Kali Muriaticum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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

Generalities

      Potassium Chloride is one of Dr. Schuessler’s tissue remedies. It causes catarrhal condition, producing MILKY WHITE, viscid, sticky, thick; slimy or lumpy discharges. Tough plastic or fibrinous exudates. Hard deposits. Glandular swelling. Sore, cutting or sticking, shifting pains. Crawling. Numbness. Ill effects of vaccination. Sprains. Burns. Blows, cuts. Embolism. Crosswise symptoms. Slow reaction. Stubborn infiltration.

Worse

      Open air. Cold drinks. Drafts, heat, of bed. Lying. Night. Dampness. Motion. Sprains. Fats; rich foods. During menses.

Better

      Cold drinks. Rubbing. Letting hair down.

Mind

      Discontent, discouraged. Fears evil. Sits in silence. Imagines he must starve. Habitual loss of appetite or refuses food. Irritable and angry; at trifles.

Head

      Stunning shock in or a leaden load holds down occiput better letting hair down and warmth. Brain feels loose. Copious white dandruff. Sweating of head. Crusta lactea.

Eyes

      Pustules on cornea. Cataract. Trachoma. Corneal opacities. Scintillations on coughing. Exudation in retina.

Ears

      Deafness; from catarrhal condition and occlusion of eustachian tubes. Crackling noises on blowing nose or swallowing. Snapping, itching or as of a plug in ears. Glands about the ears are swollen. Soreness of Eustachian tube.

Nose

      Stuffy cold in head. Discharge white, thick. Hawking of mucous from posterior nares.

Face

      Bluish; sunken. Cheeks swollen and painful. Paralysis, following pain in face. Muscles of face twitch and tremble worse eating, speaking or coughing. Mumps without fever.

Mouth

      Eruptions around the mouth. Aphthae. Thrush. White ulcers in the mouth. Scorbutic gums. Tongue; mapped; gray or white, at base. Taste; salty, bitter, with coldness of tongue. Sensation as if a tumour were growing on the tongue.

Throat

      Grayish-white, ulcerated; chronic sore throat. Tonsils swollen inflamed; swallowing excessively painful, can hardly breathe. Hawks out thick white mucous; cheesy.

Stomach

      Fatty or rich food causes indigestion, he loathes it. Nausea; with shivers. Stomach heavy; at night. Vomits food. Hunger disappears after drinking water.

Abdomen

      Fulness, after eating. Pale, hard or flocculent stools. Anus sore worse walking or stools. Itching or crawling in anus, after stools. Piles_ bleeding; blood dark and thick.

Urinary

      Dribbling urination. Cystitis. Discharge white thick mucous.

Female

      Menses; dark, clotted, black like tar; excessive. Leucorrhoea; milky white, thick, bland. Soft, tender nodes in mammae. Painful mammae before or at menses.

Respiratory

      Difficult or oppressed breathing. Bronchitis. Expectoration sticky, milky, or flies from the mouth. Rawness in chest. Flushes of heat in chest.

Heart

      Coldness at heart.

Neck and Back

      Heaviness under right shoulder. Buzzing under right scapula. Backache better lying. Lightning pains from small of back to feet. Must get out of bed and sit up.

Extremities

      Cold hands and feet. Hands get stiff while writing or knitting. Cramps in limbs; in legs. Twitching thighs. Tension in leg alternating with tension in arm. Cold foot sweat. Cutting in bones. Exudation and swelling around the joints. Cracking of tendons; back of hand.

Sleep

      Anxious dreams.

Skin

      Branny. Bursitis. Eruptions connected with stomach or menstrual disorders.

Related

      Bry; Ferr-p; Pulsatilla

Complementary

      Calc-s.

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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