Homeopathic Kali muriaticum

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Kali muriaticum is a common homeopathic remedy for catarrhal affections, fibrinous exudations, and glandular swellings.


  • Mineral: Chloride of Potassium
  • Short Form: Kali-m


The following are the main indications for Kali muriaticum.[1], [2]

  • Catarrhal affections, with whiteness, milky white secretions. Viscid, sticky, thick, slimy or lumpy secretions.
  • Vertigo after violent exercise and congestion to the head
  • Skin acne, erythema, eczema, and vesicles containing thick, white contents. Condylomata; warty excrescences. Cuts and swelling, blisters arising from burns. Eczema from suppressed or deranged uterine functions. Vesicular erysipelas and shingles
  • Vision changes on coughing or sneezing. While walking through a field covered with snow, sudden severe pain in right eye, followed at once by blindness

Other common conditions: Peritonitis, Hemorrhoids, Follicular tonsillitis

Tissue Salts

  • As a tissue salt, Kali muriaticum is often used to treat conditions of eruptive fever with itching, chronic affections of the respiratory tract, chronic bronchitis, and pneumonia. It is also used to treat acute conditions such as coughs, colds, sore throats, and tonsilitis.


  • Triggers: Vaccination, sprains, burns, blows, cuts, rich food, deranged internal functions
  • General: Chronic, subacute inflammatory states, tough and thick exudates, swelling, catarrhal affections, hard deposits
  • Worse: Open air, cold drinks, drafts, heat of bed, lying, night, dampness, motion, sprains, fats; rich food, during menses
  • Better: Cold drinks, rubbing, letting hair down
  • Psychological: Irritable or angry at trifles, sadness, discontent, discouraged, imagines he must starve, fears evil
  • Other symptoms: White or grey coating of base of tongue
  • Food and drink: Loathes fat or rich food; causes indigestion , diarrhea after fatty food, fullness in abdomen after eating, a glass of wine or beer intoxicates easily, gastritis from drinking excessively hot drinks

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms do not resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Aconite include:[3]


  1. Hershoff Asa (1999) Homeopathic Remedies: a quick and easy guide to common disorders and their homeopathic treatments Avery Publishing Group, New York
  2. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing
  3. Boericke W. (1997) Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies. B. Jain Publishers, India.