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Nat Mur – Homeopathic Remedy

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Nat Mur – Homeopathic Remedy

Nat Mur (Natrum muriaticum)

Commonly known as salt, this substance was once the standard currency of Roman soldiers, hence the use of the word ‘salary’, which is derived from the Latin ‘salarium’ – a reference to the Roman army’s wages.


This homeopathic remedy is usually obtained from rock salt (deposits of salt formed due to natural evaporation around the shallow edges of salt lakes). Salt is essential to the body, especially for the proper functioning of the nervous system. However, care must be taken not to overdose on this substance – too much salt upsets the body’s water metabolism, leading to conditions such as dry skin and lips, dehydration, and even death.

Other names: Common salt, sodium chloride.


Homeopaths may prescribe this remedy for:

Emotional disturbances such as sensitivity, irritability, depression, and repressed sadness.

Colds displaying the following symptoms: Runny nose, catarrh.

Menstrual problems.

Headaches / migraines.

Cold sores.

Candidiasis (fungal infection) of the mouth. 

Mouth ulcers.

Gum infections.

Bad breath. 

Skin problems including verrucas, warts, spots, and boils. 

Fluid retention displaying the following symptoms: Puffiness of the face, eyelids, ankles, etc.

People requiring this remedy will feel worse: When exposed to heat, sea breezes or cold, thundery weather; between 9am and 11am in the morning; excessive physical activity.

People requiring this remedy will feel better: In the fresh air, after a cold bath, or swim; when sweating or fasting; sleeping on a hard bed

People suitable for this remedy: Commonly very sensitive, trustworthy, intelligent and earnest women with high standards and a need for acceptance.

The information given on this site about homeopathic remedies is just a general overview. Classical homeopathy takes all the patient’s symptoms into account and prescribes upon the “Totality of Symptoms”, thus finding the precise remedy that matches the patient’s symptoms perfectly. 

Here, at The CMA we recommend that anyone interested in learning more about homeopathy and the fascinating remedies that homeopaths use should take an introduction course to homeopathy, which will help you to understand how to become a good home first-aid prescriber. This is ideal for ‘acute symptoms’. However, if you want to learn more – with a view even to becoming a professional homeopath, who is educated highly enough to be able to treat chronic conditions, you’ll need to be prepared to spend many years learning this vast and fascinating topic – along with anatomy, physiology and pathology, history of medicine, homeopathic philosophy, and much more. You’ll find both kinds of courses here on this site – head to our section on Find a CMA Member and search under CMA Registered Training Schools.

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