KALIUM CHLORICUM: Materia Medica

Chlorate of Potassium-K clo. 3 (KALI CHLORICUM) – Acts very destructively upon the kidneys, producing a croupous nephritis, hemoglobinuria, etc. Parenchymatous nephritis with stomatitis. Produces most acute ulcerative and follicular stomatitis.

Noma. Toxaemic conditions of pregnancy (urinary symptoms). Chronic nephritis; hepatitis. Septicaemia. Anaemia.

Mouth.–Profuse secretion of acid saliva. Whole mucous surface red, tumid, with gray-based ulcers. Tongue swollen. Stomatitis-aphthous and gangrenous. Fetor. Mercurial stomatitis (as a mouth wash).

Stomach.–Feeling of weight in epigastric and umbilical region. Flatulence. Vomiting of greenish-black matter.

Stool.–Diarrhoea; profuse, greenish mucus.

Urine.–Albuminous, scanty, suppressed. Haematuria; diuresis. Nucleo-albumin and bile, high Phosphoric acid, with low total solids.

Skin.–Jaundice. Itching miliary or papular eruptions. Discolored; chocolate tint.

Dose.–Second to sixth potency. Use cautiously locally as it is poisonous.

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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