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Kali Nitricum - Modalities Etc

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.



(Afternoon), Most symptoms; anxiety, etc.; pressive headache; thirst, etc.; pulse rapid; pains in knee, etc.; tearing in arm; tearing in tibia; griping in sole; weakness; towards evening, chilliness, etc.; heat, etc., perspiration.

(Night), From evening till morning, tearing in temple; sore throat; when lying upon right side, tearing in arm; weakness in forearm; in bed, throbbing in knee; stitches in great toe; heat, etc.; perspiration.

(Midnight), Palpitation; tearing in shoulders.

(Alternate nights), Perspiration.

(In bed), The pains; coldness, etc.

(Eating bread or cakes), Paroxysmal cough.

(Smelling Camphora camphor), The symptoms.

(Coffee), Pressure in forehead.

(Cold), Throbbing toothache; stiffness of body.

(After dinner), Headache; immediately, sticking in temple.

(After eating), Sensation of warmth.

(Lying in bed), Pressure, etc., in back.

(Lying on back), Sticking between shoulders.

(Motion), Sticking, etc., in lower abdomen; stitches in skin.

(Pressure), Burning in epigastrium.

(Rest), Burning in pelvis, etc.; pain in lumbar region; pain in arms, etc.; sticking in os calcis.

(Sitting), Weakness; pressure, etc., in back; stitches in small of back.

(Standing), Colic; stitches in hip; tearing in nates; drawing, etc., in malleolus.

(Stooping), Headache; sticking, etc., in left forehead; pain in bend of thigh.

(Walking), Pressure in forehead; sticking in forehead; pain in epigastric region; colic; stitches beneath breast; pains in hip, etc.; sensation on inside of knee.


WORSE, eating veal; towards morning and in afternoon.




Taking cold


Lying with head low


(Evening), On lying down, the symptoms.

(In open air), While rising in wagon, pressure in forehead; pain in upper head.

(Binding up hair), Headache in occiput.

(Crouching), Colic.

(Lying down), The symptoms.

(Lying on right side), Sticking between shoulders.

(Smelling sweet spirits of nitre), The symptoms, especially headache.

(Pressure), Pain in forehead, etc.

(Taking off nightcap), Pain in parietal region.

(Walking), Weakness; pressure, etc., in back; pain in bones of leg.


BETTER, drinking sips of water.

Gentle motion


Good appetite in spite of all the troubles and pains (after thirty days),

Incessant desire to eat and drink,

Ravenous hunger returned between 10 and 11 A.M., and alternated with some cutting pain in the region of the umbilicus (after 9 grs.),

Violently ravenous hunger, in the forenoon (after 7 grs.),

A kind of ravenous hunger without real appetite towards, evening (fifth day),

Diminished appetite, ; (after 7 to 8 grs.),

Loss of appetite and much thirst (fifth day),

(Loss of appetite with increased hunger!), (second day),

Appetite bad (seventh day),

No appetite (first day),

No appetite in the evening though I had eaten nothing, yet the supper tasted very good, of which I ate largely (tenth day),

No appetite, though she eats from habit without difficulty,

Appetite completely suppressed,


Thirst in the afternoon with burning in the throat, disappearing after drinking water (twentieth day),

Thirst, during menstruation (nineteenth day),

Thirst without remarkable appetite,

Increased thirst (after 11 and 13 grs.),

Much thirst (first day), ; (third day),

Much thirst but no appetite from breakfast (seventh day),

Great thirst (second and third days),

Great thirst, constantly,

Violent thirst,

Drank a good deal of water,

Loss of thirst, with good appetite almost every day,


Eructations the whole day (seventh day),

Eructations and a feeling of warmth in the stomach (immediately), (first day),

Repeated eructations (after a quarter of an hour); recurring (after two or three hours); repeated (after every dose),

Violent eructations (immediately),

Eructations of air (first and second days),


Hiccough in the morning fasting (fourteenth day),