KALI BICHROMICUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019

TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

KALI BICHROMICUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy KALI BICHROMICUM

General Action

      Poisonous doses produce ulceration of the skin; circumscribed and penetrating ulcers; papular and Pustular eruptions; general catarrh of mucous membranes; even ulceration; periostitis, inflammation of the joints, acute nephritis, etc.


      Tearing pains suddenly shift from place to place, (>) motion; the pains seem to be deeply seated along the bones or tendons; worse in the morning on waking; better on rising. Generally weak and sick,(>) in the open air, with nausea. Weakness amounts almost to paralysis; similarly to other potashes; it is indicated in conditions of profound prostration, without fever.


      Disinclination to mental work; dull, or even stupid.


      Sharp pains, confined to a small spot, particularly over the eyebrows; at times with dimness of vision.


      Inflammation, with yellow, tenacious discharge. Itching, with burning; worse evening and night. Burning pain, with lachrymation. Inflammation of the margins of the lids, which are raw, and feel rough and dry as if they rubbed against the eyeball. Clinical. Catarrhal inflammations, ulcerations, etc. mostly of an indolent character, usually without much Photophobia Occasionally indicated in subacute syphilitic inflammations.


      Thick, yellow, fetid discharge. Outer ear swollen, with tearing pains.


      Ulceration of the nostrils, exposing the bone. The septum of the bone is perforated by small ulcers; inflammation, with free discharge, involving the whole mucous membrane. Shooting and stinging pains, with greenish, offensive discharge; nostrils seem filled with hard plugs, and when these are discharged they expose ulcerated places, and bleeding may follow. Pain at the root of the nose, as if in the bones; the nose seems plugged at this point, with pain over the frontal sinuses.

Clinical. Nasal catarrh, ulceration, etc. characterized by a profuse secretions of mucus, which is usually tenacious.


      Sensitiveness of the bones, especially beneath the orbits. Face covered with pimples, acne or blotches.


      Inner surface of the lips ulcerated. Tongue smooth, red and cracked; coated yellow. Aphthae throughout the mouth, dryness.


      Ulceration, excavated, with yellow tenacious exudation. Mucous membrane dark, livid and swollen. Hawking of much tenacious mucus, especially in the morning; this tenacious mucus often comes from a posterior nares.

Clinical. In the ulcerations of the throat, indicating this drug, there is profound prostration, soft pulse, lack of acute pain, and a general apathetic condition.


      Appetite lost. Thirst, especially a longing for beer. Nausea; constant vomiting of glairy mucus. Burning pain in the pit of the stomach; extending into the throat. Indigestion from meat; from malt liquors.

Clinical. Nausea and vomiting are frequent accompaniments of other indications. Gastric catarrh or ulceration, with burning pain, vomiting of glairy mucus, tongue furred, etc.


      Distention. Rumbling. Gripings. followed by thin stools.

Rectum and Stool

      Burning in the anus after a stool; sensation of a plug. Haemorrhoidal vessels distended. Stools, consisting of brown, frothy water, preceded by pain in abdomen and nausea; sometimes involuntary. Stools of mucus and blood, with tenesmus; hard, constipated.

Clinical. Chronic morning diarrhoea. Periodical dysentery, particularly in the spring.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent micturition, followed by burning; urine scanty, high- colored, often with a white sediment.

Clinical. Chronic urethritis; feels as though a little urine remained after urinating and could not be expelled, with burning, etc.

Sexual Organs

      Clinical. Ulcers small, excavated, with tenacious exudation. Yellow, tenacious leucorrhoea, with burning. Prolapsus of the uterus, worse in hot weather.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness; scraping in the larynx; hawking of tough mucus. Laryngitis, with ulcerative pain; (<) talking; constantly needs to clear the throat. Hoarseness and very rough voice, with thick, tenacious mucus, (<) in the evening. Cough from tickling in the larynx; worse after eating; expectoration of thick, tenacious mucus; expectoration so tough that it is drawn out in strings.

Clinical. Inflammation of the larynx, especially croup in the late stage, after the fever has disappeared; pulse soft, often weak. Cough not dry, but hoarse and rough; tenacious mucus causes vomiting. etc. Bronchitis; Cough worse from eating in the morning ameliorated by lying down and in the warmth.


      Pain across the back in the lumbar region, cannot stoop, (<) motion. Pain in the sacrum and coccyx when sitting. extending up to the nape or down the thighs.


      Drawing pains in the limbs as if along the bones. Shooting pains down the outside of the thighs, usually worse at night. Tearing in the tibiae.


      Circumscribed ulceration, with tenacious exudation. Psoriasis. Acne. Papular eruptions. Eruptions, with burning pains.


      Febrile excitement not marked, mostly coldness, rarely fever. Always soft, weak pulse and prostration.

About the author

TF Allen

TF Allen

Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)
Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.

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