Kali Nitricum

Last modified on January 17th, 2019

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


      Potassium Nitrate affects respiratory organs, kidneys, heart and blood vessels. Secretions are increased, into cavities. Sudden dropsical swelling of the whole body. It is often indicated in suppurative nephritis, asthma and cardiac asthma. Pains are dull stitching, throbbing. Wooden, numbness. Relapsing phthisis. Very weak. Haemorrhagic tendency.


      Walking Cold. Damp. Taking cold. Eating veal. Lying with head low. Breathing.


      Gentle motion. Drinking water in sips.


      Mental weariness from lack of occupation or interest. Discouragement and fear of death.


      Fainting fits, with vertigo in morning worse on standing, better sitting down. Pains in occiput better letting hair down. Head pain better motion of carriage. Hair was being pulled during pain.


      External angle of right eye twitches worse chewing.


      Chronic deafness from paralysis of auditory nerve. Vertigo and tinnitus.


      Swollen feeling worse right nostril. Point red and itching. Polypus.


      Tongue, red with burning pimples.


      Nausea, as if about to vomit worse at night. Epigastric or substernal pains go towards axilla.


      Diarrhoea from eating veal. Thin, watery dark, bloody stools.


      Frequent and profuse emission of clear urine. Diabetes insipidus. Dull kidney pains.


      Profuse menses, black, like ink.


      Rapid gasping breathing; sits upright. Violent dyspnoea; with burning in chest; dull stitches and nausea; can only drink in sips, though thirsty. Congestion of right lung. Asthma. Free sour expectoration gives relief.


      Palpitation worse lying.

Neck and Back

      Pains extend into the chest.


      Hands and fingers feel swelled.


      External coldness; chin; skin. Internal burning.


      Cham; Gloninum

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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