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Kali Nitricum - Generalities symptoms - T.F. Allen

Nitrate Of Potassium - Saltpeter, Kal. Nit, Kalium nitricum, Kali-n.

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HPUS indication of Kali Nitricum: Dry cough

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



Very much fatigued, in the morning (fourteenth day),

Sleep and dreams



Yawning and sleepiness during the day,

Much yawning, with weariness and indolence,

Sleepiness (first day),

Sleepiness while walking and during rest (first day),

Sleepiness, yawning, and exhaustion, in the forenoon (seventh day),

Sleepiness, so that he could have fallen asleep immediately; this gradually disappeared toward 10 o'clock, leaving only a slight pressure in the forehead and over the right eye in the forenoon (first day),

Great sleepiness after dinner, with weariness of the limbs on waking (second day),

Great sleepiness between 11 and 12 A.M.; this sleepiness also continued during dinner at 3 P.M., and became irresistible; he was obliged to lie upon the sofa, contrary to his custom; sleep made restless by frightful dreams, and in spite of frequent waking he gradually aroused himself only after two hours (second day),

Overpowering sleepiness at noon; in spite of being frequently disturbed he was able to rouse himself completely from sleep only after two hours (eighth day),

Sleepy and exhausted after rising in the morning (fourth day),

Sleepy and exhausted in the afternoon (second day),

(Quiet sleep), (curative action), (first day),

Stupid sleep as if drunken; she heard nothing about her (after six days),

Sleep usually stupid, with fantasies from which she awoke in a fright,


She was unable to fall asleep before midnight, after which she slept well,

Uneasy sleep on account of a throng of ideas, which he could not keep away,

Sleep restless, disturbed by many anxious dreams (fifth night),

Restless sleep with frequent waking (after ten days),

Sleep restless, full of dreams, with frequent waking in the morning (sixth day),

Restless sleep at night,

Sleep restless during the night with many dreams and profuse perspiration (seventh day),

Night restless,

Night restless, with little sleep (first night),

Night restless, with many dreams (after 6 grs.),

Nights restless, frequently only slumbering, with constant waking or wakened by pain; for twenty days,

She fell asleep late, awoke early, and then tossed about (after twenty-eight days),

She woke at 1 o'clock and could not fall asleep again,


Dreamy sleep; she was thronged with thoughts and unable to get any rest; with great anxiety,

Sleep full of dreams through the whole proving,

Many dreams after midnight (third night),

Voluptuous dreams (after twenty-two days),

Vivid dreams full of strife and disputes,

Dreams of quarrels, vexation, and anger,

Dreams of journeys; yet she made no progress, which vexed her,

Anxious, visionary dreams, during the heat, with frequent starting up and sweat; the next morning transient shivering, and in the forenoon thirst (after twenty-seven days),

Anxious painful dreams, as if she had a painful swollen cheek, or as if her child had been beaten,

Sleep uneasy from frightful dreams (second day),

Dreams of danger from water, fire, and the like,

Dreams of sickness, or of the breaking of one of her teeth,

Night-mare (eighth day),


Complained of great burning pain in the stomach, and in about five minutes vomited some glairy fluid. Some slight shivering and tremulous motion of the hands occurred, with an unsteady attempt at walking. Pulse quick and feeble,

Experiment 1.

Experiment 2.

About an hour after I had taken the first draught, I took a second. My pulse beat 70 before I took it, but in one minute after no more than 60, though it soon became quicker, so as at the end of ten minutes to beat 68, and in a few minutes more 70. As soon as I had taken it I felt a chilliness all over my body, but more particularly at my stomach, which continued for about twenty minutes to give me a good deal of uneasiness. It then began to decrease, and in little more than half an hour was entirely gone off.

Experiment 3.

The next day I repeated the same experiment. Before I took the dose my pulse beat 64; the second minute after the strokes were reduced to 60; the fifth minute after they were 63, and soon came to 64, as before I took it.

Experiment 4.

The day following I took a drachm dissolved in 2 ounces of water. Before I took it my pulse beat 73; the second minute after it feel to 66; the fourth minute after it rose to 69; and from that time became still more frequent, till at the end of nine minutes it had recovered its usual strength and was at 73.

Experiment 5.

Experiment 6.

Experiment 7.

I dissolved 6 drachms in a quart of water, which I began to drink early in the morning, and by taking small draughts of it as often as I had convenience. I finished the whole at 8 o'clock that night without feeling any uneasiness from it, or being sensible of its having operated any other way than by urine.

Experiment 8.

Two days after I dissolved 1 ounce of Nitre in the same quantity of water, and drank it in the same time; it gave me no uneasiness, nor had any sensible effects.

Experiment 9.

Experiment 10.

Experiment 11.


The whole body, neck, and legs were swelled so rapidly, that it was with difficulty that she could be undressed,

Trembling over the whole body,

Trembling of the nerves of the whole body, with great general restlessness (second day),

Involuntary trembling of one-half of the body,


Jerking without pain here and there, over the whole body,

Rheumatic, somewhat painful stiffness of almost the whole body, especially of the arms, neck, and back, worse in the cold, better in the warmth,

Paralysis of the organs of sense,

General weariness and numbness of the lower extremities (first day),

Weakness so that she could not stand and could scarcely sit,

Weakness of the whole body (second day),

Weakness continued long after the attack,

Weakly for a considerable period,

Great weakness (thirteenth day),

Great weakness of the whole body, especially of the limbs (second day),

Great weakness, a peculiar prostration of the whole body (fourth day),

Great weakness of the whole body, from afternoon till evening (fifth day),

Paralytic-like muscular weakness,

Tremulous weakness, with frequent hard pulse and rapid respiration, in the morning (fourth day),

General exhaustion (first day),

Great exhaustion after mental labor, in the morning (tenth day),

Great prostration and weakness, with unusual paleness of the face (eighth day),

Great prostration, as after violent exertion, with heaviness of the head; she stumbles over everything while walking,

Quite unable to move for about a week,

State of collapse (after four hours),

Lying on her back in a collapsed state, with her legs drawn up, as in peritonitis (second day),


Attack of faintness at 10 P.M. (while blowing on an instrument with tight clothes); it seems to him as though everything in the room turned around; he sank down, but caught himself while sinking; therewith the head was at one time hot at another cold, with unsteady standing, and a sensation as if the attack would return,

Fainted away (a few minutes after second dose),


Suddenly she became so sick, weak, and sleepy, that she was obliged to lie down without being able to open the eyes; she slumbered, and after she awoke, was unable to collect her senses,

Chronic illness,

Painful tearing, which always intermits for some time, torments him day and night, only transiently dissipated by rubbing (twenty-second day),

(The bruised feeling of the body became worse), (after four hours),

Pulsations, here and there, after the midday nap (ninth day),

Smelling Camphora camphor aggravated the symptoms,

(Smelling sweet spirits of nitre immediately relieved her condition, especially the headache),

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