Minerals have been used in traditional and complementary medicine for thousands of years and have been recorded in an array of ancient cultures. A variety of mineral prescriptions were made up for medicinal treatment, and were given both internally and externally. They were used in Ebers Papyrus 1500BC, Ayurvedic texts, Chinese on silk dating back to 475BC to 8 AD.
Minerals are the basis of human nutrition. Maurice Blackmore famous for his Blackmores recorded work from Schuessler (1821-1898) a German homeopath, he concentrated on minerals as the " essential factor in the treatment of diseases". This theory came about after observing certain minerals that were left in the ash after body cremation of the body. He studied the ashes and tissues and found the presence of 12 biochemical mineral salts. Schuessler came to the conclusion that these 12 mineral salts were essential to human health and related deficiencies that can lead to disease. Schuessler then adhered these mineral salts which he used. They included:
- Calcium Fluoride
- Calcium phosphate
- Potassium chloride
- Potassium chloride
- Potassium sulfate
- Sodium chloride
- Sodium phosphate
- Sodium sulfate
- Iron phosphate
- Magnesium phosphate
- Silicon dioxide
Maurice Blackmore was in strong agreement with Schuessler, that mineral salts played a crucial role in the structure for our bodies especially at a cellular level, bones, joints, digestion, alkaline and acid balance, infections. Mineral salts are still used today across thousand of health clinics worldwide. They are a very gentle remedy for prescribing and work very well for acute conditions, they are low cost, and great for children. Mineral salts work best in combination with one another usually. Simple tongue analysis and nail analysis is an excellent way of finding deficiencies and ailments, this is where mineral salts are utilised very well. (Mineral Therapy Prescribers Reference, Revised edition.)
Here are two examples of mineral salts, the sodium salts:
Sodium Phosphate is great for decreasing acidic in our tissues, this would include, indigestion, arthritis, urinary tract infections, and many more.
Sodium sulfate plays an important role in balancing body fluids, blood circulation, poor liver function, fluid retention, gallbladder, and many more.
They can be an effective treatment for many ailments, acutely and longer periods of time, and very affordable.
You must not be confused with minerals like magnesium or zinc, for example, they are similar but they fill up reservoirs and work differently, and are absorbed through the gut. Mineral salts, on the other hand, don't need to be broken down in the same way, they work directly on all cellular level. (Schuessler Salts.)