(Bichromate of Potash)


Special Affinities: This drug primarily affects the mucous membranes of the stomach, bowels, and air passages; bones and fibrous tissues. Kidneys, heart, and liver are also affected, including incipient parenchymatous nephritis, nephritis with gastric disturbances, cirrhosis of the liver, and anemia without fever. General weakness, nearly paralysis. Suitable for fat, light-complexioned individuals prone to catarrhs or with a syphilitic or scrofulous history. Symptoms worsen in the morning; pains migrate quickly, and rheumatic and gastric symptoms alternate. Best for subacute stages.

Mucous Membranes: Affects mucous membranes everywhere, causing catarrh of the pharynx, larynx, bronchi, and nose with tough, stringy, viscid secretion. Perforation of the septum, chronic atonic catarrh, polyps, and dilatation of the stomach and heart.

Head: Vertigo with nausea when rising. Headache over eyebrows, preceded by blurred vision, aching and fullness in the glabella, semi-lateral headache in small spots, and from suppressed catarrh. Frontal pain, usually over one eye. Sore bones and scalp.

Eyes: Supra-orbital neuralgia on the right side, burning and swollen eyelids, ropy yellow discharge, corneal ulcers without pain or photophobia, Descemetitis, croupous conjunctivitis, granular lids, iritis with punctate deposits on the cornea, slight pain with severe ulceration or inflammation.

Ears: Swollen with tearing pains, thick yellow stringy discharge, sharp stitches in the left ear.

Nose: Snuffles in children, especially fat babies. Pressure and pain at the root of the nose, ulcerated septum, thick greenish-yellow discharge, tough elastic plugs, chronic inflammation of frontal sinuses, dropping from posterior nares, anosmia, marked hawking, inability to breathe through the nose, dryness, coryza with obstruction, violent sneezing, and profuse watery nasal discharge.

Face: Florid complexion, blotchy red appearance, acne, sensitive bones beneath the orbits.

Mouth: Dry, viscid saliva, mapped tongue, red and shiny, smooth and dry with dysentery, broad and flat, thickly coated, sensation of hair on the tongue.

Throat: Red and inflamed fauces, dry and rough, swollen parotid glands, edematous uvula, pseudo-membranous deposits on tonsils and palate, burning extending to the stomach, aphthae, diphtheria with profound prostration, tough and stringy discharge.

Stomach: Nausea and vomiting after beer, immediate load after eating, feels as if digestion has stopped, dilatation of the stomach, gastritis, round ulcer, dislikes water, cannot digest meat, desire for beer and acids, gastric symptoms relieved after eating, vomiting bright yellow water.

Abdomen: Cutting pain after eating, chronic intestinal ulceration, soreness in the right hypochondrium, painful retraction, soreness, and burning.

Stool: Jelly-like and gelatinous, worse in the morning, dysentery with brown frothy stools, sensation of a plug in the anus, periodic constipation with loin pain, brown urine.

Urinary: Burning in urethra, a drop remains after micturition, ropy mucus in urine, urethra clogged, congestion of kidneys, nephritis with scanty albuminous urine, pyelitis, urine mixed with epithelial cells, mucus, pus, or blood.

Male: Itching and pain in the penis, ulcers with paroxysmal stitches, constriction at the root of the penis at night, syphilitic ulcers with cheesy exudation, erections.

Female: Yellow tenacious leucorrhea, pruritus vulva with burning and excitement, prolapsus uteri, worse in hot weather.

Respiratory: Hoarse voice, worse in the evening, metallic hacking cough, profuse yellow expectoration, sticky and stringy, tickling in the larynx, catarrhal laryngitis, brassy cough, membranous croup, cough with sternum pain extending to shoulders, pain at trachea bifurcation on coughing.

Heart: Dilatation, especially from renal lesions, cold feeling around the heart.

Back: Cutting pain through the loins, unable to walk, extends to groins, pain in coccyx and sacrum extending up and down.

Extremities: Rapidly flying pains, wandering pains along bones, worse in cold, left-sided sciatica, better with motion, sore and bruised bones, very weak, tearing pains in tibia, syphilitic rheumatism, pain, swelling, stiffness, and crackling of joints, sore heels when walking, swollen and painful Tendo-Achilles, pains in small spots.

Skin: Acne, papular eruptions, ulcers with punched-out edges, pustular eruptions resembling smallpox with burning pains, itching with vesicular eruption.

Modalities: Better from heat, worse with beer, in the morning, in hot weather, and when undressing.

Relationship: Compare with Ant-t., Brom., Hep., Ind., Calc., Ant-c. In false membranes, compare Brom., Am-caust., Sul-ac., Ip. Antidotes: Ars., Lach.

Dose: Third trituration, thirtieth attenuation, and higher. Lower preparations should not be kept for too long.



Vertigo with nausea when rising
Headache over the eyebrows, preceded by blurred vision
Aching and fullness in the glabella
Semi-lateral headache in small spots (migraine), from suppressed catarrh
Frontal pain, usually over one eye
Sore bones and scalp

Supra-orbital neuralgia, right side
Burning, swollen, edematous eyelids
Ropy yellow discharge
Corneal ulcers (keratitis), no pain or photophobia
Descemetitis with moderate irritation
Croupous conjunctivitis
Granular lids with pannus
Iritis with punctate deposits on the cornea
Slight pain with severe ulceration or inflammation

Swollen with tearing pains
Thick yellow, stringy, fetid discharge
Sharp stitches in the left ear

Snuffles in children, especially fat babies
Pressure and pain at the root of the nose
Sticking pain in the nose
Ulcerated septum
Fetid smell
Thick, ropy, greenish-yellow discharge
Tough, elastic plugs from the nose
Inflammation extending to frontal sinuses
Dropping from the posterior nares
Loss of smell (anosmia)
Marked hawking
Inability to breathe through the nose
Coryza with obstruction of the nose
Violent sneezing
Profuse watery nasal discharge
Chronic inflammation of the frontal sinus with a stopped-up sensation

Florid complexion
Blotchy red appearance
Sensitive bones, especially beneath the orbits

Dry, viscid saliva
Mapped, red, shiny, smooth tongue (glossitis)
Broad, flat, thickly coated tongue
Sensation of a hair on the tongue

Red and inflamed fauces
Dry and rough
Swollen parotid glands (mumps)
Relaxed, edematous, bladder-like uvula
Pseudo-membranous deposit on tonsils and soft palate
Burning extending to the stomach
Diphtheria with profound prostration and soft pulse
Tough, stringy discharge from the mouth and throat

Nausea and vomiting after beer
Immediate load after eating
Feels as if digestion has stopped
Dilatation of the stomach
Round ulcer of the stomach
Stitches in the region of liver and spleen, radiating to the spine
Dislikes water
Cannot digest meat
Desire for beer and acids
Gastric symptoms relieved after eating, rheumatic symptoms reappear
Vomiting of bright yellow water

Cutting pain soon after eating
Chronic intestinal ulceration (ulcerative colitis)
Soreness in the right hypochondrium
Fatty infiltration of the liver
Painful retraction, soreness, and burning

Jelly-like, gelatinous stools, worse in the mornings
Dysentery with tenesmus, brown frothy stools
Sensation of a plug in the anus
Periodic constipation with pain across the loins
Brown urine

Burning in the urethra
Drop remaining after micturition
Ropy mucus in urine
Clogged urethra
Congestion of kidneys
Nephritis with scanty, albuminous urine and casts
Pyelitis with urine mixed with epithelial cells, mucus, pus, or blood

Itching and pain in the penis
Ulcers with paroxysmal stitches, worse at night
Constriction at the root of the penis, at night on awakening
Syphilitic ulcers with cheesy, tenacious exudation

Yellow, tenacious leucorrhea
Pruritus vulva with burning and excitement
Prolapsus uteri, worse in hot weather

Hoarse voice, worse in the evening
Metallic, hacking cough
Profuse yellow expectoration, sticky and stringy
Tickling in the larynx
Catarrhal laryngitis with a brassy cough
True membranous croup, extending to the larynx and nares
Cough with pain in the sternum, extending to shoulders, worse when undressing
Pain at the bifurcation of the trachea on coughing, from mid-sternum to the back

Dilatation, especially from a co-existing renal lesion
Cold feeling around the heart

Cutting pain through the loins, extending to the groins
Pain in the coccyx and sacrum extending up and down

Rapidly flying pains
Wandering pains along the bones, worse in cold
Left-sided sciatica, better with motion
Sore and bruised bones
Tearing pains in the tibia
Syphilitic rheumatism
Pain, swelling, stiffness, and crackling of joints
Sore heels when walking
Swollen and painful Tendo-Achilles
Pains in small spots

Papular eruptions
Ulcers with punched-out edges
Pustular eruptions resembling smallpox with burning pains
Itching with vesicular eruption

Better from heat
Worse with beer, in the morning, in hot weather, and when undressing

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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