Sodium Chlorate in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is sodium chlorate?

The homeopathic remedy sodium chloratum is obtained from rock salt, which is dissolved in boiling water and then filtered and evaporated. It is used in people who have developed physical ailments from long-lasting grief.

Typical areas of application are colds or vagienal discharge with protein-like mucus, headaches over the eyes with visual disturbances, inflammation of the gums, mouth ulcers or skin changes with warts, boils, psoriasis and cold sores. Salt also helps with constipation and acid reflux.

Leading symptoms

  • Ailments from grief, first lovesickness
  • Consolation aggravated, aversion to consolation
  • Jealousy after the birth of a sibling
  • craving for salt
  • Great thirst for ice-cold drinks
  • Back pain better from pressure
  • Regularly recurring headaches with blurred vision and nausea
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Torn corners of the mouth
  • tendency to herpes
  • Great sleepiness after eating
  • Mottled Tongue (“Map Tongue”)
  • Learning to speak late
  • Cannot urinate in the presence of others
  • Insomnia due to rush of thoughts

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need sodium chloratum?

Salt patients often have a puffy face, a rather broad stature, pale skin, and watery eyes. They are always trying to keep their emotions under control; however, they tend to be moody and often hide behind an emotional wall of protection. Despite wanting attention and becoming irritable and resentful when ignored, they avoid social situations and often withdraw.


Natrum chloratum is indicated for all the typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • Fast
  • fresh air
  • lying hard
  • cold baths
  • eat nothing
  • Sweat
  • wash with cold water


  • by the sea and with sea air
  • effort
  • Sounds
  • cold
  • light, sun and heat
  • morning and noon
  • mental stress
  • stress

What are typical uses for sodium chloratum?

  • headache
  • depressive moods
  • fears
  • colds
  • sleep disorders
  • skin complaints
  • constipation
  • heart trouble

Areas of application in detail

Canker sores

Aphthae on the tongue, with burning pains. The lips are dry and cracked. great thirst. No improvement after drinking.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Depressive moods

great sadness but unable to cry. Fear of disappointment and rejection, therefore rather closed and introverted. Wants no pity and seeks solitude. Often impulsive and ill-considered actions.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Thirst, big

the thirst is often triggered by too salty food and can hardly be quenched.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Cold/ flu/ febrile infection

for colds with a runny nose and frequent sneezing attacks. Cold sores may form, the corners of the mouth are cracked and/or the lips are cracked.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Hair loss

Hair loss on the forehead, the typical receding hairline. Especially in people with oily facial skin. Even after pregnancy and after breastfeeding.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Autumn depression

Low blood pressure, severe irritability, constipation D6 three times a day

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Blisters are mainly on the upper lip and form after eating seafood or while being by the sea. Patient is very thirsty and needs salty things. He is emotionally unbalanced, grief-stricken, and afraid of the unexpected. Aggravated by affection, work and heat.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Hay fever / allergic rhinitis

watery, burning runny nose with violent attacks of sneezing, especially in the morning. The eyes burn and tear. A cold sore often occurs in addition .

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Headache migraine

chronic pounding, pounding headaches that are particularly severe in the morning. Visual disturbances or numbness in the face are often preceded. Sun and heat worsen the symptoms.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Grief / sadness

in the case of long-lasting grief, which also leads to physical complaints. Patient tends to become depressed, withdrawn, feels guilty and cannot take comfort

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Menstrual period, discomfort before (premenstrual syndrome)

the breasts are tender to the touch, the abdomen is distended and the vagienal mucosa is dry. Frequently irregular cycles. Patient is irritable or depressed but has an aversion to sympathy.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Menstrual cramps

painful periods with a rather irregular cycle, often in connection with headaches or back pain. If your period is too early, the bleeding will be heavy, if your period is too late, it will be light. The patient is irritable and depressed.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Cradle cap

Cradle cap at the hairline (forehead, neck, ears). White crusts and itching on the skin. Aggravated by sun exposure.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 


for sun allergies, hives and cold sores with severe itching. Watery discharge, especially in the bends of the joints, in the neck and at the hairline.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Sleep disorders

Difficulty falling asleep because of a long-ago sad event or long-standing grief.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Runny nose with a runny nose and frequent sneezing attacks. Also for hay fever and chronic colds with nosebleeds

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage forms of sodium chloratum

With their pronounced craving for salty foods, patients often indicate their need themselves. The usual potencies for homeopathic doses are between 6X and 12X.

Sodium chloratum dosage

How often sodium chlorate may be administered depends on the intensity and duration of the symptoms. In self-medication, it is usual to give three times five globules D6 or D12 or weekly D30 for recurring but not yet chronic symptoms. Chronic symptoms are counteracted with higher potencies from C30 with a single dose.

Sodium chlorate effect

Sodium chloratum acts on the nervous system, skin, respiratory tract, heart and digestive tract.

Sodium chlorate in pregnancy

The homeopathic remedy is not only recommended for heartburn and back pain. It is an important constitutional remedy during pregnancy to treat anemia associated with constant tiredness and poor performance. It is also used to treat chronic insomnia, anxiety and a tendency towards pregnancy depression. Sodium chloratum can still be used for pregnancy-related immunodeficiency and cold sores caused by it.

Sodium chloratum for the baby

Cradle cap in babies is commonly treated with sodium chloratum. White scales or white scabs can be found on the hairy head. The eyebrows are particularly affected.

Abdominal cramps in babies that develop after consuming milk, eggs, or grains are part of the medicinal picture of sodium chloratum. It is irrelevant whether the baby or the breastfeeding mother has eaten these foods.

The homeopathic remedy can be helpful in the treatment of developmental delays. Babies learn to talk and walk late. The babies are mostly well-behaved and rarely cry.

Sodium chloratum for dogs, horses and cats

Natrum chloratum has proven its worth in animals that are sad and depressed after the loss of a caregiver and develop physical complaints.

Chronic constipation in animals with dry stools, pain, and ineffective urging to defecate are often treated with sodium chloratum.

Side effects of sodium chlorate

If the symptoms or the picture of the drug are correct, there are no side effects or there are significant side effects that go beyond a possible initial aggravation. Otherwise, especially if the drug is taken beyond the symptoms, an involuntary drug test can be carried out. If in doubt, medical advice should be sought.

Expertise for homeopaths

Supplemental Funds

  • Apis mellifica
  • Argentum nitricum
  • Bryonia
  • capsicum
  • Ignatia
  • Potassium carbonicum
  • sepia
  • tuberculinum

Good next

  • Apis mellifica
  • Bryonia
  • Calcium carbonicum
  • Hepar sulfuris
  • Potassium carbonicum
  • Pulsatilla
  • Rhus toxicodendron
  • Selenium
  • sepia
  • sulfur
  • Thuja



  • Argentum nitricum
  • Arsenicum album
  • camphora
  • Acidum nitricum
  • Nux vomica
  • Phosphorus
  • sepia

Similar/Related remedies

  • Pulsatilla

Typical potencies: Sodium chloratum is often used in the potencies 6X and 12X and in the 30C and 200C potencies.

fabric type: Rock salt, like table salt


Leave a Comment