KALIUM BROMATUM: Materia Medica

Bromide of Potash (KALI BROMATUM) – Like all Potash Salts, this weakens the heart and lowers temperature. Brominism is caused by it.

General failure of mental power, loss of memory, melancholia, anaesthesia of the mucous membranes, especially of eyes, throat, and skin; acne; loss of sexual desire, paralysis. Leading remedy in psoriasis. Nodular form of chronic gout. Symptoms of apoplectic attacks, uraemic or otherwise; somnolence and stertor, convulsions, aphasia, albuminuria. Epilepsy (with salt-free diet).

Mind.–Profound, melancholic delusion; feeling of moral deficiency; religious depression; delusions of conspiracies against him. Imagines he is singled out as an object of divine wrath. Loss of memory. Must do something-move about; gets fidgety (Tarant). Fear of being poisoned (Hyos). Amnesic aphasia; can pronounce any word told, but cannot speak otherwise. Night terrors. Horrid illusions. Active delirium.

Head.–Suicidal mania with tremulousness. Face flushed. Numb feeling in head. Brain-fag. Coryza with tendency to extension into throat.

Throat.–Congestion of uvula and fauces. Anaesthesia of fauces, pharynx, and larynx. Dysphagia, especially of liquids (Hyos).

Stomach.–Vomiting, with intense thirst, after each meal. Persistent hiccough (Sulph ac).

Abdomen.–Sensation as if bowels were falling out. Cholera infantum, with reflex cerebral irritation, jerking and twitching of muscles. Green, watery stools with intense thirst, vomiting, eyes sunken. Prostration. Internal coldness of abdomen. Diarrhoea, with much blood. Green, watery stools. Retraction of abdomen.

Urinary.–Sensibility of urethra diminished. Urine profuse, with thirst. Diabetes (Phos ac).

Male.–Debility and impotence. Effects of sexual excesses, especially loss of memory, impaired co-ordination, numbness and tingling in limbs. Sexual excitement during partial slumber.

Female.–Pruritus. Ovarian neuralgia with great nervous uneasiness. Exaggerated sexual desire. Cystic tumors of ovaries.

Respiratory.–Spasmodic croup. Reflex cough during pregnancy. Dry, fatiguing, hacking cough at night.

Extremities.–Fidgety hands; busy twitching of fingers. Jerking and twitching of muscles.

Skin.–Acne of face, pustules. Itching; worse on chest, shoulders, and face. Anaesthesia of skin. Psoriasis.

Sleep.–Restless sleep. Extreme drowsiness. Sleeplessness due to worry and grief and sexual excess. Night terrors. Grinding teeth in sleep. Horrible dreams. Somnambulism.

Modalities.–Better, when occupied mentally or physically.

Dose.–A few grains of the crude salt to the third trituration. Remember the unstable character of this salt. Said to be much more active if salt is eliminated from the diet.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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