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Kali-bichromicum

1. Description

Kingdom:
Mineral
Classification
Bichromate salt of potassium
K2Cr2O7

Potassium - Alkali metal

Symbol

Number

Weight

Group

Period

Block

K

19

39.1

1

4

s

Chromium - metal

Cr

24

52

6

4

d


Latin Name:
Kali bichromicum
Homeopathic:
Kali bichromicum
Abbreviation:
Kali-bi
Synonyms:
Acid potassium chromate, Bichromate of potash, Chromic acid, Dichromic acid, Dipotassium salt; Dipotassium dichromate, Kali-bich, Kali bichromate, Kalium, Kalium dichromate, Potash dichromate, Potassium bichromate Potassium dichromate, Potassium pyrochromate, Red potassium chromate.-

2. Source & History

Chromium (Cr) was discovered by Vauquelin in 1797. The name is Greek from "chroma" meaning colour. Today deposits of chromium ore, chromite or chromium iron ore can be found in India, South Africa, Russia, New Zealand and Turkey.

Potassium dichromate, which is now produced synthetically by electrolytic methods, was at one time used at dyeing fabric, as an oxidising agent for aniline dyes, as a bleaching agent in the tanning of leather, for paints such as chrome yellow, orange, red and green and to produce chromate elements in batteries as well as in photography.

Potassium dichromate was used medicinally as an astringent, an antiseptic, as a caustic agent in the treatment of warts and as a dusting powder for sweaty feet.

However it is a highly toxic substance and its industrial use resulted in cases of poisoning of the workers who evidenced incidences of infections of the nasal mucous membrane. 
The large number of cases of chromate poisoning in industrial environments came to the attention of a homoeopath, Dr J J Drysdale. He conducted tests on this substance and introduced it to homoeopathic medical annals in 1844.

The Homeopathic remedy is prepared by trituration of the pure bichromate salt. 

3. Mentals & Generals

Typical constitution is stout with yellow complexion like that of chamois leather. Yellow exudes, vomit, nasal discharge and eye sclera.

Mentals include ill temper, low spirits, and listlessness with an aversion to making any kind of effort.

Generals are that of a chilly person who likes to be wrapped up well but could also suffer from a change to warm weather. Wakes at 2 am feeling nauseous and rises in the morning unrefreshed.
The discharges are typically ropy, sticky and can be pulled into strings.

Complaints and symptoms alternate. Rheumatic complaints ease as gastritis or respiratory symptoms worsen and vice versa.

4. Particulars

Migraine preceded by blindness which improves as the migraine worsens. Must lie in a dark room.

Post nasal catarrh with yellow stringy mucus and hawking of ropy, lumpy expectoration. Perforation of the nasal septum and ultimately rhinitis, Ulcers in the mouth, the tonsils and throat resulting in extreme soreness. The mouth is dry, tongue painful on extension, and breath foetid from pyorrhoea

Gagging cough resulting in dyspnoea, worse in the morning around 3 - 4 am, aggravated by both eating & drinking and ameliorated by warmth & lying down.

. Gastritis with food heavy in stomach accompanied with heartburn, a sensation of coldness in the stomach and soreness in the rectum. Liver pain extends to the shoulder. Peptic ulcer, gallstones, haemorrhoids and constipation which turns to diarrhoea in the spring.

Rheumatic pains in extremities especially fingers and wrists.

            <     5. Modalities     >

Co0ld, wet, snow
Touch, stooping, undressing
Spring & Autumn
2 am to 5 am.

Warmth & bed warmth
Pressure
Summer ( except when very hot).

6. Keywords

Headache preceded by blindness
Nasal discharge of tough, yellow, green, stringy mucus.
Pain at root of nose
Violent gagging cough
Rheumatism in fall alternating with gastritis in spring. 
Aggravation from heat.

7. Clinicals

Migraine
Catarrh/ Bronchitis/ Pneumonia
Sinusitis
Peptic ulcer/ gastritis
Rheumatism/ Arthritis

8. Constitutional Prescribing

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The use of Kali-bi is usually restricted to symptomatic situations. However the remedy characteristics of ulcerations of gums, respiratory and gastric systems, joint decay and rheumatism together with incoordination of digestion and foetid breath are suggestive of Nebel's fluoric constitution. 
As always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations which are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
High potency Constitutional prescription may be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars in situations where two or more of the main symptoms occur together in the patient. For example
Gastritis and Rheumatism
Cough and  Migraine

9. Relationships

Activity:
30 days
Affinities:
-
Complements:
Ars (gastritis), Brom (croup), Chrom-ac (ulcers), Hecla (nose), Hydras (mucus), Ir-v (mucus), Lach (diarrhoea), Mez (bone), Nux-v (gastritis),
Rhus-t (rheumatism), Sul (throat).  
Inimicals:
-
Remedies that Follow Well
Ant-t, Berb, Puls
It Follows Well
Apis, Canth,

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Kali bichromate
Kali bichromate

Warning - Kali bichromate oxidising agent
Warning 
Kali bichromate oxidising agent

Chamopis leather
Chamois leather.
Typical skin colour of Kali-bi poisoning.

 

Kingdom: Mineral
Latin Name:
Kali bichromicum
 Comman Name: 
Bichromate of potash
Homeopahtic

Kali bichromicum

  

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