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Kali-muriaticum

A Schuessler Cell Salt

1. Description
(See Note 12 below on Kali-chl)

Kingdom:
Mineral
Classification:
Chloric salt of Potassium
KCl

Potassium - Alkali metal

Symbol

Number

Weight

Group

Period

Block

K

19

39.1

1

4

s

Chlorine (Halogen)

Cl

17

35.5

17

3

p

Latin Name:
Kalium muiaticum
Homeopathic:
Kali-mur
Abbreviation:
Kali-m
Synonyms:
Chloride of potash, dipotassium dichloride, hydrochloric acid potassium salt, monopotassium monochloride, muriate of potash, potassium chloride, potassium monochloride, potassium muriate, potash of muriate sylvite.

2. Source & History

A white crystalline compound closely resembling common table salt (sodium chloride). Potassium chloride occurs pure in nature as the mineral sylvite as well as sea brine from which two sources it is recovered. Its chief use is as an agricultural fertiliser though latterly it has found favour with dietitians as a means of reducing Sodium levels found in table salt.
The homeopathic trituration is produced from the chloric salt. Kali-m is related to fibrin and contained in all the cells of the body.

3. Mentals & Generals

Psychotic delusions accompanied with a  compulsive imagining for the necessity to starve,

4. Particulars

Eyes with white discharge
Catarrh of middle ear. Eustachian tubes
Nose, sinus with plastic fibrous catarrh
Tongue coated white
Throat white stringy mucus, hoarseness
Glandular swellings & indurations
Cardiac and renal oedema
Congestions & inflammations

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Rich food & fats
Motion
Warmth


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6. Keywords

White discharges
White tongue
Catarrh & Sinuses
Sore throat
Middle ear infections
Respiratory cinditions

7. Clinicals

Eye trachoma
Otitis media
Croup
Tonsillitis
Swollen glands
Respiratory conditions
Cardiac & renal oedema

8. Constitutional Prescribing

As there is no full proving of this remedy its constitutional use is usually resitricted to situations where the combination of anorexic mentals and white, fibrous and plastic discharges are found.
However as always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations that 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.

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9. Relationships

Activity:
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Affinities:
Kali-chl
Complements:
Kali-bi, Bry, Graph, Merc, Puls, Rhus-t, Sul,  
Inimicals:
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Remedies that Follow Well
Calc-f, Calc-p, Ferr-p.

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11. Further Information

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12. Note on Kali-chl
There is much confusion in the literature between
Kali-m and Kali-chl (kali-chloratum, potssium chlorate or KClO3) particulaly with regard to anorexia. In Kent, under MIND "eat, refuses to" out of 19 remedies Kali-chl. is listed in bold whilst Kali-m is not even listed. I believe that Kent allowed himself to be misled by the symptomatic response to Kali-chl rather than the mentals of the remedy itself. Kali-clr is associated with pregnancy toxaemia, hepatitis and anaemia all conditions in which the patient may self induce an anorexic mental approach in order to ameliorate symptom conditions. However in distinction to symptomatic anorexia in cases where mentals include delusional, psychotic, compulsive imagining of the necessity to starve, due to a perception of their body image (ie when viewed objectively in a mirror their body is underweight & emaciated but viewed by the patient as overweight) then Kali-m is called for. This symptom becomes diagnosic if at the same time the tongue is white or there are white discharges.
The situation is further complicated by "Hering's Guiding Symptoms, vol. VI" which contains a complete resume of symptoms of both remedies but unfortunately no clear distinction between them is made in the text. To add further confusion to confusion Hering writes on p72 "This drug should not be confused with Kali-chl" but at the same time, as we have seen, he makes no distinction in the text hinself.
As a means of resolution when studying these two remedies I refer only to the more modern Materia Medica's with which there is general agreement along lines outlined above.

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Kingdom: Mineral
Latin Name: Kalium muriaticum
Common Name: Potassium chloride
Homeopahtic
: Kali-muriaticum
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Potassium sample under oil
Cut Potassium under Oil

This is a specifically prepared sample under oil to minimize oxidation. When absolutely fresh, the surface is bright silver, but as you can see from the picture this sample has turned slightly bluish. The purple tint on these soft potassium cubes is a very thin oxide coating. Exposed to air they turn black in seconds. Exposed to water they would explode, sending off characteristic purple-red flaming drops.

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