Schüßler salts are mainly taken for self-treatment. For this you either have to have a clear picture of the symptoms or you have to observe very closely on the basis of physical characteristics in order to find the right salt. Corresponding lists of symptoms can be found in relevant books - here is a brief overview of which main symptoms which remedy is particularly suitable:
No. 1 calcium fluoride (calcium fluoride)
"Elasticity promoter": corneal formation, splintering fingernails, tissue loosening, anal eczema, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and vein calcification.
No. 2 Calcium Phosphoricum (Calcium Phosphate)
"The cell renewer": Disorders of tooth and bone formation, poorly healing fractures. In conjunction with # 8 for the recovery phase after surviving diseases.
No. 3 Ferrum phosphoricum (iron phosphate)
"The anti-inflammatory drug": main remedy in the first stage of all inflammations and for fresh wounds, bruises, sprains, bleeding and pulsating pain.
No. 4 potassium chlorate (potassium chloride)
"The mucous membrane stronger": inflammation in the "second stage", with white-gray coating of the tongue, tonsillitis, measles, mumps, hoarseness, middle ear catarrh, eye inflammation, joint swelling, tendonitis.
No. 5 potassium phosphoricum (potassium phosphate)
"The Energizer": agitation, insomnia, states of exhaustion of the body and mind, memory weakness, heart failure, muscle weakness and paralysis.
No. 6 potassium sulphate (potassium sulphate)
"The Schleimhemmer": in the "third" stage of the inflammation, Katarrhe (yellowish-slimy) like fluent cold; promotes desquamation after measles, scarlet fever and rubella.
No. 7 Magnesium Phosphoricum (Magnesium Phosphate)
"The Krampflöser": convulsive tendency such as heart spasm, stomach spasm, bladder spasm, calf cramp, rule cramps. Also for gastric, biliary and renal colic.
No. 8 sodium chloratum (sodium chloride, common salt)
"The water balance regulator": anemia, tear and salivation, watery nasal catarrh, sensitivity to cold, cold sores, dandruff, dry skin.
No. 9 sodium phosphoricum (sodium phosphate)
"The Acid Inhibitor": heartburn, rheumatism, sciatica, chronic fatigue, acne, blackheads, diaper rash, heartburn, cravings, gastritis, and high fat meal.
No. 10 Sodium Sulfuricum (Sodium Sulfate)
"The cleansing power": runny nose, flu, swollen eyes, constipation, diarrhea, rheumatism, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, poisoning headache (hangover), fever blisters.
No. 11 Silicea (Silica)
"The strength generator": exhaustion, malnutrition, signs of aging, boils, fistula, glandular suppuration, arteriosclerosis, tooth ulcers, barley grain, overbone, itchy skin, hair loss, connective tissue weakness.
No. 12 Calcium sulfuricum (calcium sulphate)
"The wound healer": Open suppuration and abscesses, rickets, bladder and kidney inflammation, rheumatism, gout, gingivitis, chronic bronchitis.