Kali Carbonicum

by H. C. Allen

Potassium Carbonate (K2OCO2)

Kali Carbonicum suited For diseases of old people, dropsy and paralysis; with dark hair, lax fibre, inclined to obesity ( Ammonium carb., Graphites ).

After loss of fluids or vitality, particularly in anaemic ( Cinchona, Phosphorus ac., Phosphorus, Psorinum ).

Pains, stitching, darting, worse during rest and lying on affected side (stitching, darting, better during rest and lying on painful side, Bryonia ).

Cannot bear to be touched; starts when touched ever so lightly, especially on the feet.

Great aversion to being alone ( Arsenicum, Bismuth, Lycopodium – desires to be alone, Ignatia, Nux ).

Bag-like swellings between the upper eyelids and eyebrows.

Weak eyes; after coition, pollution, abortion, measles.

Stomach: distended, sensitive; feels as if it would burst; excessive flatulency, everything she eats or drinks appears to be converted to gas ( Iodium )[ Lycopodium ].

Nosebleed when washing the face in the morning ( Ammonium carb., Arnica ).

Toothache only when eating; throbbing; < when touched by anything warm or cold.

Backache, sweating, weakness; after abortion, labor, metrorrhage; when eating; while walking feels as if she must give up and lie down.

Cough: dry, paroxysmal, loosens viscid mucus or pus which must be swallowed; spasmodic with gagging or vomiting of ingesta; hard, white or smoky masses fly from throat when coughing ([Bad.], Chelidonium ).

Feels badly, week before menstruation; backache, before and during menses.

Labor pains insufficient; violent backache; wants the back pressed ( Causticum ).

Asthma, relieved when sitting up or bending forward or by rocking; worse from 2 to 4 a. m.

Persons suffering from ulceration of the lungs can scarcely get well without this anti-psoric – Hahnemann.

Difficult swallowing; sticking pain in pharynx as of a fish-bone ( Hepar, Acid nitricum ); food easily gets into the windpipe; pain in back when swallowing.

Constipation: stool large, difficult, with stitching, colic pains an hour or two before.

Heart: tendency to fatty degeneration ( Phosphorus ); as if suspended by a thread ( Lachesis ).

Very much inclined to take cold.

Relations. – Complementary: Carbo veg.

Follows well: after, Kali sulph., Phosphorus, [Stannum in] loose rattling cough.

Will bring on the menses when Natrum mur. though apparently indicated, fails – Hahnemann.