Latin, Zoological, Botanical and mineralogical name/s:
|Nat. Mur., Natrum Muriaticum
||Rock Salt, Sodium Chloride
||Sodium Chloride, Natrum Chloratum
Sodium Chloride (table salt) is mined from underground deposits called Halite
which is rack salt that has dried many years ago or from natural salt flats (or
man made salt flats) where the dried deposits are collected and sold to the
refiners of table salt.
Salt is present in virtually all food that we eat and it is not necessary to add
salt to food for nutritional purposes. Salt is a vital part of all life forms
performing many of the essential metabolic functions and facilitating
neurotransmissions. Deficiencies cause cramps and fatigue while excessive intake
will increase blood pressure and risk of hypertension related diseases like
heart attacks and strokes.
The coarse rock salt is boiled up and filtered. The resulting mixture is
evaporated to farm sodium chloride which is then triturated with lactose sugar
to make the base remedy or mother tincture.
Roman soldiers were paid in salt during the time of the Roman Empire when
salt was extremely valuable and used as money in the markets (the word "salary"
originated from this practice). In those days salt was made by boiling sea water
and it took a lot of water and even more firewood to produce a kilogram of pure
In ancient times salt was of great value, not only for its seasoning properties
in cooking but also as a preservative of foods at a time when refrigeration was
not an option.
Sensitive people benefit from this remedy. They tend to inhibitions,
irritability, depression and although they keep their emotions under tight
control are easily hurt by criticism or a lack of acceptance when they become
moody and self-centered. Nat. Mur. is also good for premenstrual tension and
Physical symptoms are often a mucosal discharge and/or fluid retention
associated with headaches and cold sores.
Suppressed emotions, runny discharges, self-centered depression and sadness,
worse for heat.
Used for treatment of:
Menstrual and Vaginal problems:
Slimy, wet vaginal discharge. Irregular menstrual cycle (or halted menstrual
cycle due to grief). Extreme tiredness before and after menstruation. Headaches
and water retention during menstruation.
Coughs, Catarrh, colds and
Thin watery runny nose. Discharge often colorless but relentless in the
mornings. There may be a dry hacking cough after a period of wet, watery chest
Migraines and other headaches:
Throbbing headaches with blurred vision (in some people blurred vision does not
always accompany migraines).
Warts and boils:
Verrucas, Plantar Warts (foot warts) boils and pussy pimples.
Greasy skin conditions:
Oily skin normally accompanied by dandruff and greasy hair.
Psoriasis and hives often respond to this remedy.
Cracked, dry lips
Puffiness of the face, swollen ankles due to fluid/urine retention.
General Symptoms Worse for:
Factors/Conditions that make the symptoms worse
Cold, wet weather
General Symptoms Better for:
Factors/Conditions that improve symptoms
Lying in the dark (mostly headaches)
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