Tissue Salts 101: Nat Mur, Nat Phos, Nat Sulph

Updated: Oct 22, 2020


This blog post covers the three Natrum Tissue Salts: Nat Mur, Nat Phos, Nat Sulph.

The Natrum Family, better known as Sodium, is all about balance. Natrum Muriaticum balances salt and fluids, Natrum Phosphoricum focuses on the acid/alkaline balance, and Natrum Sulphate regulates water and waste. These three salts are incredible for ailments like headaches, swelling, depression, indigestion, arthritis and more. Let’s dive in…

As usual, we’ll break things down as follows:

Main focus: the organ systems/tissues it contributes to

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 in which the salt is called for

1. Natrum Muriaticum

  • Nat Mur holds the ever important task of balancing and distributing water throughout the body. When it is deficient, we see excessive moisture or excessive dryness.

Bottle of Nat Mur tissue salts with text: Where dryness, or moisture, are found in excess, salt cravings and thirst are abundant, cold sores are stubborn.

Main Focus: Nutrition, Mind, Head, Skin, Female Systems

Action: Maintain the balance of salt and fluids within the body.

Mental/Emotional State: Introverted, don’t want sympathy, builds a wall around grief, takes everything with a grain of salt, may have a short fuse/irritable, depressed, gloomy, fear of rejection, long concealed grief.

Called for:

  • Mental/Emotional: see above

  • Head: Hammering headaches with visual disturbances, sunstroke headache, eyes sensitive to the sun, hayfever with sneezing and clear thin discharge, early stages of a head cold (with runny nose, phlegm in throat or dry nose with scratchy eyes/sore throat)

  • Mouth: cold sores, cracks at corners of mouth, middle lip split, excessive salivation or dryness.

  • Skin: Hives (after exertion), eczema that is dry/scaly or itchy/weeping, any eruptions that cause blisters with watery discharge, general dryness.

  • Nutrition/Digestion: craves salt, verythirsty, high blood pressure, dryness and constipation with cracks around anus, loss of smell/taste, inability to pass urine/stool infront of others.

  • Female: Irregular periods due to stress, emotional upset before period, cramps, headache with decreased libido, dryness of the vagina.

  • Pregnancy: hair loss during, haemorrhoids, morning sickness, incontinence, for cracked sore nipples.

2. Natrum Phosphoricum

  • A biochemical antacid, Nat Phos is great for detoxification and general digestive health (especially when combined with Nat Sulph).