DEAR SIR, Salt having been much mentioned in your admirable Journal of late, I would like to contribute the following. Experience has shown me that a large amount of constipation is due to dryness of the bowel. For this the biochemic system of medicine advocates Natrum muriaticum 3x, three to five pills three times a day. I therefore tried it on a number of sufferers with astonishing results.
One man had not had a natural action for forty years. In four days his constipation vanished. He was troubled once since, took the remedy again and has not been bothered any further. This man had been accustomed to eat salt in the ordinary way with his food. Another case was that of a man who had suffered from intermittent constipation extending over a period of thirty years.
He lived to a large extent on a scientific, or rather a natural, diet, but even so was troubled with dryness of the bowel. Now he finds that, as long as he takes a few pills of Natrum muriaticum, his bowels work perfectly. If, however, he goes for too many days without taking this triturated common salt, he is again d constipated or has inadequate stools. I could cite many other cases, but space does not permit.
Why should salt be a specific for dryness of the bowels? Because salt is the “water carrier” and, not only that, but taken in such minute doses that it can be assimilated it ensures that moisture be in the right place. Nasal catarrh and chronic constipation often go hand in hand.
Instead of the moisture being in the bowel, it is in the nose. To expect to cure this condition by snuffs and nasal douches is not scientific. It can be only cured when the body is supplied with what it lacks. That salt taken as a condiment (although beneficial in other ways) fails to cure dryness of the bowel only goes once again to prove the wisdom of the small dose.
Persons in good health quickly lose their strength by taking purgative medicines, or using bad food .–HIPPOCRATES, Aphorisms.