Kali Bromatum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

Dr. S.R. Phatak describes the clinically confirmed symptoms of the homeopathic remedy Kali Bromatum in his Concise Materia Medica, published in 1977.

Generalities

      Potassium Bromide affects the MIND AND NERVES, producing failure of mental power; general numbness, and anaesthesia of mucous membranes esp. of eyes, throat and skin. Its power over sexual sphere is very great; patient is sensual, with lascivious fancies; satyriasis and nymphomania. Epilepsy is associated, with sexual excess or abuse, in men; and in women fits occur during menses; fits usually occur during new moon and are followed by headaches. Onset of diseased condition is slow; without any pain. Paralysis. Weakens the heart and lowers temperature. Ill effects of worry, loss of business, reputation and embarrassment. Sexual excess, illness or death of a near friend. Chorea from fright. Paralysis agitans.

Worse

      Mental exertion. Emotions_anger, fright, worry. Grief. Periodically; night, 2 a.m. Summer; new moon. Sexual excess. Puberty. Unsatisfied sexual desire.

Better

      When busy mentally and physically.

Mind

      Depressive delusions; thinks he is pursued; will be poisoned; will commit some great crime, will murder her children or husband. Nervous. Brain fag, from grief and anxiety. Suspicious; looks on all sides; fears people, yet cannot remain alone, in the dark. Fidgety, busy hands, fumbles. Moves arms about wildly. Complete loss of memory, forgets how to talk, has to be told the word before he can speak it. Amnesic aphasia. Melancholy, much concerned about health, complains without cause. Remorse; wings hands; bursts into tears. Slow, hesitates, omits or mixes up words in talking and writing. Profound indifference and disgust for life. Imagines he cannot pass a certain point. Frequent shedding of tears. Night terrors in children, awake screaming, unconscious, recognizes no one; followed by squinting. Senile softening of the brain. Suicidal mania with trembling.

Head

      Numb feeling in head, worse occiput. Vertigo, as if ground gave way and staggering gait, worse stooping. Symptoms of apoplexy. Violent headache or numbness felt in occiput; from concussion of brain.

Eyes

      Sunken; eyeballs move in every direction. Squinting after night terrors, of children.

Ears

      Hardness of hearing. Sounds echo in ears. Roaring synchronous with pulse; at night.

Nose

      Smell impaired. Coryza descends to larynx.

Face

      Flushed; yellow, cachetic. Expressionless. Acne on face.

Mouth

      Difficult speech; stammering. Breath foetid. Numb. Tongue protrudes with a jerk; Chorea.

Throat

      Numb. Dysphagia of liquids (children), can swallow only solids.

Stomach

      Vomiting; with intense thirst; after each meal; hysterical; after exciting emotions. Persistent hiccough.

Abdomen

      Spasms in, with retraction of walls. As if bowels were falling out. Cutting colic. Internal coldness. Green watery stools, with rapid collapse. Cholera infantum, with twitching and jerking of muscles and retraction of abdomen. Rectal polypus; persistent diarrhoea, much blood expelled.

Urinary

      Diabetes mellitus. Dribbling of urine at the beginning of stools. Urethra numb. Enuresis.

Male

      Excessive sexual desire, with constant erections at night. Desire lessened, even impotence. Impotence; with melancholy; epilepsy, nervous prostration.

Female

      Nymphomania; during puerperal state. Sterility from excessive sexual indulgence. Ovarian neuralgia from ungratified sexual desire. Cystic tumours of ovaries. Flooding in young women, with sexual desire. Menorrhagia, from strong sexual desire. Fibroids. Subinvolution. Sexual feeling lost, aversion to coition.

Respiratory

      Croupy cough. Reflex cough during pregnancy. Breath hot; hurried. Asthma, with dry cough, tosses arms about wildly.

Extremities

      Hands and fingers in constant motion. Twitching of fingers. Trembling of hands during voluntary motion. Unsteady gait. Cannot stand erect, legs weak.

Sleep

      Drowsiness; often broken by start. Sleeplessness, due to worry, grief and sexual excess. Night terrors. Somnambulism in children.

Fever

      Painful flushing of the face, during climacteric.

Skin

      Acne. Moist eczema of legs. Psoriasis. Skin cold; numb. Scars remaining after eruptions.

Related

      Calc; Con; Op; Stramonium

About the author

S.R. Phatak

S.R. Phatak

A pioneer of Homoeopathy in Maharashtra, Dr Shankar Raghunath Phatak was born on 6th September, 1896. He did his MBBS from Grant Medical College, in 1924. Started his practice but somehow not satisfied with Allopathic Treatment.

He was convinced about Homoeopathy while going through Sir William Osler's writings on 'History of Medicine' so switched over to an entirely Homoeopathic Practice in 1932. He also started working on Homoeopathic literature along with his Practice.

He has contributed immensely to homoeopathic literature. He was an ardent follower of Dr Boger. His Repertory is based on Boger's ''A Synoptic key to Materia Medica'.

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