Biochemic Tissue Cell Salts - The Right Dosages

Biochemic or tissue salts are prescribed in different dosages depending on many factors. They usually come in the form of pills or tablets and the way most people take them is four pills at a time (for adults) placed on the tongue. Ideally, the pills should be untouched by hand and should be shaken out onto the cap of the bottle and then tossed onto the tongue. No food or drink should be taken for fifteen minutes before or after a dose for best results. The pills can also be dissolved in water and sipped.

Doses and Potencies

When it comes to acute diseases, higher potencies of the required salt are prescribed and this could mean that you take just the one dose of four pills or tablets or maybe a dose a day for a few days. However, in high fever or at times when the patient is in extreme pain or discomfort, these doses can be given as often as once every fifteen minutes till a state of near-normalcy is reached after which a few doses spaced out would be all that is needed to affect a cure. In cases like fever or a sudden attack of cramps, the pills could be dissolved in warm water and given to the patient every fifteen minutes for best results.

Lower Potencies

When the ailment is chronic and a lower potency salt is prescribed, the usual prescribed dosage is four pills a dose to be taken four times a day. The usual times are before breakfast, before lunch, before tea and before dinner. Hay fever for example, would benefit from months of Nat Mur 6x four times a day with a few doses of Mag Phos 6x and Silicea 6x weekly.


The right dose

The number of pills or tablets also varies with age. For adults it is the standard dose of four pills a dose while for babies it is one tablet, for children 3 years to 8 years, 2 tablets and for children 8 to 13 years, 3 tablets. Any child over 13 will have to be given the adult dose.

Pets too can be given biochemic remedies and for them, the dosage will be 1 tablet for pups, 2 tablets for small animals and 3 tablets for the larger animals.



The Don'ts

If you want these biochemic remedies to work better, you will need to cut off – if not drastically cut down – on coffee, tea, cigarettes and alcohol. It isn’t as though these salts will not work when you’re a caffeine or a nicotine addict – it just takes longer. So if you are in a hurry to get well, it might help if you practiced a bit of self-control.

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sabu singh 7 years ago

Wow Shalini

What a store of knowledge. I shall come across one of these days and get myself treated for all the various illnesses - big, small and imaginary


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Dr. Shal you need to start a hub clinic! :)


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Sabu - you're welcome anytime - thanks for reading!

FP - hehe - trying to stem the population growth are you ? :D


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Shai - What brand of these do you use? The most common one over here is Hyland's. This is what I buy but if there's one you prefer, please pass it on!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Hi Candie - I use Schawbe (Germany) or Bioforce (Switzerland).

Yes, Hyland's as well as New Era are the most common ones there.

Thanks as always for reading!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Thanks Shalini! I shall bookmark this!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Thank you Candie :)


CenteredGlow 7 years ago

Hello,

I've been using Hylands Cell Salts for almost 10 years with Dr. Schuessler's Twelve Tissue Remedies book I bought online from India 10 years ago. In symptoms that calls for 2 or 3 different cell salts, what do you suggest the minimum interval should be for an effective outcome. I've always paced each dose from 30- 45 minutes before taking the next one. I know I can combine phosphates where 2 or 3 are indicated.

Thank you


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Hi CenteredGlow - thanks for reading! I've found that you can take them 10 minutes apart. Yes, you can combine the phosphates in a single dose - the others are usually better taken separately. If you are taking two salts on a long term basis, you might want to look at taking two doses of each during the day and spacing them out alternately four times a day.


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frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

Love it, love it! Thank you for sharing your expertise!


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

Thank you kindly!


curiousmind 6 years ago

Hi;

I have an osteoporosis and decided to stay away from the strong medications and try for a year or so to improve my bones condition with Biochemical salts. From what I read in the Biochemic Salts book I self administer Calc Phos 6X and Calc Flour 6X three time daily. Calc Flour I took for about two weeks and stopped (a friend warned me that I am not supposed to take it for too long), so I wonder for how long I can take the Calc Phos.

Thank you in advance!


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

Hi curiousmind - you can take it right through your life - these salts are harmless and what isn't required by the body just passes out.


shirley david 6 years ago

awsome....what else I can ask for. One site gave all the answers....no Need to surf more. I m a mother of 7 months old baby, he started rejecting brest milk when he was19 days old as I was given more antibiotics coz of c- section. I think he was not liking the taste. Tried hard to continue breast feeding but my baby was not excepting. Coz of this his immunity is low. Do we have Any thing in bio-chem to improve immunity? Do reply


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India Author

There's a biochemic compound called Five Phos - made up of the five phosphorous biochemic remedies. You could give him 2 tablets a day for a month - it's like a tonic.


Sukanta 5 years ago

Can anyone advice me??

My baby is 17 months and as per a local doctor's advice we are giving 2 tablets (1 in morning and 1 in evening)of Five Phos everyday.

From last one month we have been giving this medicin.

I need to know if there is any harm to continue for 5/6 months everyday?

Would appreciate any best comment.

Thanks


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India Author

Hi Sukanta - sorry for the late reply. You can continue giving it to your baby - I did it till my daughter was nearly two.


Monica 5 years ago

Hi is Mag Phos any good for phlebitis.

Thanks


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India Author

You could try Mag Phos 6x, 3 tablets, thrice a day.


Monica 5 years ago

Thankyou Shalini Kagal I will give them a try.


Monica 5 years ago

Hello again, would any Tissue Salt help my Primary Sjogren Syndrome, which is I have no tears or saliva at all. Many thanks.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India Author

Monica - that's a difficult condition to treat. You could try Natrum Mur 6x three tablets thrice a day for a week and see if it helps.


nina 5 years ago

my father aged 62was havingpain in his right knee his cartilage was damaged.I started giving him silicea, calcflour,and ruta G.The very second day he felt releif,and he is recovering wonderfully.butdue to aging or otherwise hefeels weakness would any tissue salt help to regain vitality.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India Author

Hi Nina - you could add Calc Phos 3 pills twice a day and 1 tablespoon of Alfalfa tonic for the weakness.


Nitin Grover 4 years ago

Recently I have started getting abscesses on my skin all over my body. I have had approx 12 to 15 of them in the last 2 months. They grow in size and spread just below the skin & pus gets formed in them. It's only after taking antibiotic tablets and applying antibiotic cream locally do they get cured. I am diabetic in my mid 40s but have sugar in normal range most of the time through diet & exercise. Is there a permanent cure to this through the salts. Thanks.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

If you are diabetic, it would be better if you were on a course of regular conventional medicine so the sugar levels and the tendency to boils are kept in check.


Ismail 4 years ago

Hi my daughter who is 4.5 years old has enlarged tonsils. She has mouth breathing issue. There is no other problems now (fever, runny nose etc). She talks as if her nose is blocked. We consulted a homeopathy doctor who has prescribed Five Phos (3 tablets a day for 2 months). Kindly let me know if this will solve the issue and will it have any side effect in my daughter.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Ismail - Five Phos is like a tonic and is very helpful when children are growing up. You could give her 3 doses of Silicea 200 as well - a dose once a week.


Nitin Grover 4 years ago

Thanks for your reply, Shalini.

I am on conventional medicine to keep sugar levels in check. As a mentioned earlier, sugar levels are in normal ranges. However they haven't helped as far as abscesses are concerned. I have been diagnosed with diabetes since last 1.5 years but abscesses is a recent phenomena i.e. for the last 2 months.

Anything that I can take along with my regular diabetes related medicines would help. Thanks.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Nitin - as soon as you feel the boil coming up, you could try Ferrum Phos 6x (3 tabs) and Kali Mur 6x (3 tabs thrice a day. If pus forms, add Silicea 6x 3 tabs to it. You could also try drinking the water of a tender coconut everyday to prevent the boils from coming up.


Nitin Grover 4 years ago

Thanks!


zeeshan 4 years ago

can someone help

My mother is on steroids (prednisone) and calcium carbonate 500 mg daily. and a bone fixation tablet on monthly basis.he is also taking esomeprazole 20 mg daily before night.

how could i handle her treatment that her dependency on steroids will be minimum and betterment for bones and stomach acids


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi zeeshan - once a person has started taking steroids, it might be better not to upset the treatment but to continue taking it.


Anand 4 years ago

Hi Shalini,

This is great & your book also is excellent, thanks! My sister's son, 10 yrs old & in USA, has "Tourette's Syndrome"[ a combination of facial,vocal & motor tics & using obscene words, barking sounds etc]. I'am thinking of Kali Phos 6x, Mag Phos 6x or 5 Phos 6x alone. I need your advice.

Thanks & regds

Anand


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Anand - as you no doubt know, Tourette's is tough to treat. The good news is that many children grow out of it. Kali Phos 6x and Mag Phos 6x help - two doses of each a day.


Anand 4 years ago

Thanks Shalini, I highly appreciate your advice


Anand 4 years ago

Shalini, 2 questions:

1. Is it possible that biochemic remedies sometimes can aggravate before curing like " homoeopathic aggravation" or are they totally harmless?

2. Is it ok to start on biochemic salts while taking ayurvedic medicines?

Thanks for your time & patience,

Anand


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Anand,

Biochemic remedies don't aggravate symptoms before effecting a cure - this can happen though with some homeopathic meds. And yes, they can be taken with any other meds. Hope this helps!


Anand 4 years ago

Thanks Shalini. My sister started her boy on Kali Phos[KP]6X & Mag Phos[MP]6X, 2 doses each daily & then told me that his tics & other symptoms had increased dramatically, so she stopped both. But, she said he had played lot of video games etc the day before[ which usually aggravates], so she's not sure whether due to that or due to the cell salts. I've urged her to continue the salts & stop the videos, so let's see....

He is taking Ayurveda meds twice a day.

Thanks, once again,


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Anand - maybe they should see how the Ayurved meds are working. Once someone feels that a certain remedy causes aggravation, it's rather tough to get the thought out of their minds. And this is a child - so see how the present meds work and if they don't, then recommend the Biochemic remedies :)


Anand 4 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions Shalini


Steve 4 years ago

Hi shalini:

Based on your experience, What laboratory do you recommend: New Era or Hayland's?


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Steve - they're both good. Some tend to rate Hyland's higher but I think both brands maintain a high degree of quality.


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quicksand 4 years ago

Hi Shal, I downloaded the PDF doc and I am going through it. Many thanks!


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hey quicksand - hope you find it useful! Take care :)


muhammad suleman 4 years ago

dear i am apatient of Hepatitis C. please suggest me something helpful to recover.

My SGPT is normal below 35 points


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

You need to get medical help immediately. I do hope you realise that what you have is serious! After you are well, Natrum Sulph 6x helps to strengthen liver functioning.


Charlotte 4 years ago

I had boils for years that were horrible... I got them under control by eating fresh raw garlic cloves in salads and on top of different dishes chopped up. Fresh cut not in a jar or cooked every day.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Charlotte - garlic is such a versatile remedy, isn't it?


navneet 4 years ago

hi,my daughter 19yrs has been taking hyperthyroid medicine for last 3months.she has left it and started kali sulph 6x and silicea 12x 4pills once a day and one more already prepared medicine once a week by her homeopath.is it fine to stop allopathy and start homeo pathy.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Naveen - personally, for thyroid problems I would go to an allopath - but if she is under the care of a qualified homeopath, it should be fine.


lalit kumar 4 years ago

Hi, my wife was diagnosed with Cerebral Venus Thrumbosis nine month ago. She was managed by warfarin followed by syntrom for three months. Now she complains that there may be clotting in her blood. She also complains of severe back pain and fears of slip disc. Please advise some medicine and doses.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi lalit kumar - you need conventional treatment for her, especially if you suspect clotting. She needs to be under the care of a doctor.


Anand 4 years ago

Hi Shalini, is it alright to take biochemic tabs immediately after homeo pills or should there be a timegap between the 2, esp if they are same. ie Kali mur[KM] 30 & after 2 mins, KM 12x, 4 doses daily of both. I do this so that I dont forget to give the doses to my mom. She is having gradual hearing loss, so I felt KM might be the right remedy. What is your advice on my choice of KM?

Thanks in advance!


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India Author

Hi Anand - ideally a gap of 10 minutes after the homeopathy pills. Try not to give two potencies of the same remedy together - you could start with KM 12x and go on t0 30x if the results aren't good. Yes, KM is the remedy for this.


Anand 4 years ago

Thanks a lot, Shalini


Anand 3 years ago

Shalini, it is said in Ayurveda that a few small pieces of ginger can be taken daily with lunch for optimum digestion & overall good health. Also, cooked or raw onion is advised 2 or 3 times a week with food. Now, if biochemic salts are used daily, would ginger & onion & spices like black pepper[ also used in food for health] destroy or reduce the effect of these salts, even if only marginally. Please advise.

Thanks

Anand


K crowley 3 years ago

My mother, age 56 has serious osteoporosis. What and how much should she be on. Doctors just want to use pills that are causing serious side effects.


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Shalini Kagal 3 years ago from India Author

Anand - sorry for the late reply - no problem - the tissue remedies work with spices.


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Shalini Kagal 3 years ago from India Author

Dr Reckeweg's R34 is a good remedy for osteoporosis. In Biochemic remedies, you could try Calcarea Fluor 6x twice a day.


Anand 3 years ago

Thanks Shalini, sorry, I was away on tour. I've a small book [104 pages] called " Biochemic Quick Bedside Prescriber" by Dr Schuessler. In Pg 63 under ' Dosage', its given & I quote: " In most cases, strong spices, stimulants such as coffee, tea, tobacco or allopathic remedies completely undo the effect of biochemical agents. Since you've said above that cell salts work even if one takes spices, kindly clarify. Sorry I'am asking this again, since my mom can't do without 2 cups of coffee daily & a few spices in food.

Thanks once again,

Anand


Anand 3 years ago

Shalini, Wish you & your family & all your near & dear ones a very happy, prosperous, healthy, successful New Year 2013. May our Lord shower his abundant blessings on you & your family.

best wishes,

Anand


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Shalini Kagal 3 years ago from India Author

Anand - thank you for your wishes and wish you and yours the same. So sorry I haven't posted a reply - a few cups of tea and coffee and spices don't really affect the effects - as long as she doesn't overdo it, it's OK.


Anand 3 years ago

Thank you Shalini


Jamesm51 3 years ago

Jamesm51-What can you take for inflammation. I injured myself at work mopping, and I think I might have pulled something in my upper back causing pain I n my upper back/shoulder, right in the shoulder blade area. A burning pain. Also I had experienced needles and pins sensation down to my last 3 fingers of my right hand. Now I'm feeling numbness in my right pinky and part of my ring finger. Thank you.


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Shalini Kagal 3 years ago from India Author

Hi James - I am so sorry for the late reply. You should see a doctor just in case there is a tear. What will help is a dose of Arnica 200 (3 pills) once a day for 5 days as well as Rhus Tox 200, again one dose a day for 5 days. These are homeopathic remedies but they are widely used to heal, even for children and are safe to use.


Piyush Kumar 3 years ago

Hi I have been suffering of progressives since last 6 years, completely deaf in left ear now and 50% hearing in right ear. I am on steroids predinisone 7.5 mg daily since last 2 years which if i discontinue leads to complete loss in right ear also. I tried homeopathy also for last 2 years without any gain. Since last 2 weeks I have been trying biochemic medicine kali mur 12 X (4 tab 6 times a day ) upon advise from my doctor friend but I am feeling slight dip in hearing in right ear since last 4 days, does biochemic salts work opposite to steroids and reduce its effect.

2ndly what are recommended biochemic salts for hearing loss and what dosage


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Shalini Kagal 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Piyush - if you are on steroids, you should not combine it with any alternative remedies.


Piyush Kumar 3 years ago

Thanks for your response Shalini. Please suggest what should i do in this case,If i stop steroids I start loosing remaining hearing also and as per you i can not try alternative medicinces also


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Shalini Kagal 3 years ago from India Author

Hi Piyush - maybe you should go to a homeopath - when you take steroids, any other medication taken with it should not be self administered but should be monitored by the doctor. Hope this helps.


Samantha 2 years ago

Shalini, my name is Samantha. I just happened to see your article.

I am a full-time caretaker for my 85 year-young Mom. She has some dementia and glaucoma. How do I find a homeopathic doctor in the United States that use

tissue/cell salts. I just learned about this a few weeks back and am trying to educate myself. thank you so much.

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