Schüssler Salt No. 10: Sodium sulfuricum
The main effect of sodium sulfuricum is to drain, or more precisely to drain.
As the Glauber's salt, the original substance, i.e. the non-potentiated form, has been used for a long time to support periods of fasting or to treat constipation.
This effect is mainly due to the fact that it reduces the absorption of water in the large intestine. The large intestine is responsible for the thickening of the stool in the digestive tract by withdrawing water from it and absorbing it into the body ("reabsorbed").
Glauber's salt increases the relative amount of salt molecules inside the intestine and thus ensures a so-called increased osmotic pressure.
Water molecules are stimulated to flow into the intestine and stay there in order to balance the ratio of water to salt molecules.
This means that far less water can be withdrawn from the stool: it remains liquid.
However, Schüssler salts are potentiated. This means that, depending on the potency, the original substance is no longer necessarily included. A strong laxative effect should therefore not be expected when taking the 10th Schüssler salt. Rather, with an impetus that sodium sulfuricum gives the body.
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Schüssler Salt No. 10 as an ointment
Like most Schüssler salts, Natrum sulfuricum can be used internally as well as externally.
An ointment is probably the simplest form of administration for external use and is used for skin diseases whose suspected cause is contamination by toxins or viruses.
These include, for example, cold sores, warts or fungal infections of the skin.
An ointment containing sodium sulfuricum can also relieve the symptoms of allergic eczema, neurodermatitis or psoriasis.
In addition, sodium sulfuricum can be used on wounds that heal poorly, as the poor healing can be caused by the smallest amount of toxins in the body or in the wound.
The ointment or cream can be applied thinly to the appropriate skin areas once or twice a day until the desired improvement occurs.
The dosage is usually chosen in the potency D6.
For a more precise individual dosage, a trained specialist such as a non-medical practitioner should be consulted.
The so-called face analysis can be found in the teaching of the Schüssler salts. This is based on the assumption that certain characteristics consume more of the body's own stores of trace elements and electrolytes than others. This in turn leads to certain symptoms that are also expressed on the face and can be recognized directly by an experienced person.
Even if the doctrine of the Schüssler salts is not identical to that of homeopathy, the collective external and character traits of a patient are often referred to as the remedy picture.
A person who may benefit from using Natrum sulfuricum will have external buildup on the tongue, a red to bluish-red nose and ears, and an unhealthy complexion such as a greenish-yellow tinge around the chin or excessively red Cheeks. Puffy eyes or a swollen eye area can also indicate a need for sodium sulfuricum.
Characteristic traits that consume a particularly large amount of sodium sulfuricum and thus can cause a deficiency are mostly of an obsessive nature: penitentity, conscientiousness, but also stubbornness and adherence to proven or even well-established principles and concepts are typical characteristics of this medicinal product.