Tissue Salt #10 - Sodium Phosphate

Sodium Phosphate or Nat Phos, is an alkaline salt made from bone ash and it acts like a water distributor in the body. Nat Phos affects our mucus membranes, bile ducts, nerves, stomach, intestines, and the lymphatic system and a deficiency will cause digestive issues, gout, heartburn, swollen glands, joint pain, acidity conditions, candida, acne, blackheads, hypoglycemias, sugar cravings and a sour smell. Nat Phos is often thought of as a homeopathic antacid. 

There are some facial signs to look for in someone with a Nat Phos deficiency. The face will have yellowish, sunken and bloated appearance. There would be a fatty, shiny appearance to the skin with pores that appear open. There would be blackheads due to increased sweating on the face, hanging cheeks, a double chin, and a red nose with blotchy red skin. The tongue could have a golden, yellow, creamy coating at the back. [1]

Things that make your symptoms feel better or worse are a good way to determine if this salt is the one for you. With a Nat Phos deficiency, symptoms are generally worse with the ingestion of milk or sugar, during menses, increased mental activity, during thunderstorms and sex. Symptoms are better with pressure, and in the cold and open air. 

In an acute situation that is severe such as morning sickness, acidic diarrhea or vomiting, green secretions, inflamed throat with a creamy, yellow coating as an adult you would want to take 2-3 tablets every 15-60 minutes until the pain or symptoms subside. You can give children 1-2 tablets and infants 1 tablet. In an acute moderate situation that is more bearable, you would take 2-3 tablets every 2-3 hours until symptoms subside.

Repeat according to the severity of the symptoms. Stop on improvement. Repeat as needed.

You can also take tissue salts to treat chronic conditions. With a chronic condition such as intestinal worms, heart palpitations, nervous symptoms, teeth grinding, and gastric symptoms that are sour, etc., you would take 2-3 tablets, 2-3x per day for 5 weeks, or you can even finish the full bottle. Taking little breaks is important so the body does not develop a tolerance. In this situation, you would take the tissue salt either for 5 days on with 2 days off, or for 3 weeks on with one week off over many months.

When taking tissue salts, tip the tablets into the lid and drop them into your mouth. Avoid touching the cap to your mouth. It is also important to try to avoid food for 10-20 mins before and after taking the salts and take away from coffee or mint products as it will not be properly absorbed.  

1) Adapted from: Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies by David R. Card *


Consult a health care practitioner before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Keep out of reach of children.

Claims are made from traditional homeopathic references, not scientific evidence.


Tissue Salts are a part of Homeopathic Medicine.

Homeopathy, the medicine of energy, is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself by strengthening its own defense mechanisms by using substances selected for their energy-giving properties. Homeopaths use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants, herbs, minerals, chemicals, disease products or allopathic drugs which are potentized.

You can find more information on the power of Homeopathy HERE

You can learn about other Tissue Salts HERE

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