Homeopathic Kali sulphuricum

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Kali Sulphuricum is a remedy generally used in later stages of inflammation, particularly for yellow, mucous, and serous discharges that may be profuse and intermittent. The personality of Kali Sulphuricum is akin to Pulsatilla; soft and rather timid, with the exception of an unexpected harshness or irritability underneath.


  • Mineral: Sulphate of Potassium
  • Other names: Potassium Sulphate
  • Short Form: Kali-s


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

  • Asthma, worse evening or at night, better from open air. Wheezing and rattling in chest during sleep, especially in children. Wheezing worse in a warm room, better in cool air.
  • Arthritis worse heat, worse evening, better cold weather or cold applications
  • Skin epithelioma, psoriasis, eczema, better open air.
  • Chronic otitis with glue ear, sometimes yellowish otorrhea.

Other common conditions: Otitis media, Sinusitis, Skin cancer, Tuberculosis

Tissue Salts

  • As a tissue salt, Kali sulphuricum is used for desquamations on the skin, particularly with the formation of a yellow crust. It can also be used for catarrh of every kind and with greenish secretions, conjunctivitis, Otitis mediaotitis, croup, pneumonia, measles, scarlet fever, and ulcers.
  • Kali sulphuricum is known as Tissue salt #6


  • Triggers: Chill when overheated. Injury.
  • General: Warm-blooded, hates being overheated though complaints may be worse cold. General aggravation from changes in weather or from walking in open air
  • Worse: Warmth of room, air. Noise. Consolation. Evening.
  • Better: Cold air, walking, fasting
  • Psychological: Irritability, depression and indolence, lack of self-confidence
  • Other symptoms: Wandering pains, ailments and desquamation, suppuration, stitching, tearing, festering pains that shift about
  • Food and drink: Burning thirst, dread of hot drinks. Desire for sweets and cold food. Dislikes eggs and warm 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.