Homeopathic Kali phosphoricum

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Kali phosphoricum is considered to be one of the greatest nerve homeopathic remedies, particularly in the young.


  • Mineral: Phosphate of Potassium
  • Short Form: Kali-p


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

  • Vertigo from lying, on standing up, from sitting, and when looking upward. When facing the sun. With pressure on brain. Of nervous origin.
  • Headaches like a band round forehead just above the eye. Heavy dull pain over eyes as if brain would expand but for cranial bones,
  • Bronchitis where the expectoration is thick and fetid, sometimes scanty and tough. Cough from irritation in trachea just below larynx. Rattling or whistling. Without expectoration, 2-2:30am.
  • Paralytic states, marked disturbance of the sympathetic nervous system. Paralytic weakness and paralyzing pain

Other common conditions: Suspected malignant tumor, Hemorrhages, irregular menses

Tissue Salts

  • As a tissue salt, Kali phosphoricum can be used to treat nervous conditions such as asthma, headaches, sleeplessness, anxiety, phobia, depression, and lowered vitality. It is also often used in cases of nervousness without any reasonable cause and is a strong tonic for the nervous system.
  • Kali phosphoricum is known as Tissue salt #5


  • Triggers: Mechanical injuries. Blows. Sexual excitement; indulged in or suppressed, overwork, worry
  • General: Delayed labour, paralytic weakness, general debility and nervousness
  • Worse: Slight causes; excitement; worry; mental or physical exertion. Touch. Pain. Cold. Dry air. Puberty. Eating. Coition.
  • Better: Sleep, eating, gentle motion, leaning against something
  • Psychological: Indisposition to meet people; averse to be talked to. Extreme lassitude and depression. Irritable, hysteria; night terrors. Oversensitive children . Averse to own family, fear of crowds and death.
  • Other symptoms: Prostration, weak, tired, creeping paralysis
  • Food and drink: Aversion to bread and meat. Hungry; but the sight of food took away all appetite, craving hunger soon after eating; caused by nervous depression or weakness

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.