Tissue Salt #9 - Sodium Chloride

Nat Mur (Sodium Chloride) is the mineral know as common table salt. In the body, this mineral absorbs water and controls the proper balance of the body's fluids to maintain a proper degree of moisture throughout the system. Nat Mur is essential for cell division and normal growth. Excessive dryness or moisture is an indication of a Nat Mur deficiency. Another important function of Nat Mur is the production of hydrochloric acid. 

Water makes up over 70% of the body and If this water distributer is broken by way of a deficiency, too much water will appear in some areas with/and/or a lack of water or dryness at others. In the case of sunstroke, a deficiency in Nat Mur allows the moisture to be drawn from other parts of the body (especially the nape of the neck), and causes a pressure against the base of the brain, producing dangerous results. Nat Mur will act quickly to relieve this condition. *

Other conditions that Nat Mur supports are:

  • cold sores
  • sneezing
  • dryness
  • bloating
  • fever blisters
  • low platelet levels
  • white and scaly eczema
  • edema
  • discharge of clear mucus from the eyes
  • clear and runny nasal or sinus discharges
  • cankers
  • high blood pressure
  • craving joints
  • depression
  • grief
  • infertility
  • M.S.
  • sun problems
  • vaginal dryness.

Nat Mur will also help hydrate cells, the lungs and the brain. 


There are some facial signs to look for in someone with a Nat Mur deficiency. These people would have a moist appearance on the upper eyelid and a gelatinous shine in the eyelash area of the lower eyelid with large pores around the eyes. There would be salt deposits in the lower eyelashes. They could have an inflamed eyelid border, large pores on the nose and possibly also large pores on the cheeks, chin or forehead. There would be dry skin and dandruff, sometimes with a greasy forehead and the face could have a bloated or spongy appearance. A person with a Nat Mur deficiency could sweat too much or too little and if there is redness on the hair border of their forehead this is a sign of a long standing deficiency.   [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 Mur deficiency, symptoms are generally worse between 9-11am, with sun, heat, physical exertion, talking, writing, reading and with noise and music. Symptoms are better with sweating, rest, in open air, fasting and with deep breathing. 

In an acute situation that is severe such as clear eye, nasal or sinus discharge, sneezing, or sunstroke, 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 treating high blood pressure, depression, water balancing, dryness, bloating, or eczema 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 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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