The 12 Essential Minerals
Up until recently, fresh natural foods were your guarantee of receiving all necessary minerals in a balanced intake. Unfortunately, any refinement, processing, extraction, or additives (salt, sugar, chemicals, preservatives, etc.) destroys the natural mineral combination. This, together with modern agricultural methods, can mean that many food we consume may be severely lacking in essential mineral elements.
When a specific mineral deficiency is suspected, the diet may be supplemented with one or more of the following mineral salts.
Calcium Fluoride helps maintain tissue elasticity and is beneficial for conditions associated with over-relaxed fibres. This would include dilated blood vessels such as with hemorrhoids, enlarged and varicose veins. Calcium Fluoride is also found in the enamel of teeth and bone surfaces. Assists normal blood circulation and the treatment of cracked skin, muscle strain, and injured ligaments. It helps strengthen the blood vessels, bones, and teeth.
A beneficial influence on digestion and assimilation, Calcium Phosphate supports growth and healing processes of bones and teeth. It helps the build-up of blood cells and may assist during teething, puberty, and in later years. It also aids the prevention of muscular cramps and pain during menstruation, especially helpful for younger girls. Beneficial for anemia, constitutional weakness, and the treatment of fractures and osteoporosis.
Regarded as the “Oxygen Carrier“, Phosphate of Iron is beneficial for any inflammatory or feverish condition. Whenever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation – heat, pains, redness, throbbing, or quickened pulse. Beneficial during the first stage of acute diseases, common cold, bronchitis, respiratory infection, acute rheumatism, etc., Iron assists in maintaining normal body resistance to disease.
Potassium Chloride may assist with the temporary relief of minor respiratory disorders, such as wheeziness and chestiness. It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion curing colds and sinusitis. Potassium Chloride is beneficial for the lymphatic glands and in problems associated with thick white or grayish skin discharges, or where there is glandular swelling. Especially useful for problems such as ulcerated sore throat, tonsillitis, ear infection etc. Usually used in conjunction with Ferrum Phosphate.
A constituent of nerve and brain cells, Potassium Phosphate is a useful nerve tonic and stress relief. This tissue salt is indicated in cases where there is stress and tension and nervous symptoms appear. Particularly valuable for emotional irritability, depression, nervousness, children's tantrums.
Potassium Sulphate works in conjunction with Ferrum Phosphate (see above) as an oxygen carrier, to have a beneficial effect on respiratory and circulatory functions. It is also useful for the skin and minor eruptions with scaling or sticky discharge such as with dandruff, chicken pox, etc. Potassium Sulphate may also give relief from catarrhal problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge. Particularly from the mucous membranes of the nose or vagina. Often used towards the end of a cold, when the discharge is profuse and frequent. Sometimes beneficial for shifting acute rheumatic pains. It opens the pores of the skin, brings blood to the surface, and promotes perspiration. For this reason it is often beneficial in alternation with Ferrum Phos for fever, when the temperature rises in the evening.
Another mineral element of bones, teeth, brain, nerves, blood and muscle cells. Magnesium Phosphate is beneficial for the treatment of muscular cramps, spasms, and minor nerve problems. It is the chief remedy for complaints of occasional nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps, palpitations, spasmodic cough, toothache, neuralgia, and acute pains in general. Important remedy for baby´s colic. Beneficial in many cases of exhaustion due to emotional upset.
Considered the “Water Salt“, Sodium Chloride helps control the degree of moisture in the tissues, and as such is beneficial for temporary relief of conditions such as watery colds, (runny nose and eye watering symptoms) It may also assist with tissue dryness, some cases of constipation and is helpful in certain conditions of backache or digestive disturbances arising from too little fluid.
Sodium Phosphate helps maintain the alkalinity of the blood emulsifies fatty acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood. Thus, Sodium Phosphate may help young children who have been fed too much sugar and are suffering from an acid condition of the system. It also aids the temporary relief of gastric indigestion, heartburn, intestinal worms, gout, and mild rheumatic tendencies.
Sodium Sulphate helps balance the amount of water in the tissues and if necessary, eliminates excess fluid. It is a Biochemic aid for the liver, spleen, and kidneys. As such, Sodium Sulphate may aid the temporary relief of nausea, liver troubles, digestive upsets and some influenza symptoms. Helps dispel languid feelings experienced during humid weather.
A Biochemic Cleanser and eliminator, Silicon oxide is part of all connective tissue cells. It promotes pus formation and the discharge of wastes, thereby often initiating the healing process by dispersing potentially harmful accumulates such as with skin eruptions and toxic blood conditions, blistiers, boils, etc. In the first stage of any swelling, Ferr Phos. And Kali Mur should be given, but should these tissue salts fail to check the process, Silica should be taken to ripen the abscess and promote its discharge. Silica is also beneficial for the normal health and strength of hair and nails.
A constituent of connective tissue, mucous membranes and skin. Calcium Sulphate helps clear away accumulations of non-functional decaying matter. This material may otherwise lay dormant or slowly decay and damage surrounding tissue. Calcium Sulphate is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, blisters, sores, etc.