Homeopathic Medicine :: Kali Carbonicum – Carbonate of Potash

Indicated chiefly by the presence of sharp, sticking pain or a series of sticking pains, in various parts of the body. Especially useful in persons who are sensitive to changes in the weather and cannot bear cold weather. H. N. Guernsey thinks it one of the best remedies following childbirth and its consequences.

Bag-like swelling over the upper eyelids.

Great general weakness and depression, with coldness and soft pulse; sensitiveness to change in the weather.

Awakens at 3 or 4 o?clock a. m.

Stitching or jerking pains in any part of the body, at ears, throat, lungs, bowels, joints, rectum, liver kidneys.

Nose stuffed up in warm room; nostrils sore, scurfy.

Nosebleed in the morning when washing the face.

Throat dry and rough, with difficulty of swallowing, food being forced down slowly, and sticking pain as from a fish-bone.

Cough, dry and hard; it awakens him at 3 to 4 o?clock a. m.; with stitching pain in right lower chest, better from bending forward, worse from lying on affected side.


Expectoration must be swallowed.

Sensation as though the stomach were full of water.

Large, difficult stool, with stitching pain in the rectum before stool.

Large, painful haemorrhoids, with sticking pain in them from coughing.

Menstruation retarded, scanty, suppressed. Flow acrid.

Great sensitiveness of the soles of the feet and of the heels.

Worse after midnight; toward morning; after sexual intercourse; from change of weather from eating; after eating.

Better from sitting stooped over; in the warm open air.

(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)

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