Kali sulphuricum

Natural History.
      Kali sulpha.
      Potassium Sulphate. K2SO4.
      Trituration.

Clinical.
      Antrum of Highmore, disease of.
      Asthma.
      Cataract.
      Catarrh.
      Chorea.
      Dandruff.
      Dyspepsia.
      Eczema.
      Epithelioma.
      Eustachian catarrh.
      Gleet.
      Gonorrhea.
      Itch.
      Nails, diseased.
      Nettle-rash.
      Ozena.
      Polypus.
      Psoriasis.
      Rheumatism.
      Rhus poisoning.
      Vertigo.
      Whooping-cough.

Characteristics.
      Schüssler’s account of this remedy is as follows: Kali-s., which in reciprocal action with iron effects the transfer of the inhaled oxygen to all the cells, is contained in all the cells containing iron.
      A deficiency of Kali-s. causes: " A sensation of heaviness and weariness, vertigo, chilliness, palpitation of the heart, anxiety, sadness, toothache, headache, and pain in the limbs," These are worse in a room, in warmth, towards evening, better in open, cool air.
      "There ensues a desquamation of cells of the epidermis and epithelium, which have been loosened from their connection because they were not sufficiently provided with oxygen.
      The scaling off of these epithelial cells is followed by catarrhs with a secretion of yellow mucus.
      Therapeutically Kali-s. answers to the process of desquamation which takes place after scarlatina, measles, erysipelas of the face, etc." to catarrh of larynx, bronchi, nostrils, etc., where the secretion has the above named characteristics, to catarrh of stomach, where the tongue has a yellowish mucous coating, to catarrh of middle ear, and of the kidneys.
      Kali-s. effects the access of oxygen, and so facilitates the formation of new epithelium.
      Schüssler points out that Kali-s. and iron carry on the same transference of oxygen in the organic world.
      When a sulphate and any oxide of iron comes into contact with decomposing organic substances they surrender their oxygen and form suppurate or iron.
      By more oxygen this may be further decomposed into sulphuric acid and an oxide of iron.
      Kali-s. is Schüssler’s Pulsatilla. It has had no proper proving, and the fine indications are not so clear as they might be.
      The leading indications are those given by Schüssler – the yellow color of the discharges, the skin and mucous membrane appearances, and the worse by warmth and better in open air.
      M.E. Douglass (H.R., x. 279) reports a case of asthma with thick yellow expectoration, much rattling in chest, labored breathing, talking almost impossible, cured with Kali-sul. 3x, five grains every hour in the attack.
      Hansen cured with left leg and left elbow.
      Eruption, papular, oval and annular with paler centers, covered with whitish scales, skin beneath red and smooth.
      The guiding symptom was "great desquamation of the epidermis." All symptoms are worse in evening (Puls. worse in twilight).
      "Its sphere of action is in lymphatic vessels: when there is lack of this substance, a yellow mucous catarrh arises, or a yellow sticky discharge from isolated places on membranes." The pains are wandering, wandering rheumatism (Puls., Kali-bi.).
      Gonorrhea and ophthalmia neonatorum (Puls.).

Relations.
      Antidote to: Rhus poisoning.
      Compatible: Acet-ac., (itching and redness of skin), Calc., Hep. Puls., Rhus, Sep., Sil., Sul.
      Compare: Puls., Kali-bi., Hydrast. (dyspepsia, epithelioma).

Causation.
      Chill when over-heated.
      Injury.

Head.
      Dreadful vertigo: worse rising from lying or from standing, when looking up.
      Rheumatic headache worse in warm room, in evening, better in open air.
      Great pain on moving head from side to side or backwards, can move it forwards without pain.
      Yellow dandruff, moist, sticky.
      Bald spot left side of head, also beard (after gonorrhea).

Eyes.
      Catarrhal deafness, swollen Eustachian tubes. Discharge: watery, mattery, thin, yellow, sticky, brown, offensive (right), with polypus, stinking.

Nose.
      Smell and taste lost (ozena).
      Discharge: yellow, offensive, alternating with watery, worse left, thick, dark brown, semi-fluid, fetid from antrum of Highmore (left), yellowish viscous in old catarrh.

Face.
      Face ache worse warm room, evening, better cool or open air.
      Epithelioma right cheek, right side nose.
      Legs, blistered, swollen.

Mouth.
      Toothache worse arm room, better open air.
      Taste: insipid, pappy, lost.
      Tongue: coated with yellow mucus, yellow, slimy, sometimes with whitish edge.

Stomach.
      Faint sensation at stomach and befogged feeling in head, fears to lose her reason.
      Stomach affections (pressure, as of a load, fullness) with yellow mucus coat on tongue.

Abdomen.
      Gastro-dudenal catarrh: jaundice.
      Hard, tympanitic abdomen (whooping-cough).

Stool and Anus.
      Diarrhea.
      Stools: yellow, slimy, watery, mattery thin, offensive.
      Constipation, hemorrhoids (with yellow tongue).

Male Sexual Organs.
      Gonorrhea of glans or urethra, discharge yellow, mucous, or greenish.
      Orchitis from suppressed gonorrhea.
      Gleet.

Female Sexual Organs.
      Menses: too late and scanty, weight and fullness in abdomen, every three weeks (ozena), headache during.
      Metrorrhagia.
      Leucorrhea yellowish or water, mattery.

Respiratory Organs.
      Hoarseness from cold.
      Bronchitis, asthma, whooping-cough, pneumonia, etc., with yellow slimy skin, or watery, mattery and profuse expectoration.
      easily expelled.

Neck and back.
      Stiff neck, head inclined to left, shoulders raised.
      Periodical pains in back, nape, or limbs, worse warm room, better cool air.

Limbs.
      Acute and wandering rheumatism of joints, from chill when over-heated.

Upper Limbs.
      Eruption on left axilla about neck and on back of hands (Rhus poisoning).
      Scaly eruption, most on arms, better from hot water.

Skin.
      Jaundice.
      Suppressed rash of measles, etc.
      Abundant scaling of epidermis.
      Burning itching, papular eruption exuding pus-like moisture.
      Fine red pimples running together.
      Scurfs, scaling, chapping.
      Sores with yellow, sticky secretions.
      Epithelial cancer.
      Eczema.
      Itch.
      Intertrigo.
      Nails diseased.

Sleep.
      Very vivid dreams.

Fever.
      Intermittents, with characteristic tongue.