Homeopathic Remedy Kali Bichromicum(Kali-bi)
Common Name : Potassæ Bichromas, Potassic Dichromate, Bichromate of Potash, Red Chromate of Potash
Preparations : HOMEO., Mother tincture (10 percent solution), triturations, and dilutions. U. S. P., Potassii Bichromas.
Chemical Formula : K2Cr2O7
Kingdom : Minerals
Family : Mineral salt
Stage : Chronic
Side : Right
Miasm : Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic
Thermal State : Chilly
Action : OnlyPolycrest
Thirst : Thirsty
Appetite : Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced
Sensitivity : Low, High
Moon Phases : First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter, New Moon
Time Phases : Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night
Element : Oxygen(O, 8), Potassium(K, 19), Chromium(Cr, 24)
Kali Bichromicum (Kali-bi)
Thick, gluey, adherent discharges.
Pains – spotty, wandering, periodic.
Rheumatism < – > Gastric or respiratory symptoms.
This agent when applied locally is an irritant caustic and is an antiseptic in the proportion of 11 to 909. Internally it is an expectorant and emetic. The secretions of the mucous surfaces are increase, are tough and stringy. False membranes are formed, with a tendency to ulceration. The ulcers are round, with a well – defined edge, and a tendency to perforated.
This remedy is indicated in those who are light haired, fat and chubby. Children who are disposed to CROUP and affections of the mucous membranes, when the discharge consists of TOUGH, STRINGY MUCUS, which adheres to the parts and can be DRAWN OUT into LONG STINGS. The ULCERS HAVE A TENDENCY TO PERFORATE.
It should be studied in NEURALGIC HEADACHES which are periodic in type. The pain is usually localized in a small point; it may be attended with dimness of vision or blindness, and is often associated with nausea and vomiting. There may be PAIN LOCALIZED at the ROOT of the NOSE, which is worse during the MORNING and is ASSOCIATED OR DEPENDENT on a nasal catarrh.
It is useful in ACUTE CATARRHAL CONDITIONS of the NARES, when the discharge is profuse, stringy and tenacious and requires much effort to dislodge it. There may be dried mucus (” CLINKERS “) to be removed several times during the day. A condition of OZAENA may be established in which, when the scabs or clinkers are removed, there are left sore, bleeding surfaces, which become ulcers, and if not controlled may perforate the septum.
This catarrhal process may involve the post nasal space. When there are large accumulations of dry mucus, yellow, stringy, catarrhal material may be seen on the posterior wall of the pharynx.
It may be indicated in catarrhal conditions of the pharynx, when the parts are of a dark red color and there is a profuse tenacious exudate. In the more chronic cases there may be ulceration.
It is of service in LARYNGITIS, MEMBRANOUS laryngitis, DIPHTHERIA and catarrhal conditions of the trachea, when the process tends to extends downward. The cough is hoarse and metallic in character; the expectoration consists of a tough, stringy mucus that sticks to the part and may have to be wiped away. There may be FIBRO – ELASTIC CASTS.
It is an important remedy in spasmodic CROUP, when the dry, ringing cough has given way to a barking, hoarse cough and a tenacious expectoration.
It should be studied in CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, when the cough is hoarse and croupy. There is hoarseness and tightness complained of, and the expectoration is tenacious and viscid.
The cough is worse after arising; if the patient has had his meal there may be vomiting.
It should be remembered in acute TONSILLITIS, when the uvula is edematous and there are ulcers which secrete a purulent material. The tongue is coated yellow at the base. There is a mucous discharge, which is ropy, tenacious and stringy in character.
It should be remembered in chronic GASTRIC and DUODENAL CATARRH, when there is nausea and vomiting of a bilious material, with much mucus. The patient complains of a sensation of burning and rawness in the epigastrium. There is often much mucus in the discharges from the bowels. This type of gastric disturbance is met with in beer drinkers and is often benefited by this remedy.
It has been employed in GASTRIC ULCER, when the severe localized symptoms and mucous secretions have been the guiding indications.
It is indicated in RHEUMATISM of joints, also MYALGIA. The pains shift rapidly and may be in small spots that can be covered with a finger. The rheumatism may only occur during the spring; or rheumatic and gastric symptoms may alternate.
It has been employed in GONORRHEAL ARTHRITIS, and in syphilitic pains in the limbs and periosteum.
It should be studied in diseases of the liver and GALL BLADDER, when there is a dull pain in the right hypochondrium; the skin is yellow, swollen, and is covered with pimples. The stools are light colored. There may be a morning diarrhoea, when the stools are watery and are attended with tenesmus.
It is an important remedy in LEUCORRHOEA, when the discharge is yellow, stringy and tenacious. There is PRURITUS of the parts, great itching and burning, and sexual excitement.
It has been employed in membranous dysmenorrhoea.
It is of service in GLEET, when there is a sensation as though the discharge remained and irritated the urethra. The discharge is stringy and tenacious.
It has been employed in various forms of skin diseases, when these are associated with rheumatic and catarrhal conditions.
-Mucus membrane – Copions, viscid, ropy mucorrhoea
-Liver-Congestion, hypertrophy, fatty degeneration
-Kidney-Tubular inflammation, Ulceration, Albuminuria
-Fibrous tissue or periosteum – Acute inflammation.
A/F [Aliment From/ Causation] :
-Indulgence in beer and malt liquors
< Heat of summer
< Wrapping up
< Hot weather
< Open air
< Morning after sleep
< 2-3 a.m.
< Protruding tongue
< Alcohol, beer
< Suppressed catarrh
< COLD, damp
< Summer (though not heat) > Pressure
-Narrowness – on all three levels, typically a closed personality. Closed, rigid, proper.
-Very conscientious and capable, rather conservative and conformists.
-Rigidly adhere to the routine.
-Long-winded. Explain things excessively. Step-by-step, routinized way of thinking.
-Do not show their emotion and don’t tend to complain of their mental or emotional problems.
-Sadness after annoyance. Gloomy, indifference to business affairs.
-Irritability > after eating. Easily angered and upset.
– Avoids human society.
-Practical, materialistic point of view.
-Feel isolated and apart from social contact.
-Peevish withdrawal from sullen indifference.
-It affects the mucous membranes of the air passages, nose, pharynx, stomach, duodenum.
-Discharges are adhesive, sticky, VISCID, GLUEY, ROPY, stringy, tough, lumpy, or thick YELLOW (Hydr) discharges. Yellowness of discharges, especially tongue, etc.
-Pain in SMALL SPOTS, can be covered with point of finger, WANDERING (Berb, Form, Kali-s, Puls), shift rapidly from one part to the other and appear and disappear suddenly and finally attack the stomach.
-Stubborn suppurations. Tendency to ulcerations. Ulcers with dark dots, deep punched out, perforating, round with over-hanging edges or thick crusts. Septal or peptic ulcers.
-Indolent or sluggish reaction in many conditions; ulcers, inflammations, etc.
-Diseased conditions progress slowly but deeply, causing great weakness bordering on paralysis, but little fever. Anaemia and absence of fever are characteristic.
-Kali-bi is generally chilly yet symptoms occur and aggravate in hot summer weather, such as skin disease, rheumatism, dysentery, etc.
-Alternating symptoms-Rheumatism alternating with gastric symptoms, one appearing in the fall and the other in the spring.
-Rheumatism and dysentery alternate.
-Neuralgia every day at same hour.
-Head-Blurred vision or blindness precedes the attack, must lie down, aversion to light, noise, sight returns as headache increases.
-Headache over eyebrows. Pressing frontal pain or neuralgia.
-Aching and fullness in glabella, root of nose.
-From suppressed catarrh.
-Bones and scalp feel sore.
-Headache in small spots.
-Eye-Swelling of lids.
–PHOTOPHOBIA and visual disturbances before or with headache.
-Ear- Viscid, ropy, yellow discharge.
-Nose- Snuffles of children especially fat, chubby babies.
-Pressure and pain at ROOT OF NOSE (Stict, Kali-i) and sticking pain in nose.
-Septum ulcerated, round ulcer.
-Discharge thick, ropy, greenish yellow, tough elastic plugs from nose, leave a raw surface.
-Loss of smell.
-Coryza with obstruction of nose.
-Has violent pain from occiput to forehead if discharges cease.
-Chronic coryza. SINUSITIS.
-Post-nasal drip (Cor-r).
-Polyps (Calc, Sang, Teucr).
-Face-Neuralgia from suppressed coryza.
-Mouth-Sensation of hair on tongue (Crab-a, Sil).
-Ropy mucus, saliva.
-Tongue-Mapped red shining smooth (Pyrog, Lach, Ter) and dry.
-With dysentery, broad, flat, indented, thickly coated.
-Oedematous bladder-like appearance of uvula, much swelling but little redness.
-Diphtheria, pseudo-membranous deposit, firm pearly fibrinous deposit. Prone to extend downward to larynx and trachea.
-Stomach-ULCERS. Cancer (Hydr).
-Gastric symptoms <-> Rheumatic or respiratory symptoms (Dulc).
-Indigestion from meat, drinking beer.
-Constant nausea in alcoholics.
-Vomiting of ropy, yellow mucus or water and blood.
-Desire- Beer and < beer.
-Loss of appetite, weight in pit of stomach, flatulence < soon after eating.
-Round ulcer of stomach.
-Under sternum rawness, pains through to back.
-Rectum- Diarrhoea < morning, drives out of bed, beer, summer.
-Diarrhoea alternating with rheumatic complaints (Dulc).
-Violent, rattling with gagging from viscid mucus in the throat < when undressing.
-Croup-hoarse, metallic, with expectoration of tough mucus or fibro-elastic casts in morning on awakening, with dyspnoea > lying down.
-Asthmatic < 1-2 a.m.
-Rattling respiration < in old people (Kali-s in children).
-Cough < eating, morning on waking.
-Expectoration-copious, stringy, tough, yellow/green.
-C.V.S.-Coldness about the heart, deep in chest.
-Urinary system-Ropy, viscid urine, obstructs urethra.
-Pain from kidneys extends to bladder and to the knee.
-After urination a drop seems to remain which cannot be expelled.
-Male genitalia-Desire diminished in fleshy people.
-Female genitalia-Left sided ovarian cysts.
-Prolapse of uterus < warm weather.
-Leucorrhoea, yellow, tenacious.
-Back-Pain in coccyx < sitting, during coition, before urination.
-Pain in small spots, esp. angles of scapulae.
-Extremities-Rheumatic symptoms <-> Gastrointestinal or Respiratory symptoms (Dulc).
-WANDERING pains (Berb, Form, Kali-s, Puls).
-Arthritic pain < cold and < summer.
-Left sided sciatica > motion, < warm weather.
-Itching > cold air (Fago).
1. Discharges of a tough, stringy mucus, adheres to the parts and can be drawn into a long string.
2. Pain in small spots ,can be covered with point of finger.
3. Pains shift rapidly from one past to another.
4. Neuralgia everyday at the same hour.
5. Deep, perforating, round, punched ulcers.
6. Uvula oedematous.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY:
-Affections of the mucous membranes with catarrhal state.
-Discharge from mucous membranes which are adhesive, sticky, stringy, tough, lumpy or thick and yellow discharges.
-Tendency to ulcers, deep, perforating, punched out.
-Pains in small spots, shifting, alternating complaints.
1. Discharges adhesive, sticky, stringy, yellow, tough, lumpy or thick.
2. Pain covered with point of finger, spotty pain.
3. Ulcers deep, perforating round, punched with overhanging edges or thick crusts.
4. Rheumatism alternates with gastric symptoms or dysentery.
-Bronchitis, Croup, Gastritis, Migraine, Nasal polyp, Obesity, Ovarian cyst, Peptic ulcer, Sciatica, Sinusitis, Ulcers.
-When you are struck with a Kali-bi migraine that does not respond, always remember Iris versicolor.
Followed Well By : Ant-t.
Follows Well : Apis, Canth, Iod.
Compare : Brom, Caust, Chrom-ac, Kali-c, Kali-I, Mez, Nit-ac.
Antidoted By : Ars, Lach, Puls.
It Antidotes : Merc, Merc-i-f, Merc-i-r.
Duration Of Action : 30 Days.