Tissue Salts 101: Calc Fluor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Today we’re looking at the first three, of twelve, tissue salts: Calc Fluor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph. If you need a quick refresher on Tissue Salts you can find that here.

The salts we will look at today are: Calc Fluor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph. While it's safe to assume these Calcium based tissue salts support bone health, these grand salts each carry their own importance in balancing health and wellness.

Before you dive in...

Just like Homeopathy, Tissue Salts are chosen based on the symptoms they can treat. Generally, they focus on particular organ systems, but also affect the mind (and everything else, since everything is connected!), so I've broken down each salt as follows:

Main focus: the organ systems/tissues it benefits

Action: what the tissue salt does in the body

Mental/Emotional State: common mental states that may be a sign you need it

Called for: the conditions for which the salt is called for

1. Calcium Fluoride

This tissue salt is excellent for toning up those tissues that have fallen lax, or softening those that are too hard.

Mentally, I think to a patient who works hard and puts a lot of pressure on themselves, they take great care in being responsible, avoiding financial collapse, they buy insurance. When unwell, they may be prone to depression, negativity, and indecisiveness – as if their mind has gone lax.

Physically, Calc Fluor is excellent for toning elastic tissue (in joints, ankles, knees, haemorrhoids), strengthening bones and enamel (teeth, fractures, disc degeneration), softening skin (chapped, cracked, bunions, eczema) and assimilating nutrients (starches and fats).

"Toning tissues that have fallen lax, strengthening weak bones and enamel, softening growths and hardened skin" on white background beside image of a bottle of Schuessler Tissue Salts: Calc Fluor

Main focus: Bones, ligaments, teeth, elastic tissues

Action: Responsible for elasticity and flexibility, for toning tissues that have lost their elasticity – even toning the mind when it has fallen lax.

Mental/Emotional: They work hard, are very organized and responsible. Prone to depression, extreme negativity and indecisiveness, lack of concentration, instability.

Called for:

  • Teeth: strengthens tooth enamel, great for teeth the grow in rotten/loose in sockets, delayed dentition in children, children with lots of cavities.

  • Bones/Joints: bony growths, arthritic nosodities, gout, trick knees, carpal tunnel syndrome, slipped/herniated/degenerated discs

  • Elastic Tissue: Hemorrhoids, varicose veins

  • Weight loss: aids the assimilation of starches and fats when taken before a meal.

2. Calcium Phosphate

For the young and for the old. Calc Phos is all about growth and development and is best taken in the stages of life where change is prominent – growing pains, failure to thrive, teething pain, osteoporosis, bone injuries, S.I. pain, hip replacements, rheumatism.

When you are feeling low – in spirit and in energy. This salt is all about stress, feeling overwhelmed, the perfectionist who is frustrated and can’t focus. Much like the bones, the emotions are brittle and react easily to stress. Adults moan and groan, teens complain, kids are hard to please.