KALIUM SULPHURICUM: Materia Medica

Potassium Sulphate (KALI SULPHURICUM) – Ailments accompanied by profuse desquamation. Applicable to the later stages of inflammation. Yellow, mucous and serous discharges, profuse and intermittent. Has been found of much use in oxaluria.

Head.–Rheumatic headache, beginning in evening. Bald spots. Dandruff and scaldhead.

Ears.–Eustachian deafness. Discharge of yellow matter (Hydr).

Nose.–Cold, with yellow, slimy expectoration. Nose obstructed. Smell lost (Nat mur). Engorgement of the nasal pharyngeal mucous membrane, mouth breathing, snoring, etc, remaining after removal of adenoids.

Face.–Aches in heated room. Epithelioma.

Stomach.–Tongue coated yellow and slimy. Insipid, pappy taste. Gums painful. Burning thirst, nausea, and vomiting. Load feeling. Dread of hot drinks.

Abdomen.–Colicky pains; abdomen feels cold to touch; tympanitic, tense. Yellow, slimy diarrhoea. Constipation, with haemorrhoids (Sulph).

Male.–Gonorrhoea; discharge slimy, yellowish-green. Orchitis. Gleet.

Female.–Menses too late, scanty, with feeling of weight in abdomen. Metrorrhagia.

Respiratory.–Coarse rales. Rattling of mucus in chest (Tart em). Post-grippal cough, especially in children. Bronchial asthma, with yellow expectoration. Cough; worse in evening and in hot atmosphere. Croupy hoarseness (Hep; Spong).

Extremities.–Pain in nape, back and limbs, worse in warm room. Shifting, wandering pains.

Fever.–Rise of temperature at night. Intermittent fever, with yellow, slimy tongue.

Skin.–Psoriasis (Ars; Thyroid). Eczema; burning, itching, papular eruption. Nettle-rash. Polypi. Epithelioma. Seborrhoea. Favus. Ring-worm of scalp or beard with abundant scales.

Modalities.–Worse, in evening, heated room. Better, cool, open air.

Relationship.–Compare: Kali sulph chromico.–Alum of chrome-3x (Produces in the nasal passages very fine threads from the septum to external wall; affections of nasal fossae and hay-fever. Chronic colds. Sneezing, red, watery eyes, irritation of mucous membrane). Pulsat; Kali bich; Nat m.

Dose.–Third to twelfth potency.

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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