back Kalium Phosphoricum

Synonyms.- Kali phosphate. Potassium phosphate. Common name.- Phosphate of Potassium. Preparation. - Triturations.


Kali phos. is one of the twelve tissue remedies of Schuessler. From the suggestions of Schuessler and from clinical experiences we obtain what knowledge we have of its action, which seems to be chiefly upon the nervous system. It has proved to be a remedy of great value in nervous diseases, especially such as result from a lack of nerve force - neurasthenia, mental and physical debility, etc., due to impaired nerve energy. It is especially useful in young people and in the aged. Brain fag. Wasting muscular diseases. Atrophic diseases in old people. It is also useful in conditions due to low blood states, such as gangrene, phagedenic states, adynamic or typhoid conditions. Septic hemorrhages. Foul discharges, especially in diarrhea and dysentery. Cholera. It has been found useful in asthma. Paralysis. Enuresis.


Mind..- Anxiety, nervous dread, lethargy. Indisposition to meet people. Extreme lassitude and depression. Very nervous; starts easily. Irritable. Brain fag; hysteria; night terrors. Somnambulance. Loss of memory. Slightest labor seems a heavy task. Great despondency about business. Shyness, disinclined to converse.

Head.- Occipital headache; better, after rising. Vertigo, from lying, on standing up, from sitting, and when looking upward. Cerebral anemia. Headache of students and those worn out by fatigue. Headaches are relieved by gentle motion. Headache, with weary, empty, gone feeling at stomach. (Ign., Sep.)

Eyes- Weakness of sight; loss of perceptive power; after diphtheria, from exhaustion. Drooping of eyelids (Caust., Gels.).

Ears.- Humming and buzzing in the ears.

Nose. - Nasal discharge, with offensive odor.

Pace. - Livid and sunken, with hollow eyes. Right-sided neuralgia, relieved by cold applications.

Mouth. - Breath offensive, fetid. Tongue coated brownish, like mustard. Excessively dry in the morning. Toothache, with easily bleeding gums; they have a bright-red seam on them. Gums spongy and receding (Merc).

Throat. - Gangrenous sore throat. Paralysis of the vocal chords.

Stomach. - A nervous, "gone" sensation at the pit of the stomach. (Ign., Sep., Sulph.)

Abdomen.- Diarrhea; foul, putrid odor, occasioned by fright, -with depression and exhaustion. Diarrhea while eating. Dysentery; stools consist of pure blood; patient becomes delirious; abdomen swells. Cholera; stools have the appearance of rice water. (Verat., Ars.) Prolapsus recti. (Ign., Pod.)

Female Organs. - Menstruation too late or too scanty in pale, irritable, sensitive, lachrymose females (Puls.). Too profuse discharge, deep-red or blackish-red, thin and not coagulating; sometimes with offensive odor.

Male Organs. - Nocturnal emissions; sexual power diminished; utter prostration after coitus (Kali carb.).

Urinary Organs.- Enuresis. Incontinence of urine. Bleeding from the urethra. Very yellow urine.

Respiratory Organs.- Asthma; least food aggravates. Short breath on going up stairs. Cough; yellow expectoration.

Limbs.- Paralytic lameness in back and extremities. Exertion aggravates. Pains with depression and subsequent exhaustion.

Aggravation. - From eating; from cold; in early morning.

Amelioration.- From warmth.

Compare.- Ars., Caust., Lach., Gels., Mur. ac.

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