Tissue Salt #5 -Kali Mur (Potassium Chloride/Chloride of Potash)

The cell salt Kali Mur is the mineral for sluggish conditions. Kali Mur molecules are "the principal agents used in the chemistry of life to build fibrin into the human organism".[1] Fibrin is the building block for connective tissue. When the molecules of Kali Mur drop, the blood fibrin thickens causing mucus congestion, pleurisy pneumonia, fibroid tumours, croup, and diphtheria. A thickening of blood fibrin can also cause heart failure due to the excess lumps of fibrin clogging the auricles and ventricles of the heart. Biochemistry has discovered that these symptoms are due to a deficiency in the potash molecules that work with fibrin, to diffuse it throughout the organism and build it into tissue.

In conditions calling for Kali Mur, the blood tends to thicken and form clots. The tongue, mucus lining or tonsils may have a white or gray coating, and the mucous or phlegm will be thick and white.

Kali Mur is needed in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, particularly those affecting respiration – colds, coughs, sore throats, tonsilitis, bronchitis, and it is great for children’s ailments such as chicken pox, mumps, measles, scarlet fever, and croup. Kali Mur also aids in the production of hydrochloric acid which is essential for digestion.

Kali Mur is a great remedy for burns as it helps form new fibrin and supplies the deficiency. In the case of a burn, I would suggest taking it both internally and forming a paste to put on the burn.

While #4 Ferr Phos helps with inflammation at the first sign of a cold, #5 Kali Mur helps during the 2nd stage of colds. It is excellent for ear inflammation, eye inflammation with a thick, white mucus discharge, headaches when there is a thick, white coating on the tongue, stuffy noses with thick, white discharge, cankers in the mouth, toothaches with swelling of the gums, and sore throats that have visible white or grey patches.

A detoxifying agent, Kali Mur will also help break up blood clots, is helpful with allergies, morning sickness in pregnancy when the vomit is a white phlegm, mastitis, cystitis, circulatory organs (heart palpitations), rheumatism, swelling of feet and legs, and is helpful with swollen lymph nodes and swollen glands. It will help strengthen the lungs and break up and prevent blood clots. This is a great post-covid tissue salt to take to bring the lungs back to health.

There are some facial signs to look for in a Kali Mur deficiency. There will be a milky appearance to the skin that appears on the skin under the eyebrows and around the eye sockets. A milk moustache can appear over the upper lip or extend to cover the entire cheek. A milky-reddish colouring, 2-3 mm thick may appear under the lower eyelid or on the upper eyelid. A milky-bluish colour 2-3 mm thick may appear on the upper eyelid. There may be milky-purplish colouring. There may be some acne rosacea with spider veins. There may be a chicken-skin appearance on the upper arms or other areas. [2]

In an acute situation that is severe such as a cough, cold, or sore throat, as an adult you would want to take 2-3 tablets every 30-60 minutes until the pain or symptoms subside. You can give children 1-2 tablets and infants 1 tablet. In an acute moderate situation such as oncoming cold or flu, cough or bearable pain, 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 rheumatism, blood clots or allergies, 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] Card, David R, Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies. Chino Valley, Arizona: Kalindi Press., 2004.

[2] Card, David R, Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies. Chino Valley, Arizona: Kalindi Press., 2004.


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


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.

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