Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Salt, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Good and bad uses.-A Dr. Parsons tells of a bottle fed baby that from one ill after another dwindled to a mere skeleton.One day a salt cellar was near, and it clutched it desperately and took salt. After that it was given salt in its food in reasonable quantity and made quick recovery. Salt, starvation!

On the other hand, salt fiends develop baggy eyes, legs swell at times, are pudgy, as it were water logged, are puffy, as if one could stick a finger in them as in butter, apt to have fits, may see things, such as quick lights, ghosts, hobgoblins, regular D.T. things, dizziness, lost memory, feels as if going crazy, head swims and everything goes black. All these are often the result of excessive salt eating, where no other cause can be found. The cure is to stop the salt for a time and then use very moderately, as nature designed. Dr. Parsons said that some of the people have an unnatural craving for salt and others take it to excess because of an idea that it is good for the health.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.