Kali Carbonicum

Carbonate Of Potassium, Kali Carb, Kali-Carb, Kali-carb, Kalium Carbonicum

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
Available in 2X-30X, 200X, 2C-30C, 200C, 1M-50M from $6.50
Purchase options
HPUS indication of Kali Carbonicum: Wheezing
Kali Carbonicum most popular Potencies

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Kali Carbonicum may help, unprocessed Kali Carb may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Kali Carb in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Kali Carbonicum


The weakness characteristic of all Potassium Salts is seen especially in this, with soft pulse, coldness, general depression, and very characteristic stitches, which may be felt in any part of the body, or in connection with any affection. All Kali pains are Sharp and cutting; nearly all better by motion. Never use any Salts of Potash where there is fever (T. F. Allen). Sensitive to every atmospheric change, and Intolerance of cold weather. One of the best remedies following labor. Miscarriage, for consequent debilitated states. Early morning worse is very characteristic. Fleshy aged people, with dropsical and paretic tendencies. Sweat, backache, and weakness. Throbbing pains. Tendency to dropsy. Tubercular diathesis. Pains from within out, and of stinging character. "Giving-out" sensation. Fatty degeneration. Stinging pains in muscles and internal parts. Twitching of muscles. Pain in small spot on left side. Hypothyroidism. Coxitis.

For more, click heading above.

  MODALITIES ETC - Kali Carbonicum


WORSE, after coition; in cold weather; from soup and Coffea Cruda Coffee; in morning about three o’clock; lying on left and painful side.


BETTER, in warm weather, though moist; during day, while moving about.

For more, click heading above.

  RELATIONSHIPS - Kali Carbonicum


Complementary: Carboneum Oxygenisatum Carbo; (Lowness of vitality may suggest a preliminary course of Carbo to nurse up recuperation to the point that Kali Carbonicum. would come in helpfully.) Follows Nux Vomica Nux often in stomach and bladder troubles.


Antidotes: Camphora Camph.; Coffea Tosta Coffea.

⥄ Show reverse lookup of Kali Carbonicum relationships from all sources

  MIND - Kali Carbonicum



Alternating moods

Very irritable

Full of fear and imaginations

Anxiety felt in stomach

Sensation as if bed were sinking

Never wants to be left alone

Never quiet or contented

Obstinate and Hypersensitive to pain, noise, touch.

Aversions, dislikes; open air

being touched

Behaviour; shrieking

shrieking; at things of little importance

Desires, wants; company

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

impulsive; capriciousness


sensitive, oversensitive; to noise

unhappy; lamenting, regretting; moaning, groaning

night; 3 a.m.

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

fear; of being alone (see company)

fear; of disease

frightened easily; starting, startled; easily

frightened easily; starting, startled; from fright

frightened easily; starting, startled; from noise

frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep

frightened easily; starting, startled; when touched

frightened easily; at things of little importance


Restlessness, nervousness; anxious, etc.

Talking, conversation; in sleep

For more, click heading above.

  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Kali Carbonicum


Vertigo on turning

For more, click heading above.

  HEAD - Kali Carbonicum

Stitches in temples; aching in occiput, one-sided, with nausea, on riding in carriage

Loose feeling in head

Sensation of turning and twisting


Headache From riding in cold wind

Headache comes on with yawning

Pain, headache; eyes and vision (affecting or affected by); from straining eyes

from cold (including cold parts); from cold air

from sex; during sexual intercourse

in forehead; above eyes

sides; one side


pulling; forehead

pulling; sides; left

shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.)


temples; extending inward

stitching, sudden, sharp

tearing, rending; temples; left


Great Dryness of hair; falls out ( Hydrofluoricum Acidum Fluor-ac.)

Hair; falling

For more, click heading above.

  EYES - Kali Carbonicum


Stitches in eyes

Spots, gauze, and black points before eyes

Lids stick together in morning

Swelling over upper lid, like little bags

Swelling of glabella between brows


Weak sight from excessive sexual indulgence

On shutting eyes, painful sensation of light penetrating the brain.

Eyebrows; hair falling from brows

Eye feels hot

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

stitching, sudden, sharp

Intolerance of light (photophobia); after sexual intercourse

Swellings; lids; from fluid accumulation

lids; under the lids

lids; upper lids

Weak; after sexual intercourse


Colours and shapes in front of eyes; fiery



Dim; after sexual intercourse

after measles

Exertion of vision

For more, click heading above.

  EARS - Kali Carbonicum


Stitches in ears

Itching, cracking, ringing and roaring.

Discharges from ear


Itching; in ear

Noises in ear; buzzing





Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

tearing in

For more, click heading above.

  FACE - Kali Carbonicum


Bloated (see swelling, congestion); between lids and eyebrows

Expression; haggard


Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)

out-breaks on skin


Swelling; above eyes

around eyes

under eyes

For more, click heading above.

  NOSE - Kali Carbonicum


Nose Stuffs up in warm room

Thick, fluent, yellow discharge

Post-nasal dropping ( Spigel N/A .) Sore, scurfy nostrils; bloody nasal mucus

Crusty nasal openings

Nosebleed on washing face in morning

Ulcerated nostrils.



For more, click heading above.

  MOUTH - Kali Carbonicum




Gums and teeth

Gums separate from teeth; pus oozes out

Teeth; pain; from cold; from anything cold

pain; from cold; from cold drinks

pain; from certain foods or drinks; from hot food

pain; while eating

pain; from heat; from warm food

pain; from heat; from hot food

pain; from heat; from warm things


Much saliva constantly in mouth



Tongue white


Bad, slimy taste.

For more, click heading above.

  THROAT - Kali Carbonicum


Dry, parched, rough

Sticking pain, as from a fish-bone

Swallowing difficult; food goes down oesophagus slowly

Mucous accumulation in the morning.


Choking, constricting; larynx; sleep; on falling asleep


Sensation of something in throat; crawling

crawling; larynx

Hawks often

Irritation; larynx

trachea (wind pipe)



Pain; on becoming cold

swallowing; swallowing empty

as from a splinter

sudden, sharp

on becoming cold

Roughness; larynx; from coughing

Swallowing; difficult

Tickling in the air passages


in trachea (wind pipe)

External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)

uncovering throat

For more, click heading above.

  CHEST - Kali Carbonicum


Heart; Sensation as if heart were suspended

Palpitation and Burning in heart region

weak, rapid pulse; intermits, due to digestive disturbance

Threatened heart failure.

Heart; fatty degeneration of heart

hypertrophy of heart


tumultuous, violent, intense

Inflammation; children

Lungs; fluid build up in chest cavity (pulmonary oedema)


early stages

containing pus and ulcerative


Oppressed feeling

during fever

Pain; evening

during chill

while talking

cutting (sudden sharp pain)



evening; after lying down


stitching, sudden, sharp


sides; right

sides; lower part of; right

Perspiration; arm pit

Swelling; arm pit glands


Cutting pain in chest; worse lying on right side

Hoarseness and loss of voice

Dry, hard cough about 3 a.m., with Stitching pains and dryness of pharynx

Bronchitis, Whole chest is very sensitive

Expectoration scanty and tenacious, but Increasing in morning and after eating; aggravated right lower chest and lying on painful side


Leaning forward relieves chest symptoms

Expectoration must be swallowed; cheesy taste; copious, offensive, lump

Coldness of chest


Cough With relaxed uvula

Tendency to tuberculosis; constant cold taking; Better in warm climate.

Pain; when breathing; breathing normally

when breathing; breathing deeply

sides; when breathing; with deep breathing

pressing; breathing in; when breathing in deeply

pressing; sides; breathing deeply

stitching, sudden, sharp; when breathing in

stitching, sudden, sharp; respiration


stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; when breathing in

Asthma attack


night; 2 to 3 a.m.

night; 3 a.m.

Difficult (dyspnea)

night; after midnight; 2 to 3 a.m.

night; after midnight; 3 a.m.

with heat

while lying down

while lying; lying with the head low

while sitting; sitting upright

while sitting; sitting with head bent forward on knees

sitting; sitting upright

sitting; sitting with head bent forward on knees


For more, click heading above.

  COUGH - Kali Carbonicum




waking from the cough

after midnight; 3 a.m.

With or after chill or fever; during fever

On becoming cold

Dry cough

evening; lying down

during fever

Hard cough

When breathing; deep breathing

Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); sensation of crawling; larynx

from irritation in air passages; in larynx

from irritation in air passages; in wind pipe

Loose; during fever

While lying down; evening




in wind pipe


night; 3 a.m.

For more, click heading above.

  EXPECTORATION - Kali Carbonicum


Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); strong and sharp (acrid)

Containing pus

For more, click heading above.

  SKIN - Kali Carbonicum


Burning as from a mustard plaster.


Itching miliary or papular eruptions

Discolored; chocolate tint.

Discoloration; white


inability to perspire (see inactivity)


Out-breaks on skin

rash (see granular); red

Swelling; of parts affected with symptoms

For more, click heading above.

  BACK AND NECK - Kali Carbonicum

Back and neck

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten

sore, bruised, beaten; on movement


Stiffness; neck


Great exhaustion

Stitches in region of kidneys and right scapula

Small of back feels weak

Stiffness and paralytic feeling in back

Burning in spine ( Guaco Guaco.) Severe backache during pregnancy, and after miscarriage


Pain in nates and thighs and hip-joint

Lumbago with sudden sharp pains extending up and down back and to thighs.


night; 3 a.m.

forcing out of bed


while sitting; straight

while sitting; has to sit bent

while walking

in women; during labour

in women; before period

lumbar (lower half of back); night; 3 a.m., forcing out of bed

lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; buttock muscles and thighs

lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; down the legs

lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; buttocks

aching; pressure

aching; while walking

pulling; sacrum (base of spine)


small of back; extending to buttock muscles

stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting

night; 3 a.m., must get up and walk

lumbar (lower half of back)

lumbar (lower half of back); morning; 3 a.m.

lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; buttock region and hips

lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; buttocks, 3 a.m.

sacrum (base of spine); during pregnancy

sacrum (base of spine); extending to buttock region and hips

For more, click heading above.

  ABDOMEN - Kali Carbonicum


Desire for sweets

Feeling of lump in pit of stomach


Dyspepsia of old people; burning acidity, bloating

Gastric disorders from ice-water

Constant feeling as If stomach were full of water

Anxiety felt in stomach

Epigastrium sensitive externally

Easy choking when eating

Epigastric pain to back.

Feeling of weight in epigastric and umbilical region

Stitches in region of liver

Old chronic liver troubles, with soreness

Jaundice and dropsy

Distention and coldness of abdomen

Pain from left hypochondrium through abdomen; must turn on right side before he can rise.

Bloated; after eating

lower part of abdomen

Sensation of fullness; after eating


after eating

Pain; bending double

in women; before period

region of hip; crest of hip; extending to knee

burning; behind lower ribs; right

cramping, griping; before period

pressing; lower part of abdomen; before period

cutting; bending double

cutting; during period

cutting; lower part of abdomen; during period

cutting; liver; left

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; right

Pulsation; during heat

Stomach; burping, belching


sensation as if full of water


Disgust for food

Stomach; loathing of food (see nausea)


Sour eructations


Stomach; Flatulence



nausea; better lying down

Stomach; nausea; after excitement

nausea; on movement


Sour vomiting; throbbing and cutting in stomach

Vomiting of greenish-black matter.

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Stomach; vomiting; on coughing

For more, click heading above.

  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Kali Carbonicum


LARGE, difficult stools, with stitching pain an hour before

Hemorrhoids, large, swollen, painful

Itching, ulcerated pimples around anus

Large discharge of blood with natural stool

Pain in hemorrhoids when coughing

Burning in rectum and anus

Easy prolapsus ( Graphites Graph.; Podophyllum Peltatum Pod.) Itching ( Ignatia Ignat.)

Constipation; inactivity of rectum

insufficient, incomplete, unsatisfactory stool

before period

during period

Haemorrhoids; congested



Itching; like insects crawling on skin in anus

Pain; soreness

Skin and lining; fistula (additional hole)


Diarrhoea; profuse, greenish mucus.


For more, click heading above.

  GENITALS ETC - Kali Carbonicum


Obliged to rise several times at night to urinate

Pressure on bladder long before urine comes

Involuntary urination when coughing, sneezing, etc.

Albuminuria, scanty, suppressed

Haematuria; diuresis

Nucleo-albumin and bile, high Acid Phos Phosphoric Acid, with low total solids.


Male; itching; scrotum


Female; vaginal discharge


Uterine hemorrhage; constant oozing after copious flow, with violent backache, relieved by sitting and pressure.


Male; Complaints from coition

Deficient sexual instinct

Excessive emissions, Followed by weakness.

C.) or Too late, pale and scanty, with soreness about genitals; pains from back pass down through gluteal muscles, with cutting in abdomen

Pain through left labium, extending through abdomen to chest

Complaints after parturition

Female; pain; pains after giving birth

pain; labour-like

pain; labour pains; ceasing

pain; labour pains; distressing

pain; labour pains; ineffectual

pain; labour pains; weak


Menses early, profuse (Calc Carb Calc)

Delayed menses in young girls, with chest symptoms or ascites

Difficult, first menses

Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

period; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

period; first period delayed in girls

period; frequent

period; late

period; painful; and difficult (dysmenorrhea)

period; protracted

period; scanty

period; suppressed

pain; womb (see abdomen, pain); before period

For more, click heading above.

  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Kali Carbonicum

Extremities, limbs

Backs and legs give out

Uneasiness, heaviness, and tearing in limbs and jerking

Tearing pains in limbs with swelling

Limbs sensitive to pressure

White swelling of knee

Tearing in arms from shoulder to wrist

Lacerating in wrist-joint

Paralysis of old people, and dropsical affections

Limbs go to sleep easily

Tips of toes and fingers painful

Soles very sensitive

Itching of great toes, with pain

Pain from hip to knee

pain in knees.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

upper limbs; fingers

lower limbs; foot

Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)

Movements and positions; jerking; falling asleep

jerking; lower limbs; on going to sleep

jerking; leg; falling asleep

twitching; thigh

during sleep

when touched

Numbness (see tingling); hand

lower limbs


foot; after eating

Pain; night; 2 to 3 a.m.

in parts lain on


joints; gouty

upper limbs; lying on it

upper arm; pulsating



pulling; thigh


shooting (see stitching, sudden, sharp); foot

sore, bruised; leg

stitching, sudden, sharp

night; 2 to 3 a.m.




lower limbs; walking


knee; rheumatic


tearing; joints

tearing; upper limbs; joints

tearing; shoulder

tearing; elbow

bend of elbow

tearing; forearm

tearing; hand

tearing; lower limbs

tearing; hip

tearing; knee

tearing; leg; shin bone

tearing; ankle

tearing; foot; inner side

tearing; foot; sole

tearing; toes

first toe (large toe); tip of

Perspiration; foot; offensive smelling

Restlessness; evening; in bed

night; before going to bed

lower limbs

before going to sleep

Sensitive; foot; sole

Skin; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); between thighs

itching; leg; on touching foot

out-break on skin

Tingling, prickling, asleep (see numbness); fingers; finger tips

lower limbs



upper limbs

For more, click heading above.

  FEVER AND CHILL - Kali Carbonicum

Fever and chill


After eating

At certain time of day or night; from 5 p.m.

from 6 p.m.

Warmth; warm room

external warmth

For more, click heading above.

  GENERALITIES - Kali Carbonicum

Sleep and dreams

Drowsy after eating

Wakes about two o’clock and cannot sleep again.

Dreams; anxious


Sleepiness, tiredness; evening

during eating

Sleeplessness, insomnia

night; from before midnight

night; after midnight

2 a.m.

1 or 2 a.m.

Waking; 1 a.m.

2 a.m.

2 to 4 a.m.





While eating

During slight exertion (see walking)

On movement



after midnight

Single parts; upper body



after midnight

2 a.m.

2 to 4 a.m.

3 a.m.

Aversion to open air


Open air


Becoming heated


Eating and food; while eating

after eating

from hunger

Jerking; on going to sleep

Lying down; inclination to lie down

lying down

lying on side

Numbness; externally

internally; in single parts

Pain; cutting; internally

jerking; internally

sudden, sharp; externally

sudden, sharp; internally

sudden, sharp; muscles

tearing; externally

tearing; bones

tearing; muscles

paralytic in muscles

In women; symptoms at beginning of period

symptoms during period

In aged people


Relaxation of muscles

Symptoms after sexual intercourse

Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

At beginning of sleep

Swelling; inflammatory

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

hot feeling; flushes of heat; with palpitation

cold in general

cold air

from becoming cold

cold, dry weather

tendency to catch cold

warm bed



on going to sleep


Warm bed

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)