KALIUM NITRICUMKalium Nitricum-Nitrum

(Nitrate of Potassium, Saltpeter)


Primarily indicated for asthma and cardiac asthma. Effective for sudden, widespread body swellings (anasarca). Treats gastro-intestinal inflammation with significant debility and phthisis relapse. Useful for suppurative nephritis.

Head: Very sensitive scalp. Headache with vertigo, feels like falling to the right and backward; worsens with stooping. Ennui.

Eyes: Clouded vision (cataract). Turbid corpus vitreum (Arn., Ham., Sol-n., Phos.). Colored rings before eyes. Burning and lachrymation.

Nose: Sneezing. Swollen sensation, worse in the right nostril. Red and itchy tip. Polypus (Sangin-n.).

Mouth: Red tongue (glossitis) with burning pimples; burns at tip. Constricted and sore throat.

Stool: Thin, watery, bloody (dysentery). Membranous shreds with tenesmus. Diarrhea from eating veal.

Female: Early, profuse, black menses; with violent backache (dysmenorrhea). Leucorrhea. Burning pain in the ovarian region during menses (Zinc. after).

Respiratory: Hoarseness. Dry morning cough with chest pain and hemoptysis. Bronchitis with sharp, short, dry, hacking cough. Asthma with severe dyspnea, nausea, dull stitches, and chest burning. Dyspnea so severe breath can’t be held to drink, though thirsty. Constricted chest. Worse in the morning. Sour-smelling expectoration. Clotted blood expectoration after hawking mucus. Acute phthisis exacerbations; lung congestion. Spasmodic croup; crowing respiration paroxysm. Laryngeal diphtheria.

Heart: Weak, small, thready pulse. Violent stitch in precordia and palpitations (angina pectoris).

Extremities: Stitches between shoulder blades. Tearing and sticking in shoulders and joints. Swollen hands and fingers (rheumatism).

Modalities: Worse, eating veal; morning and afternoon. Better, drinking sips of water.

Relationship: Antidotes: Op., Nit-s-d. Antidote to opium and morphine poisoning, 8-10 grains in water. Compare: Gunpowder (Nitre with sulphur and charcoal 2x trituration “Blood poisoning.” Septic suppuration. Protective against wound infection. Antidote to Ivy and Primula rash (Clarke). Herpes facialis; crops of boils. Carbuncles. Osteomyelitis. Cann-s. (contains much Kali-n.). Lyc., Sang., All-s., Ant-i.

Dose: Third to thirtieth potency.



Very sensitive scalp
Headache with vertigo (feeling of falling to the right and backwards), worse when stooping
Feeling of boredom

Clouded vision (cataract)
Turbid corpus vitreum
Variegated colored rings before eyes
Burning and tearing

Swollen sensation, worse in the right nostril
Red and itchy point
Nasal polyps

Red tongue with burning pimples (glossitis)
Burns at tip of the tongue
Throat constricted and sore

Thin, watery, bloody stools (dysentery)
Membranous shreds with tenesmus
Diarrhea from eating veal

Early, profuse, black menses with violent backache (dysmenorrhea)
Burning pain in the ovarian region during menses

Dry morning cough with chest pain and hemoptysis
Sharp, short, dry, hacking cough in bronchitis
Asthma with excessive dyspnea, nausea, dull stitches, and burning in the chest
Extreme dyspnea preventing breath-holding long enough to drink despite thirst
Chest constriction
Morning oppression
Sour-smelling expectoration
Expectoration of clotted blood after mucus hawking
Acute phthisis exacerbations
Lung congestion
Spasmodic croup with crowing respiration paroxysm
Laryngeal diphtheria

Weak, small, thready pulse
Violent stitch in precordia
Palpitations (angina pectoris)

Stitches between shoulder blades
Tearing and sticking in shoulders and joints
Swollen hands and fingers (rheumatism)


Worse eating veal, towards morning and in the afternoon.
Better drinking sips of water.

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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