Potassium Chloride. Kali Chloratum. Chloride of Potash
This element, or salt, is chemically related to fibrine. Like Ferrum Phosphoricum, it is found in almost all cells. “It will dissolve white, or grayish-white, secretions of the mucous membranes and plastic exudations,” consequently it is called for in catarrh, croupous, and all plastic exudations of mucous membranes that are white or grayish-white. It almost always follows Ferrum phos. for the secondary conditions or states succeeding inflammation. It is indicated in the white, or grayish, coated tongue, in catarrh and diseases showing that peculiar color of the exudations of the mucous membranes. It is especially useful in ear diseases, catarrh of the middle ear and closed Eustachian tubes, cracking noises, deafness, etc.; coughs, hoarseness and bronchial troubles; sluggish liver, light-colored stools, lungs diseases showing characteristic colored expectoration. Like Ferrum phos., it is a useful inter-current remedy in many cases.
This salt has proved curative in abscess, adhesions, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, congestions, “colds.” catarrh, coryza, constipation, cough, croup, deafness and ear diseases, chancre, diarrhoea, diphtheria, dropsy, dyspepsia, eruptions, exudations, excoriations, gastritis, gonorrhoea, haemorrhage of dark, clotty blood (Ferrum phos., bright blood), headache, hoarseness, whooping cough, indigestion, liver diseases, lungs diseases, measles, meningitis, menstruation, mumps, orchitis, pimples, pleurisy, childbirth fever, fevers secondary stage, pains rheumatic, scarlet fever, sick headache, stomach derangements, swelling without fever, sycosis, throat diseases, quinsy, mucous ulcerations, vomiting dark blood, diseases of mucous membranes, etc., when the above-named conditions in general prevailed.