(Permanganate of Potassium)


Intense irritation in the nose, throat, and larynx. Diphtheria. Dysmenorrhea. Bites from serpents and other animal poisons. Septic conditions with tissue infiltration and a tendency to sloughing.

Nose: Epistaxis. Nasal discharge. Smarting and irritation. Constrictive, smarting sensation in the throat. Larynx feels raw. Short, hacking cough.

Throat: Swollen and painful. Everything hawked up is streaked with blood. Painful posterior nares. Sore neck muscles. Swollen uvula. Halitosis.

Respiratory: Constrictive, smarting sensation in the throat. Larynx feels raw. Short, hacking cough.

Dose: Locally, 1 dram in a quart of water to correct fetor in cancer, ulcers, ozena, and other foul odors. Also as an injection for leucorrhea and gonorrhea. Internally, 2x dilution in water. Saturated solution locally for smallpox eruptions.

Potassium permanganate for morphine poisoning: Potassium permanganate is the most effective chemical antidote for morphine or opium poisoning, oxidizing the morphine to less toxic substances. The permanganate must directly contact the opium or morphine in the stomach; hypodermic or intravenous injections are useless as the salt decomposes in the blood serum immediately. The approved treatment is administering two to five grains of potassium permanganate in dilute aqueous solution as soon as possible after poisoning, increasing the amount if large doses of poison have been taken. Washing out the stomach with a 1 to 500 solution of permanganate is also recommended, using at least a pint of this solution by stomach pump or enforced vomiting. Potassium permanganate counteracts the effects of alkaloids from many poisonous plants due to its oxidizing powers if given before the alkaloid is absorbed (Dr. Chestnut, Dept. of Agriculture).



Epistaxis and nasal discharge.
Causes smarting and irritation.
Throat feels constricted and smarting, with a raw larynx.
Leads to a short, hacking cough.

Swollen and painful, with blood-streaked mucus.
Painful posterior nares and sore neck muscles.
Swollen uvula and halitosis.

Causes a constrictive, smarting throat sensation.
Larynx feels raw, leading to a short, hacking cough.

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

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
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