Cell Salts for Colds
The cell salts, also called tissue salts, are excellent natural remedies that can help you relieve and recover gently from the common cold, its diverse symptoms, including coughs and runny nose, and often reduce the risk of secondary infections. They are excellent to have on hand during the flu season to support your flu protection program and to ease symptoms as soon as they appear. Cell salts by Anna's Remedies come as lactose-free oral sprays. They are convenient to take, quickly absorbed, and can be tucked into your bag and trouser pocket.
Cell Salts for Sore Throat & Early Stages of a Cold
The common cold is the most familiar illness on the planet. Most people will experience around 50 colds over the course of their life. A typical cold can take from several days to two weeks to recover from if not stopped in its tracks.
Often the first sign of infection by a cold virus is a little tickle or soreness in the throat. Our cell salts for colds will help. The start of a sore throat is the signal for prompt administration of Calcarea Sulphurica (Cell Salt #3), for if Calc Sulph is given immediately, it can often prohibit the sore throat and more severe signs from developing at all. Take 2-3 squirts of our lactose-free, liquid cell salts spray underneath your tongue 3 times a day or as often as needed and reduce the number of doses as the symptoms improve.
Cell Salts for the Common Cold
Caused by the contagious rhinovirus, the common cold carries the unpleasant symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, low-grade fever, cough, and congestion. Fortunately, treating a cold with the appropriate Schuessler cell salts can reduce the severity and duration of the cold, make secondary infections less likely, and help you recover smoothly.
1. Stage of Infection
Ferrum Phosphoricum, short Ferr Phos, is the first remedy to administer when a cold manifests itself as it deals with inflammation, acute infection, and fever. Once the stuffy nose stage begins, add Kali Mur to relieve the congestion. Take 2-3 sprays as often and as long as needed. Ferr Phos and Kali Mur together are excellent homeopathic remedies for the common cold.
2. Stage of Infection
Some colds can lead to increased fluid and mucus production in the chest, sinuses, and bronchi. The use of the most effective cell salt is determined by the stage of the infection and the nature of the cough or discharge.
As the infection matures, switch to Ferr Phos and Kali Sulphuricum. Kali Sulph relieves yellow mucus that is still hard to expectorate, promotes perspiration to help shed toxins, break the fever, and start the healing process. Rest, eat easily digestible foods, reduce your sugar intake, and consume plenty of warm drinks and soup.
3. Stage of Infection
Once the cough is loose and the discharge more profuse, combine Ferr Phos with Calc Sulph. These cell salts for cough that are so helpful during the early stage of infections also assist in the later stage to clear up the infection and mucous discharge.
Cell Salts for Influenza or the Flu
Influenza, often called the flu, is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system and occurs more frequently during the winter months when air humidity levels are low. Its symptoms include fever with chills and aches, cough, sore throat, and other symptoms similar to those of the common cold. However, the severity of symptoms are usually much greater than cold symptoms, with higher fever, considerable fatigue, sometimes nausea and vomiting, and a longer recovery period. Secondary infections are also more likely to occur after a bout of influenza, especially in the young and the elderly.
The primary cell salt remedy for influenza is Natrum Sulphuricum, which regulates intercellular fluids, removes waste fluids, and supports the many functions of the liver. For natural support when experiencing flu symptoms, combine Nat Sulph with Ferr Phos, Kali Mur, or Kali Sulph, depending on the stages of infection described above.
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How to Take Cell or Tissue Salts for Colds and Flu
Squirt 2-3 sprays of one or several salts directly into your mouth or add them to a small glass of water, swirl, and sip slowly. Take them three times a day or as often as needed as long as needed. For children under 12, use 1 spray per dose per cell salt. Mixing the sprays with water is ideal for children. You can also spray the cell salts onto your child's wrists or temples and rub them in gently. The sprays are prepared with 80% water and 20% organic cane alcohol.
Cell Salts for Colds & Flu Chart
Download and/or print out the chart below to keep on hand during the flu season and for cold attacks year-round.
More Tips to Deal with Colds and the Flu
The most important thing to remember when troubled by a cough, cold, or flu is that the immune system needs all the help it can get while fighting infection. This is a time for extra rest, light but nourishing foods, and lots of liquids — especially hot drinks.
About Dr. Schuessler and the 12 Cell Salts
Cell salts, or tissue salts, were discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler, who identified 12 mineral compounds essential to cell nutrition, growth, and repair. At HomepathyStore, the cell salts for colds are available as liquid oral sprays. Liquid sprays are sugar free, lactose free, gluten free, and vegan. Anyone looking for homeopathic remedies for cold, cough, and fever should check out our selection today.
Please note: Product descriptions grounded in homeopathic practice. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.