Kali iodatum is a syphilitic remedy of the mineral kingdom. The main feeling of Kali iodatum is that he may be betrayed, starved, stabbed in the back (Iodum) by those people whose support he seeks, his group or family (Kali).
Kali iodatum patients are normally very cheerful, talkative and witty. They are communicative in such a way that they really entertain people with their jokes, etc. No social occasion is complete without them. They can be jesting, laugh easily and make others laugh.
They are very supportive, reliable and do a lot for their family. They are strong, independent people who take the entire burden of the family on their shoulders (they do it not so much in the fatherly way of Aurum, but in the sense of doing things and taking care of others).
They are devotedly attached to their family and children. They are active, hard working and very helpful to others. They are also are quite tough and Kali iodatum women are not very complaining.
But in an extreme situation, Kali iodatum persons can get very irritable, angry, abrupt, harsh, abusive, violent. The irritability is directed mainly towards their children. They can be quite cruel to their family:
- Irritable towards children, unfeeling to family.
- Aversion, devotedly attached children become burdensome.
- Quarrelsome, malicious, violent.
They can be haughty. They are also quite fearful, fear of death, of misfortune, etc. These fears are also seen in the dreams of danger, of being murdered, of murder, of falling. Their fear and anxiety is ameliorated by walking in open air and this makes of the Kali iodatum patient a great walker. The walk is brisk and vigorous. This modality is similar to that of Iodum.
In a completely failed state Kali iodatum can have despair, disgust with everything, and insanity. I have seen Kali iodatum being indicated in stout women who have a diversity of complaints (“Symptoms diverse, many”, Phatak). They have symptoms in many organ systems, usually of a chronic, progressive nature, e.g. diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, etc.
They have diseases of a destructive nature like hypertension, arthritis, alopecia, total leukoderma. They are hot patients, like walking in open air and are mentally ameliorated by it. Often, they have bilaterally symmetrical complaints – a feature that is found in Syphilinum, Arnica, Lac defloratum, and Thyroidinum.
- Abusive, children and family, to (Phatak’s Repertory).
- Anxiety, walking, air ameliorates, in open.
- Disgust, everything, with.
- Fear, death, of.
- Fear, misfortune, of.
- Frightened easily, trifles, at.
- Abrupt, harsh.
- Anger, violent.
- Indifference, children, to, her.
- Irritability, children, towards.
- Loquacity, jesting, with.
- Sadness, aversion, devotedly attached children become burdensome.
- Unfeeling, family, with his.
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