KALI NITRICUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 8th, 2019


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

General Action

      Gastro-intestinal inflammation and ulceration, bronchial catarrh and asthma. Nephritis. Action on the heart similar to that of other salts of potash. Extreme prostration, threatening collapse. Dizzy faintness, with vertigo in the morning when standing better sitting down. General rheumatic stiffness,(<) in cold, (>) in warmth.


      Sore pain and swollen feeling in the right nostril, painful to pressure. Nasal catarrh, sneezing. Purulent, offensive discharge; bleeding.

Clinical. Polypus of the right nostril.


      Faint-like weakness in the pit of the stomach. Thirst after frequent sips of water, which seem to relieve the dyspnoea.


      Diarrhoea; stools thin, watery. Stools bloody, containing membranous shreds mixed with blood, with tenesmus. Clinical. Diarrhoea from eating veal. Dysentery, with cold hands, small, rapid pulse; aggravation at night.

Urinary Organs

      Frequent and copious evacuations of light colored urine.

Sexual Organs

      Menstruation too early and profuse; discharge black. Menses preceded and accompanied by violent pain in the small of the back. Leucorrhoea thin, white, with pain in the small of the back, as if bruised.

Respiratory Organs

      Hoarseness, with rawness and scraping in the larynx. Difficult respiration. Dry cough in the morning; wakes about 3 o’clock, with stupefying headache, with pains in the chest, (>) expectoration. Expectoration of clear blood, with stitches in the chest.

Clinical. Asthma, with excessive dyspnoea, faintness and nausea, and dull stitches or burning pain in the chest.


      Sensation of constriction in the lungs early in the morning in bed. Oppression, (<) in the morning. Tightness at night from coughing, with heaviness. Burning in the chest (>) expectoration.

Heart and Pulse

      Palpitation, (<) night when lying in bed. Sharp sticking pains in the precordial region. Pulse frequently irregular, or scarcely perceptible; generally small and soft.


      Stitches between the shoulder blades, arresting breathing. Violent pain in the small of the back in the morning and on stooping.


      Tearing and sticking in the joints. Tearing and sticking in the shoulders at night. Hands and fingers seem thickened and swollen. Paralytic weakness and weariness of the lower extremities.


      Febrile paroxysms consist mostly of chilliness and coldness. Chill in the evening, with various pains. Coldness in the afternoon, with thirst, followed by heat at night, without thirst and without sweat. Sweat in the morning, mostly on the chest.

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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