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KALI PHOSPHORICUM

(kali-p)

(Phosphate of Potassium) One of the greatest nerve remedies. PROSTRATION. Weak and tired. Especially adapted to the young. Marked disturbance of the sympathetic nervous system. Conditions arising from WANT OF NERVE POWER, neurasthenia, mental and physical depression, are wonderfully improved by this remedy. The causes are usually excitement, overwork and worry. Besides, IT CORRESPONDS TO STATES OF ADYNAMIA AND DECAY, gangrenous conditions. In these two directions it has won many clinical laurels. Remember it in the treatment of suspected malignant tumors. After removal of cancer when in healing process skin is drawn TIGHT over the wound. Delayed labor.

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 up-ward. (GRANAT.) CEREBRAL ANAEMIA. 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.)

Ears
HUMMING AND BUZZING IN THE EARS.

Nose
Nasal disease, with offensive odor; fetid discharge.

Face
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. (CAPS.; HAMAM.; LACH.) Throat. Gangrenous sore throat. Paralysis of the vocal cords.

Stomach
A nervous "gone" sensation at the pit of the stomach. (IGN.; SEP.; SULPH.) Feels seasick without nausea.

Abdomen
Diarrhoea; foul, PUTRID ODOR; occasioned by fright, with depression and exhaustion. Diarrhoea while eating. Dysentery; stools consist of pure blood; patient becomes delirious; abdomen swells. Cholera; stools have the appearance of rice water. (VERAT.; ARS.; JATROP.) Prolapsus recti. (IGN.; POD.)

Female
Menstruation TOO LATE OR TOO SCANTY in pale, irritable, sensitive, lachrymose females. Too profuse discharge, deep-red or blackish-red, thin and not coagulating; sometimes with offensive odor. Feeble and ineffectual labor pains.

Male
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
Asthma; least food aggravates. Short breath on going upstairs. Cough; YELLOW expectoration.

Extremities
Paralytic lameness in back and extremities. Exertion aggravates. Pains, with depression, and subsequent exhaustion.

Fever
Subnormal temperature.

Modalities
WORSE, excitement, worry, mental and physical exertion; eating, cold, early morning. BETTER, warmth, rest, nourishment.

Relationship
Compare: KALI HYPOPHOSPH. (DEBILITY WITH WASTING OF MUSCULAR TISSUE. Phosphaturia with general anemia or leucocythemia. Effects of excessive tea drinking. Chronic bronchitis where the expectoration is THICK and FETID, sometimes SCANTY AND TOUGH. Dose. 5 grains of crude to 3x.) GENISTA- Dyer's Weed-(contains scopolamin; frontal headache and vertigo, worse motion, better open air and eating. Dry throat, awakes with waterbrash. Itching eruption on elbows, knees and ankles. Promotes diuresis in dropsical conditions.) MACROZAMIA SPIRALIS. (Extreme debility after severe illness; collapse. Weariness from no assignable cause, no pains. Boring pain at vertex; vomiting and retching all night; impossible to eyes, giddiness and cold.) ZINC.; GELS.; CIMICIF.; LACHES.; MUR. AC.

Dose
Third to twelfth trituration. The highest potencies seem to be indicated in certain cases.