Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine KALI SULPHURICUM from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of KALI SULPHURICUM …

      Synonym. Kali Sulfate. Potassium sulfate. Common names. Sulphate of potassium. Vitriolated tartar. Preparation. Triturations.


Our knowledge of the action of Kali sulph., like several other of the tissue salts, is obtained from Schuessler’s observations and from clinical sources. It seems especially applicable to the later stages of inflammation, and to ailments accompanied by profuse desquamation of the epidermis. Yellow mucous discharges are characteristic (Pulsatilla). So also are the evening aggravation and amelioration in the cool open air (Pulsatilla). Disease caused by a retrocession of eruptions. Oxaluria.


Head. Rheumatic headache, beginning in evening and in a heated room. Bald spots. Dandruff and scaldhead.

Ears. Eustachian deafness. Discharge of yellow matter (Hydrastis).

Nose. Colds, with yellow, slimy expectoration. Nose obstructed. Smell lost (Natr. mur.).

Face. Aches in heated room, better in cool open air. Epithelioma.

Stomach. Tongue coated yellow and slimy. Insipid, pappy-taste. Gums painful. Burning thirst, and vomiting. Feeling of a load in stomach. Dread of hot drinks.

Abdomen. Yellow, slimy diarrhoea. Constipation, with haemorrhoids. (Sulphur).

Male Organs. Gonorrhoea; discharge slimy, yellowish-green. Orchitis. Gleet.

Female Organs. Menses too late, scanty, with feeling of weight in abdomen. (Pulsatilla).

Respiratory Organs. Coarse rales. Rattling of mucus in chest, with croup. (Tart. em.). Bronchial asthma, with yellow expectoration. Cough; worse in evening and in hot atmosphere. Croupy hoarseness (Hepar, Spongia).

Limbs. Pain in nape, back and limbs; worse in warm room. Shifting, wandering pains (Pulsatilla).

Fever. Rise of temperature at night. Intermittent fever, with yellow, slimy tongue.

Skin. Psoriasis (Arsenicum). Eczema; burning, itching, papular eruption. Nettle rash. Polypi. Epithelioma.

Aggravation. In the evening. In a heated room.

Amelioration. In the cool, open air.

Compare. Pulsat., Hydras., Kali b., Natr. m.

A.C. Cowperthwaite
A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).