Updated: Oct 22, 2020
The Tissue Salts of the Potassium Family, or the Kali’s, are well known for their cleansing abilities; to decongest, clear out stubborn infections, perk up the mind, and nourish the tissues. There are three to be known: Kali Mur, Kali Phos, Kali Sulph– so let’s break them down! (for a review of what we're talking about click here!)
As in the last post, 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. Kali Mur
This tissue salt is an excellent decongestant for the second stage of inflammation. In the body, Kali Mur (Potassium Chloride) joins with albumin in the body to form fibrin, a protein that forms almost all body tissues except bone. With insufficient Potassium Chloride, we end up with excess albumin – or difficult to dispel discharge coming from our mucous membranes. Hence, a great remedy for the second stage of inflammation.
Main Focus: blood, muscles, saliva, mucous membranes – white discharge.
Action: A decongestant, glandular tonic, and blood/lymph cleanser. A building agent, especially after fever.
Mental/Emotional State: Tendency to “hang on” to past hurts, grudges.
Ears: for clogged ears (before flying, swimmers ear), loss of hearing in ear infection, kids who need tubes due to blockages.
Nose/throat: Sinusitis with runny nose, cracking in ears, white/clear mucous. Enlarged lymph glands/tonsils/adenoids, sore throat.
Respiratory: Second stage of condition; bronchitis, asthma, croup, sinusitis. Great for recurrent infections.
Digestive: for sluggish liver; where there are lots of allergies, trouble digesting fatty foods, heartburn.
Skin: Inflamed skin conditions that exude white/clear mucous, the membrane may be watery, (re: the albumin discussed above, Kali Mur helps remove it). Eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap, infected acne, rashes, chicken pox.
2. Kali Phos
This tissue salt is my go-to for the students and the thinkers, the anxious and the depressed. As a nerve tonic, it can help stop the decay of tissue, protect the nerves from the exhaustion of our day-to-day stress, and relieve the symptoms that arise therefrom.
Main Focus: Nervous system, Brain, Muscles.