Clarke gives the toxic effects of homeopathy drug Alkalies and its therapeutic uses in non-toxic doses in his book The ABC Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, published in 1901….


      These remedies neutralize acids, but their therapeutic effect is to check excessive alkaline secretions.


      Lithii carbonas, 2-10 gr.Lithii citras, 5-15 gr.

Magnesia, 5-40 gr.

Potassii bicarbonas, 5-20 gr.

Potassii citras, 5-30 gr.

Potassii chloras, 5-15 gr.

Sodii bicarbonas, 5-30 gr.


      Chronic eczema. (Liquor potassae brushed over the surface once per day. Residue washed off with cold water).Acute eczema with profuse alkaline discharge. (Bicarbonate of soda internally, and cloths soaked in solution locally).

For the itching of eczema and urticaria. (Teaspoonful of sodium or potassium carbonate to a pint of water).

Pityriasis of the face caused by soap with excess of alkali. (Bicarbonate of soda solution locally).

Pityriasis of the scalp; dandruff. (Glycerine of borax, or saturated solution of borax in water).

Foetid alkaline sweat. (Bicarbonate of soda wash).

Catarrhal inflammation of the mouth and fauces.

(Chlorate of potash, fifteen to twenty grain-doses. Do not use over prolonged period of time).

Stomatitis materna. (As above. Keeps salvia saturated).

Aphthae, (Saturated solution of borax).

Alkaline leucorrhoea. (Once dram bicarbonate of soda to pint of water. Elevate hips. Leave solution in contact with surface five to ten minutes).

Burns and scalds. (Wrap surfaces with cloths wet with solution of bicarbonate of soda and cover with solid silk.

False membrane of diphtheria. (Spray with fifteen or twenty grains sodium bicarbonate before meals to increase acid secretions).

Acid eructations. (Sodium bicarbonate or magnesia after meals to neutralize acids. For temporary effect only).

Rheumatic and gouty affections. (Citrate of potash)

Uric aid calculi in the bladder or kidney. (Continued large doses of the citrate of potash).

Uric aid calculi in the bladder of kidney. (Continued large doses of the citrate of potash).

Gouty enlargements of joints. (Citrate of potash of citrate of lithia internally. Also strong solution of either locally).

Warts (Magnesia twice per day for several weeks).

George Hardy Clark
Clark, George H. (George Hardy) 1860-1941 was the author of: Homeopathic Treatment of Asthenopia; Lee and Clark's Cough and expectoration : a repertorial index of their symptoms; The A B C Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics; A system for the care and training of children; The Black Plague and Its Control.