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Cell Salt Series: Sweltering and Swelling

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

October 19th, 2018  |  6 Comments

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Not to get too personal, but have your ankles ever looked like water balloons? (And felt like them, too?)

If you have swelling in any particular part of your body — not just generalized swelling but swelling you can press on and leave a dent — that’s called edema. Some call it water retention. Some just call it miserable.

Many times, the build-up of toxins can be the root cause of the edema (for example, too much salt in your body can cause water to build up in tissues). Edema can range between extremely uncomfortable to downright painful.

Last week, I wrote about Nat mur, The Water Distributor. But for water retention — edematous swelling — Nat sulph is called for as a first remedy.

The difference between the two is Nat sulph is all about the liver and gently encouraging its ability to release toxins.

I’m reminded of an old descriptive term you don’t hear much anymore: people used to complain of “liverishness.” This wouldn’t be a typical stomachache right after eating.

No, this would be something that happened in the latter stages of digestion. Just an uncomfortable, ill feeling, as if their digestion wasn’t working properly (and it probably wasn’t).

The term “liverish” eventually became synonymous with someone who was cranky and ill-tempered. No surprise there, right? When someone doesn’t feel well, they don’t always behave well.

If only they’d used Nat sulph!

I probably should have written about this tremendous cell salt a bit earlier in the summer, because Nat sulph is especially called for in those who are adversely affected by hot, humid weather.

In fact, it’s perfect for Florida! They should put it in the water down here!

We’ve been coming to Florida for years, but when we first moved down here, some days were so oppressively hot and humid, I couldn’t even function properly. I took Nat sulph 6X twice a day until I felt like myself again. Don’t get me wrong — I was still hot (it is Florida, after all). But, I could function again!

As you can see, Nat sulph has many applications. Here in my blog, I can only focus on just a few. Keep in mind though, it is also thought of for asthma, especially when it becomes worse in humidity. It also is effective for arthritis that is made worse from humidity.

Simply said: if you’re thinking about oppressive heat and humidity, think of Nat sulph.

So, next time you have friends sweltering in Florida or the tropics or wherever they may be, remember to pass on the good news of homeopathy!


P.S. As I mentioned, there is only so much room in this blog environment to teach the complete picture of a remedy. If you’re intrigued by the amazing powers of these cell salts, you will benefit from the additional information contained in my digital download, Cell Salts: The Easy Homeopathy™.

P.P.S. If you’re looking for the other posts in my series on the cell salts, here are the links for your convenience:

Calc phos

Ferrum phos

Mag phos

Nat phos

Kali phos

Calc fluor

Nat mur


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I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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6 thoughts on “Cell Salt Series: Sweltering and Swelling”

  1. StephTest says:

    steph test

  2. ginajinx says:

    When I travel to warm humid places in the last 2 years… I get swelling and it actually hurts to walk. I get achy calf muscles as well… so you recommend Nat Sulph? Only take when I am travelling or?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If a condition is only occasional, so should the treatment be only occasional.

  3. Lisa says:

    Hello Joette,
    I purchased your CD audio Cell Salts set a while back and am learning more about them. This series you are doing is very helpful as well. Also, we just covered the information on cell salts in your GW2 study guide. My question relates to SILICA which has yet to be featured in this series… looking forward to it1 I recently was warned that taking Silica is not advised if you have any foreign objects in your body that you do NOT wish to be pushed out – e.g. tooth fillings, plates, screws, rods. I never considered this before. Is this truly a concern? My son had a titanium rod surgically put in place in his leg. I would not want to give him something that would cause trouble. When you do write on Silica, can you address this area? It reminds me of the words of caution we see when Symphytum is used for broken bones… make sure the bone is properly set first. These are important bits of info for newbies… God bless you for all your work. Love to learn from you!

  4. LG says:

    Does the condition “fatty liver” correspond to the state of “liverishness”?
    Is there anything more you can say about the aforementioned condition?

  5. Elisa says:

    While on a trip to India last week, my mom’s feet began to swell – then there was the long trip back to the US and into cold weather a few days ago – and her feet and toes are still larger than usual. Does Nat Sulph 6X sound appropriate?

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