Biochemic System of Medicine or 12 Tissue Remedies

Dr Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, a noted German biochemist and Homoeopath, discovered the Biochemic system in the year 1873. He analysed ashes of dead bodies and concluded that they contain 12 compound salts, viz.Calcium Flouride, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulphate, Ferrum Phosphate, Kali Muriaticum, Kali Phosphoricum, Kali Sulphuricum (Kali salts are Potassium salts),  Magnesium Phosphoricum, Natrum Muriaticum (actually common salt), Natrum Phosphoricum, Natrum Sulphuricum and Silicea.

Dr Satish Kanojia

These twelve Biochemic minerals are present in every cell of the human body and for proper functioning of body tissues, a correct balance of these minerals must be maintained. Dr Schuessler was of the opinion that the disease is caused by the insufficiency of one or more of these organic salts in the tissues/cells of the body and thusthe supply of these deficient salt(s) will cure the disease/ relieve symptoms.


The Biochemic remedies are usually available in the lower potencies or strengths (as compared to homoeopathic remedies) and they go from 3x, 6x, 12x to 30x.


These medicines are prescribed on evaluating several variables; the symptom(s), their aggravating factors (worsening the problems) and ameliorating factors (improving / alleviating the problem), state of the tongue, the discharges (nasal, sweat, vaginal etc).


For the readers’ benefit and easy grasp the indications for each of them are given below but itis sincerely requested to please take the guidance of a Homoeopath/ Biochemic practitioner and do NOT self-medicate.



S. no Remedy Action Tongue Discharges Worse by Better by
1 Calc-f Keeps the muscles and skin elastic and protects bones and teeth. Cracked Thick, lumpy yellow discharges damp weather, rest Cold fomentation, rubbing, heat
2 Calc-p Keeps bones and teeth healthy, general tonic Bad taste in the morning Albuminous (like the white of egg) Night, cold,
getting wet
Warm room,
warm weather
3 Calc-s Keeps the blood pure, all kinds of suppurations Clay coloured, sour, soapy, acrid taste. Much bloody – yellow mixed with blood Getting wet,  washing,
Warm, dry  environment
4 Ferr-p Carries oxygen to every part of the body, first stages of all pains, fever, inflammations Clean & red. Dryness, burning & scanty expectoration mixed with blood. Heat,
hot drinks,
shaking of head,
Cold air, cold applications
5 Kali-m Prevents  congestion White or grey coated Thick, white, slime or phlegm, Motion clay coloured, Stools bloody, blood from scales (eczema) Eating rich & fat food
Hot application & drinks
6 Kali-p Keeps the brain and nerves healthy, Brain disorders. Stale, brownish-mustard like taste. Dry in the morning Blood thin, black, offensive odour. Burning scalding. Dysentery with pure blood, stools- offensive odour. Noise, being alone, exertion,
Cheerful excitement,
gentle motion,
rest, heat
7 Kali-s Exchanges the oxygen in the cells and keeps the skin clear Yellow, slimy, whitish edges, taste lost, burning heat in mouth Slimy, yellowish or greenish mucus discharge. Skin hot and dry, scaling of scalp. Expectoration profuse – shiny, yellow/greenish Evenings,
Pains move from side to side.
Cool air, open air
8 Mag-p Acts as an anti-spasmodic, Spasms, pains, cardiac related problems. Clean / coated white. Dry mouth, sticky saliva at corners of lip. Diarrhoea watery, menstrual flow – dark, clotted, intermittent Open air,
cold air, uncovering,
cold drinks,
at night.
Warm room,
warm weather
hot drinks,
light pressure,
bending over double.
9 Nat-m Distributes water and moisturises Dry, parched, sore throat, salty taste, blisters. Excess secretions, sneezing, vomiting of clear, watery phlegm (with great thirst). Diarrhoea watery. Thin watery blood with menses. Leucorrhoea discharge watery, starch like.
  1. Cold air, open air
Evenings, warmth, pressure
10 Nat-p Neutralises the acid in the stomach, Liver & gastric problems Moist, yellow, creamy at back of tongue, acid taste. Creamy discharges (eyes, ears). Vomiting of sour fluids,morning sickness, sour smelling stools (with mucus).Yellow discharges (eczema, leucorrhoea Thunderstorm,
open air,
after eating.
Itching in bed,
Headache (morning)
Warmth, warm room,
11 Nat-s Keeps the liver functioning well, Diabetes, chills, pains Dirty green, grey, brown,bitter taste, full of saliva Pus changes to green on exposure to light. Diarrhoea green stools, urine red, brick-like. Diabetes, eczema yellow watery Cold, wet,
cold weather,
Dry and warm room, warm weather
12 Silicea Cleans the blood and prevents abscesses, Hardening of tongue, ulcers Pustules, yellow pus,loose expectoration, rattling of thick yellow pus, stools foetid, offensive. pus & mucus in urine,foot sweat Night, full moon, open air, cold air, winter Heat, warm room, summer


Dr Satish Kanojia, Practising Homoeopathy & Biochemic since last 20 years; He is Assistant editor of National Journal of Homoeopathy, India’s largest Homoeopathic Journal. Dr Satish has rich experience in writing research articles, creating MCQs, Academic Crosswords and Sudokus

5 Responses

  1. Dr Sushma Jaiswal
    Dr Sushma Jaiswal June 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm | | Reply

    Biochemic helps….remember as a student of first year medicines…we were told to always have biochemic as a bed side prescription…Reliable and a sure shot prescription…liked the tabular indications very handy…

  2. dr nusrat asif shaikh
    dr nusrat asif shaikh June 21, 2014 at 8:29 am | | Reply

    i m proud to say that twelve tissues remedies have given excellent results to me in my practice

  3. Dr. Jairaj Mishra
    Dr. Jairaj Mishra June 21, 2014 at 9:11 am | | Reply

    Very nice attempt Dr. Satish a collection of simplified abstract of entire remedy at single place Thanks for your contribution.

  4. Uttam Shinde
    Uttam Shinde June 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm | | Reply

    Very good article ,thanks Dr, Satish.

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