Health Uses of Biochemic Tissue Salts

Biochemic Tissue Salts

Verywell / Anastasia Tretiak

Biochemic tissue salts are minerals, such as rock salt, that have been prepared using the homeopathic method. There are 12 tissue salts in total.

Tissue salts were developed in the 1870s by Wilhelm Schussler, a German homeopathic doctor. Schussler believed that tissue salts could restore mineral deficiencies that made the body susceptible to illness. The homeopathic method of preparing tissue salts involves mixing 1 part of the mineral salt with 9 parts lactose. This mixture is diluted with 9 parts lactose. It is repeated 6 times in total.


In alternative medicine, biochemic tissue salts are sometimes recommended for the following conditions:

  • Colds, cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Hay fever, allergies
  • Anxiety, depression
  • Muscle aches and pains


Biochemic tissue salts may be prescribed by alternative medicine practitioners as part of a complete health program or recommended as self-care. They are recommended either singly or in combination.

Tissue salts are small tablets. They are placed under the tongue where they are left to dissolve.

Using Biochemic Tissue Salts

Due to a lack of supporting research, it's too soon to recommend biochemic tissue salts in the treatment of any health condition. Supplements haven't been tested for safety and due to the fact that dietary supplements are largely unregulated, the content of some products may differ from what is specified on the product label.

Also keep in mind that the safety of supplements in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and those with medical conditions or who are taking medications has not been established. If you're considering the use of biochemic tissue salts, talk with your primary care provider first. Self-treating a condition and avoiding or delaying standard care may have serious consequences.

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