Schuessler Salt No. 17 Manganum sulfuricum

Schuessler Salt No. 17, Manganum sulfuricum (manganese sulphate), is considered to be the agent for better oxygen supply in the tissue. Manganese sulfate is also said to have a positive effect on blood formation and blood circulation and protect against vasoconstriction.

What is Schuessler Salt No. 17: Manganum sulfuricum?

According to the Schuessler method, Manganum sulfuricum promotes the synthesis of hemoglobin, the iron-containing red blood pigment in the red blood cells. In this way, manganese sulfate is said to support the supply of the tissue with oxygen, which is transported bound to hemoglobin into every cell in our body. In addition, it should protect the blood vessels from the formation of dangerous plaques on the inner walls and thus protect against arteriosclerosis.

Furthermore, naturopaths attribute Manganum sulfuricum to a role in lipoprotein metabolism (triglycerides, cholesterol and cholesteryl ester) and in carbohydrate metabolism. Finally, Manganum sulfuricum is said to promote the development of cartilage and protect it.

Locations for Manganum sulfuricum

The Schuessler theory states that manganum sulfuricum is primarily stored in the cells of those organs that require a lot of energy. These are, for example, the liver, kidneys and pancreas, bone marrow and hair. These cells are characterized by the fact that they have many mitochondria, the so-called power plants of the cells.

Symptoms and diseases of manganum sulfuricum deficiency

According to Schuessler biochemistry, a lack of Manganum sulfuricum can cause various symptoms and illnesses that can be rebalanced by administering manganese sulfate. The following complaints are listed for Schuessler Salt No. 17:

  • immunodeficiency
  • Learning disorder, poor memory due to overwork
  • anemia
  • Depression, Hyperactivity, Excitement
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Lupus Disease
  • dry mucous membranes, sore throat, drooling, red, swollen eyes, inflamed eyelids
  • Bronchitis, chronic catarrh of the airways
  • Inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa
  • liver problems, inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
  • cystitis
  • rheumatoid arthritis, gout, arthrosis, disc defects, bone growth disorders, osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • alcohol abuse

Alternative practitioners often recommend Manganum sulfuricum to athletes to increase their physical performance.

The symptoms are often worse in closed rooms, when excited and at night. A change in weather to wet and cold weather is said to aggravate the symptoms, while fresh air improves them.

Application of Manganum sulfuricum

Manganum sulfuricum is mainly used internally. The Schuessler salt no. 17 can be used as the rule power D6 or D12.

Internal use of Manganum sulfuricum

Manganese sulfate tablets in the potentization D6 or D12 should slowly dissolve in the mouth so that the minerals are absorbed directly through the oral mucosa. Several tablets should be sucked one after the other at intervals of about five minutes. As with all supplemental salts, dissolving the tablets in hot water (as with the “Hot Seven”, Schuessler Salt No. 7) is also not recommended for Manganum sulfuricum.

In the case of iron deficiency, manganese sulphate is often added to Ferrum phosphoricum as an alternating or intermediate remedy (six to ten tablets of Ferrum phosphoricum D3 followed by one to three tablets of Manganum sulfuricum D6). Naturopaths recommend long-term intake if the iron balance is to be rebuilt. In the case of osteoporosis, the combination of Manganum sulfuricum D12 with sodium chloratum No. 8 can support bone mineralization.

External use of Manganum sulfuricum

An external application of Manganum sulfuricum as a porridge is possible.

Characteristic causes of a lack of Manganum sulfuricum

According to Schuessler’s alternative method, obsessive character structures can consume the fuel in the body in excess and thus lead to a deficiency. The gift of a salt cannot simply dissolve difficult character traits. Rather, according to the theory, the affected person should be supported in working on these problems by taking the Schuessler salt in a targeted manner. This apparently works by releasing internal blockages and restoring a biochemical balance. Experienced therapists apparently succeed in recognizing signs of stressful character problems based on typical signs of a mineral salt deficiency.

For Manganum sulfuricum, excessive stress and overexertion regardless of one’s own physical limits are considered a risk of a deficit in Schuessler salt No. 17. People who have problems distinguishing themselves and coming to terms with stressful circumstances should have excessive manganese sulfate stores claim. Joy and lightness seem to be rare in the lives of these people. A change between depressive mood and excitement is often observed. In order to fill up the manganese sulphate depot again, energy-sapping behavior should be avoided as far as possible.

Signs of deficiency on the face

A knowledgeable naturopath looks for signs of a lack of manganum sulfuricum on the patient’s face. Such signs of deficiency are:

  • torn corners of the mouth (rhagades)
  • skin pallor
  • dry itchy skin
  • poorly healing wounds
  • Fan-like, brownish-ochre to brownish-black discoloration at the outer corner of the eye toward the temples

Other important information about Manganum sulfuricum

Manganese sulphate is usually combined with the following basic remedies: calcium phosphoricum, ferrum phosphoricum, potassium phosphoricum, magnesium phosphoricum and sodium chloratum. A lack of manganum sulfuricum is said to increase primarily through extreme and top-class sports, stress, carbohydrate-rich food and diabetes.


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