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List of 12 Schüßler cell salts

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The twelve Tissue Remedies or "cell salts" promoted by Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler in his controversial treatment system of minerals, with some of the many alternative names used for them.

Number Short Name Alternative Names (Modern chemical name first) Chemical formula Notes
1 Calc. Fluor. Calcium Fluoride, Calcium fluoratum, Calcii Fluoridum, Calcarea Fluorica, Fluoride of Lime
Common name: Fluorite or Fluorspar
2 Calc. Phos. Calcium Phosphate, Calcium phosphoricum, Calcii Phosphas Precipitata, Calcarea Phosphorica
Common Name: Phosphate of Lime
3 Ferr. Phos. Iron(II) phosphate, Ferrum phosphoricum, Ferrous phosphate, Ferroso-ferric Phosphate, Ferrum Phosphoicum
Occurs naturally in vivianite
Fe3(PO4)2 Not to be confused with Iron(III) phosphate
4 Kali. Mur. Potassium Chloride, Kalium chloratum, Kali Chloradum, Muriate of Potash, Kali Muriaticum KCl Not to be confused with Potassium Chlorate (K Cl O3, Kali Chloricum)!
5 Kali. Phos. Dipotassium phosphate, Kalium phosphoricum, Potassii Phosphas, Kali Phosoricum
Old Common Name: Phosphate of Potash
6 Kali. Sulph. Potassium Sulphate, Kalium sulfuricum, Kali Sulpas, Kali Sulphuricum, Potash of Sulfur K2 SO4
7 Mag. Phos. Dimagnesium phosphate, Magnesium phosphate, Magnesium phosphoricum, Magnesium Phosporicum, Magnesia Phosphorica
Old Common Name: Phosphate of Magnesia
Mg HPO4.7H2O
8 Nat. Mur. Sodium Chloride, Natrium chloratum, Chloruretum Sodicum, Natrum Chloratum Purum, Sodii Chloridum, Muriate of Soda, Chloride of Sodium, Halite, Natrum Muriaticum
Common Names: Table Salt, Common Salt, Salt.
9 Nat. Phos. Disodium hydrogen phosphate ("Sodium Phosphate, dibasic"), Natrium phosphoricum, Natri Phosphas, Sodae Phosphas, Sodii Phosphas, Natrum Phosphoricum
Common Name: Phosphate of Soda
10 Nat. Sulph. Sodium sulphate, Natrium sulfuricum, Sodae Sulphas, Sodii Sulphas, Natrum Sulphuricum
Common Names: Glauber's Salt, Sulphate of Soda. Found naturally as: sal mirabilis
11 Silica Silicon dioxide, Silicea, Silicea Tera, Silex, Silicic Oxide
Common Names: Quartz, Silicious Earth
12 Calc. Sulph. Calcium Sulphate (or Calcium sulfate), Calcium sulfuricum, Calcarea Sulphurica, Calcii Sulphas,
Common name: Plaster of Paris. Found in nature as gypsum, alabaster and selenite.
CaSO4 Dr. Schüssler eventually dropped this from his list.[1] Sometimes given 3rd place in the list.

See also


  1. William Boericke, M.D. and Willis A. Dewey, M.D. (1888). "The Twelve Tissue Remedies of Schüssler". Fifth Edition, page 50