanged constantly taking place in the tissue cells, is brought about by the action of Nat Sulp. If conditions arise which allow these waste fluids to accumulate in the blood and tissues, auto-intoxication (self-poisoning) is the result. Nat Sulph ensures the disposal of these poison-charged fluids and its importance in the treatment of rheumatic ailments is therefore elf-evident. Nat Sulph is indicated in the treatment of ailments affecting the liver, e.g. biliousness. Sandy deposits in the urine, watery infiltrations, a brownish-green coating of the tongue and a bitter taste in the mouth are some of the symptoms. It is the principal remedy in the treatment of influenza, eliminating the excess of toxic fluids from the system.

Facial signs and symptoms  of deficiency mar present as:

  • Green- yellow complexion, especially forehead and temples
  • Bluish redness in the nose
  • Bluish redness in front of the ears
  • Redness in the external corner of the eye
  • Tongue looks dirty and greenish

Cell Salt #5
KALI MUR. (Blood Purifier & Glandular Tonic)

Kali Mur. (Potassium Chloride) is a remedy for sluggish conditions. It combines with the organic substance, fibrin. Thus a deficiency of this tissue salt causes fibrin to become non-functional, and to be thrown off in the form of thick, white discharges, giving rise to catarrh and similar symptoms effecting the skin and mucus membrane. Soft glandular swellings call for this remedy: also chronic rheumatic swellings. Its action is complementary to that of Calc sulph, as both remedies are concerned with cleansing and purifying the blood. It is of particular value in the treatment of infantile eczema. In alteration with Ferr Phos it is frequently needed for the treatment of children’s ailments. Kali Mur is the remedy for thick, white fibrinous discharges. Other prominent symptoms are a white-coated tongue and light-coloured stools (lack of bile). Torpidity of the liver is another indication. In alternation with Ferr Phos it is indicated in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, particularly those affecting the respiratory system – coughs, colds, sore throats, tonsillitis, bronchitis, etc. Kali Mur is concerned with the production of saliva and is therefore important in the early stages of digestion. The symptoms may be worse after eating fatty or rich foods and there may be lack of appetite. With Nat Mur it is utilised in the production of hydrochloric acid, and is thus an essential link in the process of digestion.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Milky skin
  • Blue white skin colour
  • Skin like cheese
  • Swollen lymphatic knots
  • White coating of the tongue
  • Mealy skin dandruff
  • Stuck together eyes

Cell Salt #1
CALC FLUOR. (Elasticity Salt)

Calc Fluor. (Calcium Fluoride) is present is the surface of the bones, in the enamel of the teeth and in the elastic fibres of the skin, muscular tissue and blood vessels. A deficiency of calc fluor results in a relaxed condition of the tissues. This tissue salt is indicated wherever symptoms are due to a relaxed condition e.g. enlarged and varicose veins, with associated ulcerations and eczema, plies, sluggish circulation, relaxed throat. It should also be considered for constipation, when due to relaxed muscles of the rectum. A backache with dragging down bearing pain calls for this remedy, and so does chronic synovitis. Calc Fluor is also of value for diseases affecting the surface of the bones, crack and cuts in the skin. A poor condition of the enamel of the teeth calls for this tissue salt.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Calcium Fluoride should not be confused with Sodium Fluoride, which is used for fluoridating water supplies. This has unknown risks experts are typically far from agreeing as to its possible long-term effects.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Square folds around the eyes
  • Diversified folds below the eyes
  • Brown black coloring around the eyes
  • Burst veins
  • Scales in the face
  • Cracked lips, corners of mouth, hands, fingers
  • Periodontosis
  • Shining skin

Cell Salt # 8
MAG PHOS (Nerve Relaxant/ Anti-spasmodic Salt)

Mag Phos. (Magnesium Phosphate) is connected with the nervous system where it supplements the action of Kali Phos. When a deficiency of Mag Phos occurs, the white nerve fibres contract, causing spasms and cramps. This tissue salt is of importance to muscular tissue ensure rhythmic and coherent moment. Mag Phos is quick to relieve pain, especially cramping, shooting, darting or spasmodic pains. Mag Phos is indicated for nerve pains, such as neuralgia, neuritis, sciatica and headaches accompanied by shooting, darting stabs or pain. It relieves muscular twitching, cramps, hiccups, convulsive fits of coughing and those sudden, sharp twinges of pain that are so distressing. It also relieves menstrual pain. Stomach cramps and flatulence respond to treatment with this tissue salt. These symptoms may be aggravated by cold and by touching and are relieved by the application of heat, by pressure and by bending double. The dose may be taken at frequent intervals until relief is obtained.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Red, round spots on the cheeks (always or temporarily)
  • Red spots in the neck
  • Otherwise pale skin
  • Convulsions of the corners of mouth
  • Twitch of the eyelids

Cell Salt #7
KALI SULPH. (Skin Balance)

Kali Sulph. (Potassium Sulphate) has a special affinity for those cells forming the lining of the skin and those forming the internal mucous lining of all internal organs. Together with Ferr Phos, Kali Sulph carries oxygen to the cells and tissues. A deficiency of Kali Sulph causes a lack of oxygen leading to chilliness, flashes of heat, pains in limbs which move from place to place. Kali Sulph is the function remedy of the epidermis and of the epithelium. A deficiency of this tissue salt causes a yellow slimy deposit on the tongue, yellowish or greenish discharge from any of the mucous surfaces and epithelial or epidermal scaling. Hence Kali Sulph is required for certain forms of catarrh and skin troubles with scaling. It is of value in the treatment of Psoriasis and Athlete’s Foot. Brittle nails call for Kali Sulph (also Silica). With Silica and Nat Mur it helps to maintain the hair in a healthy state.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Brown-yellow skin
  • Dark eyelids
  • Yellowish around the mouth
  • Freckles
  • Dandruff on viscous base
  • Sticking head dandruff
  • Yellow and slimy coating of the tongue

Cell Salt #10
NAT PHOS. (Acid Neutraliser)

Nat Phos. (Sodium Phosphate) is present in the blood muscles, nerve and brain cells, as well as in the intercellular fluids. An acid state gives rise to rheumatic troubles, digestive upsets, intestinal disorders and has an adverse effect upon assimilation. Nat Phos helps to regulate the consistency of the bile and is one of the remedies indicated in the treatment of jaundice, colic, sick headaches and gastric disturbances. One of the functions of Nat Phos is that of promoting the absorption of water, as a result of the decomposition of lactic acid. This function is quite distinct from that of Nat Mur which distributes water and Nat Sulph which eliminates surplus water from the body. These three tissue salts, by their presence in normal balance, entirely control the behaviour of the body fluids. Nat Phos serves to emulsify fatty acids; it is indicated in he treatment of dyspeptic conditions due to eating fatty or greasy foods. A deficiency of Nat Phos allows uric acid to form salts which become deposited around the joints and tissues giving rise to stiffness, pain and swelling. All exudations are creamy golden-yellow and the tongue is similarly coated.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Greasy, dull shine on the forehead
  • Greasy nose
  • Big skin pores
  • Blackhead
  • Pimples
  • Pale mucous membranes
  • Hanging cheeks
  • Double chin
  • Tongue yellowish in the back

Cell Salt #3
CALC SULPH. (Cell Healer/ Blood Purifier)

Calc Sulph. (Calcium Sulphate) is found in the liver where it helps in the removal of waste products from the blood stream and it has a cleansing and purifying influence throughout the system. Calc Sulph cleans out the accumulation of non-functional, organic matter in the tissues and causes infiltrated parts to discharge their contents readily, throwing-off decaying organic matter, so that it may not lie dormant or slowly decay and thus injure the surrounding tissues. Calc Sulph is indicated in conditions arising from impurities in the blood stream. It supplements the action of Kali Mur, in the treatment of catarrh, acne, etc., and it should always be given when “pimples” occur in adolescence and for gumboils. If there is a deficiency of the tissue salt in the connective tissues, then skin eruptions could turn to abscesses and ulcers. Calc Sulph has been found of value in the treatment of frontal headaches and neuralgia in the elderly.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Whiteness, alabaster-like skin colouring (like gypsum)
  • Only few signs in the face
  • Liver spots
  • Brown sports

Cell Salt #12
SILICA (Cell Cleanser)

Silica is present in the blood, skin, hair and nails. It is also a constituent of connective tissue, bones, nerve sheaths and mucous membranes. Its action is deep and long lasting, and it is indicated in imperfectly nourished constitutions where there is a history of deficient assimilation. Silica acts more upon the organic substances of the body, involving particularly the bones, joints, glands and skin and is indicated wherever there is pus formation or threatened suppuration, e.g. abscesses, boils, gum boils, styes etc. It is useful in the treatment of tonsillitis when puss has began to form.  Brittle nails and an impoverished condition of the hair need this tissue salt. Silica is helpful as a supplementary remedy in cases of dyspepsia and pains in the region of the stomach. The symptoms are usually worse at night and in the morning and are relieved by the application of heat.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Shining skin, as varnished (polished shine)
  • Waxy yellow or pale skin colour
  • Deep-recumbent eyes
  • Slip eyelids
  • Laughter lines
  • Crow’s-feet
  • Convulsions of the eyelids
  • Small skin pores
  • Vertical wrinkles in front of the ears
  • Brittle hair
  • Dry nose

Cell Salt# 2
CALC PHOS. (General Tonic/ Nutrition Salt/ Bone Health)

Calc Phos. (Calcium Phosphate) is a constituent of the bone, teeth, connective tissue, blood corpuscles and gastric juices. It unites with albumin giving solidity to the bones, building the teeth. Bone is 57% Calcium Phosphate. It uses albumin as a cement to build up bone structure and it is concerned with the formation of teeth, hence its value to children. When there is a deficiency of Calc Phos there is defective nutrition. It promotes healthy cellular activity and restores tone to weakened organs and tissues. It assists digestion and assimilation and is a valuable tonic. Calc Phos is indicated in the treatment of simple anemia in conjunction with Ferr Phos. In such cases there are often spasms and pains accompanied by sensations of coldness and numbness. If the circulation is slow and retarded then Calc Phos is called for. It is of value in the treatment of chilblains. Senile itching of the skin (pruritus) points to Calc Phos in alternation with Kali Phos. It should also be considered for enlarged tonsils, and nasal polyps. Calc Phos is a useful intercurrent remedy as it assists the action of a more directly indicated tissue salts and thus produces more rapid results.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Waxy skin
  • Skin color like cheese
  • White coating of the tongue
  • Halitosis
  • White noses and auricles
  • Sweaty hair
  • Rough voice

Cell salt #
NAT MUR. (Fluid Balancer/ Water Distributing Salt)

Nat Mur.(Sodium Chloride) is the water-distributing tissue salt. It enters into the composition of every fluid and solid of the body. Because of its powerful affinity for water, it controls the ebb and flow of the bodily fluids – its prime function being to maintain a proper degree of moisture throughout the system. Without this tissue salt, cell division and normal growth could not proceed. It is closely associated with nutrition and with glandular activity. Excessive moisture or excessive dryness in any part of the system is a clear indication of a Nat Mur deficiency. The resulting symptoms are many and varied but always, underlying them, will be found this predominant condition of too much or too little water. Here are some typical symptoms: Low spirits, with a feeling of hopelessness; headache with constipation; difficult stools, with rawness and soreness of the anus; colds with discharge of watery mucus and sneezing; dry fermentation with slow digestion, the food remains too long in the stomach; great thirst; toothache and facial neuralgia with flow of tears and saliva; eyes weak and wind causes them to water; hay fever, drowsiness with muscular weakness; chafing of the skin; un-refreshing sleep, tired in the morning; loss of taste and smell; craving for salt and salty foods; stings and bites of insects – apply locally as soon as possible An important function of Nat Mur is the production of hydrochloric acid. Too little acid means slow digestion, especially of calcium rich foods. A point worth bearing in mind is that salt may be used freely in the diet yet the effected tissue cells can suffer from a molecular deficiency leading to watery exudation or excessive dryness. The cells cannot take up the particles of the salt unless offered in an attenuated form. Furthermore, the tissue salt Nat. Mur. Can be used with advantage in cases when a salt free diet is recommended. Approximately two thirds of the body is composed of water, hence the vital role played by Nat Mur, the water distributor, in all the life processes.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Humid shine on the upper eyelid, like snail mucus (gelatin shine)
  • Bright eyelids
  • Big skin pores
  • Bloated face
  • Swollen, spongy cheeks
  • Head dandruff
  • White seclusions of the eyes
  • Clear coating of the tongue
  • Salivary vesicles on the edge of the tongue
  • Skin rash in the upper forehead
  • Itch
  • Dry skin

Cell Salt #4
FERR PHOS. (First Aid Salt/ Oxygen Carrier)

Ferr Phos. (Iron Phosphate) is known as the First-Aid Salt. It is regarded as the oxygen-carrier. It enters into the composition of hemoglobin, the red colouring matter of the blood. It takes up oxygen from the air inhaled by the lungs and carries it in the blood stream to all parts of the body thus furnishing the vital force that sustains life. It gives strength and toughness to the circular walls of the blood vessels, especially the arteries. Freely circulating, oxygen-rich blood is essential to health and life and for this reason Ferr Phos should always be considered, as a supplementary remedy, no matter what other treatment may be indicated by the symptoms. Congestion, inflammatory pain, high temperature, quickened pulse, all call for more oxygen, and it is Ferr Phos that is the medium through which oxygen is taken up by the blood stream and carried to the affected area. This tissue salt can be given with advantage in the early stage of acute disorders, and it should be administered at frequent intervals until the inflammatory symptoms subside. It is also indicated where there is a lack of red blood corpuscles, as in anemia. It is an excellent remedy for ailments associated with advancing years and it is one of the most frequently needed remedies in the treatment of children’s ailments. Ferr Phos should also be thought of as a first-aid in cases of muscular strains, sprains, etc. Bleeding from wounds, cuts and abrasions can be controlled with a little powdered Ferr Phos, applied direct to the injured part. NOTE: Ferr Phos is in no sense an iron tonic. Its action is entirely nutritional and without any side effects. In its potentised or biochemic form this tissue salt has none of the disadvantages in ordinary iron medicines as it is easily assimilated by the blood.

Facial signs and symptoms of deficiency mar present as:

  • Reddened forehead, cheeks
  • Red, hot ears
  • Red chin
  • Red tongue
  • Blue black shade in the nasal root and under the eyes
  • Grey black colouring around the nose
  • Pale gums

Recommend book readings:

1. Chemistry of human life
– By George W Carey

2. God Man: The word made flesh
– By George W. Carey and Inez E. Perry

3. Handbook of the Bio-chemic Tissue salts: The binding blocks to health
– Martin & Pleasance
– Dr Willheim H. Schuessler

4. The Wonders of the human body: Physical Regeneration according to the laws of chemistry and Physiology.
– By George W. Carey

5. The Zodiac and the Twelve Salts of Salvation: Homeopathic remedies for the sign types
– George W. Carey


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Carey, GW & Perry, IN 1996, The Zodiac and the Twelve Salts of Salvation: Homeopathic remedies for the sign types, Samuel Weiser Inc. York Beach, Maine.

Carey, GW & Perry 1919, Chemistry of human life, The Chemistry of life co. Los Angeles, Cal.

Carey, GW & Perry, IN 1920, God Man: The word made flesh, The Chemistry of life co. Los Angeles, Cal.

Carey, GW 1918, The Wonders of the human body: Physical Regeneration according to the laws of chemistry and Physiology, The Chemistry of life co. Los Angeles, Cal.

Willheim, HS 2001, Handbook of the Biochemic Tissue salts: The binding blocks to health, Martin & Pleasance, Industrial Printing and Publishing Pty. Ltd, Australia.