Kali ferrocyanatum

Natural History.
      Kali ferrocyanidum, kali ferrocyanuratum, Yellow Prussiate of Potash, Potassic Ferrocyanide. K4Fe (CN)6 3H2O. Trituration. Solution.

Clinical.
      Chlorosis.
      Debility.
      Dysmenorrhea.
      Dyspepsia.
      Heart, fatty degeneration of.
      Leucorrhea.
      Menorrhagia.
      Rheumatism.

Characteristics.
      The Ferrocyanide of Potash is prepared "by fusing animal substances such as the cuttings of horns, hoofs, and skins with Carbonate of Potash in an iron pot, liviating the crude product with water, and purifying the salt with crystallization" (Brunton).
      In the old school the only uses made of this salt are as a test, and in the preparation of Hy-ac. Thanks to a proving made under the guidance of J. B. Bell, homeopaths have found in it a remedy rivalling Sepia in the uterine sphere, and kali c.
      in its action on the heart.
      The Kali element seems the predominating power in this salt.
      The bearing-down sensation and the gastric sinking are prominent indications.
      Menses too frequent and too profuse.
      Passive uterine hemorrhages.
      There is a periodicity in the complaints of Kali-cy. Debility, tremors, numbness, hemorrhages, chlorosis, wandering neuralgic pains are among its general effects.
      W. G. Dietz reports (Amer. Hom., xxiii. 58, quoting N. A. F. H.) this case: Mrs. H., 23, mother of three children, small, anemic, weak.
      Four years ill with "incurable heart disease, " as she had been told.
      Symptoms: Much distress in heart region.
      Frequent attacks of pain, a severe ache with occasional sharp plunges, generally worse by moving about, exertion, and better by rest, occasionally the conditions are reversed.
      Palpitation generally accompanies the paroxysms, but may occur independently.
      Mentally depressed, "knows she has heart disease and is going to die." Appetite fitful, bowels inclined to be constipated.
      Urine pale, 1014, passed frequently.
      No abnormal constituents.
      Chilly, hands and feet cold.
      No organic disease of heart discovered.
      Has taken quantities of patent medicines.
      Kali-fcy. Ix three times a day, improved in two weeks and cured in four months.
      The symptoms are worse on rising, on awaking, in the morning, on moving, on walking.
      Better In afternoon. Touch worse, patients very sensitive to touch.

Relations.
      Compare: Sep. (bearing-down, pus-like leucorrhea, profuse, un irritating, sadness even to tears, sinking sensation, passive uterine hemorrhage with consequent debility), Kali-ca. (gastric sinking connected with weakened heart, heart-beats diminished in number and force with consequent coldness, sinking, vertigo, tremors), Kali-cy. (periodic neuralgia), Stann. (sun-headaches), Fer. and Kali-ca. (chlorosis), Digit. (heart-poison, slow pulse), Kali-ca., Kali-chl. (sensitiveness to touch), Collins., Hy-ac.

Mind.
      Sad, tearful, thinks he will soon die and leave his friends.
      Irritable, easily vexed.

Head.
      Vertigo, coldness, numbness, with sensation of gastric sinking, sometimes universal tremors as in ague fit.
      Periodic neuralgia following the sun.

Nose.
      Much sneezing during pressure and mucous discharge.

Mouth.
      Ptyalism, with redness, swelling, and tenderness of gums, and aphthe of mouth and fauces.

Throat.
      Throat sore and dry on waking, but soon after expectoration came on with better.
      On waking sensation as if fauces raw and tonsils swollen.

Stomach.
      Sinking.
      Slight nausea when dressing.
      Acidity, sour eructations, flatulence, sore or tasting of ingesta, pressure at stomach after eating accompanying symptoms of uterus.

Male Sexual Organs.
      Too early emissions and little pleasure.
      Nocturnal emission with indistinct amorous dreams.

Female Sexual Organs.
      Menses: too frequent and too profuse, late, metrorrhagia.
      Passive painless flow, natural color, thin, causing much debility.
      Leucorrhea: like pus, yellowish, creamy, profuse, un irritating: only after menses, usually by day, with pain in small of back.
      Sensitiveness of hypogastrium to pressure, womb tender (during pregnancy).

Heart.
      (Fatty heart with weak, irregular pulse.)
      Heart’s action weakened and slowed.
      (Hypertrophy with dilatation.
      Functional heart disorders with anemia.)

Generalities.
      Debility, pale lips, gums, and skin, cold hands and feet, frequent profuse watery urine, sometimes with traces of clotted blood, wandering neuralgic pains, periodic neuralgia of head following sun.