Kali phoshate is a tissue salt that was traditionally used as a nerve tonic. It may help provide support during times of stress, study and over work.
Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care professional promptly.
Kalium Phosphoricum – Potassium phosphate
Remedy picture as described in traditional homoeopathic texts
Kali phos is a tissue salt whose use was developed by Dr Schuessler in the 1800s. Kali phos has a nourishing and tonic effect on the brain and nervous tissues, giving support when there is mental weakness or depression from excitement, stress, overwork or worry. It can also be used with other indicated remedies, chosen according to how the individual in question experiences and expresses their symptoms.
Those who would benefit from Kali phos include ‘fly-in fly-out’ or shift workers, those with demanding work schedules, and those living with a high degree of work stress or family dramas. It is beneficial for jet lag, and during convalescence after a long or taxing illness. A classic example of someone who would benefit from Kali phos is a fatigued student who is experiencing headaches and exhaustion.
Weakened nervous system and mental fatigue. Despondent and lethargic where the smallest task seems too hard. Tired, weak and hypersensitive, starts with fright easily. Feelings of dread, especially after a long illness or emotional turmoil. Fearful of night-time, crowds, sickness, death and falling. Impaired memory. Irritability with unstable moods. Hysteria in children accompanied with over-tiredness, flying into a tantrum, hardly able to speak. Night terrors.
Eyes: Weakened vision especially related to mental exhaustion and drooping of eyelids from lack of muscle tone due to weakness of nerves in the area.
Ears: Humming and buzzing in the ears, hearing very sensitive, averse to noise.
Mouth: Offensive breath. Mouth excessively dry, feeling as if the tongue will stick to the roof of the mouth. Spongy, receding gums, bleeding easily. Speech slow, tongue weakening.
Head: Mental strain from over-work or study. Headache from study, stress and strain of the nervous system. A great tonic for students, and intellectual types. Suits carers and nursing mothers who are greatly tired from interrupted sleep and fractious babies. Dizziness due to exhaustion. Headache relieved by gentle motion. Headache with a weary, empty feeling in the stomach, or headache with hunger. Weak vision.
Stomach: Gnawing hunger pains that improve after eating. Excessive hunger even after eating. Nausea that feels better for belching. Nervous ‘all gone’ feeling in the stomach. Nervous sensations felt in the stomach eg. butterflies in the stomach etc. before stressful events.
Lungs: Nervous asthma, worse for food. Cough with yellow expectoration.
Skin: Putrid discharges from skin or mucous membranes, with sadness or exhaustion. Skin symptoms aggravated when stressed or nervous.
Female: Menstruation too late or scanty in pale, weepy women who are irritable and sensitive. Delayed menses with depression. Headache before and during menses.
Kidneys: Incontinence and bedwetting in excitable children or elderly.
Limbs: Lameness and weakness, loss of power, worse for exertion. Trembling or fidgeting of hands from nervousness.
Sleep: Sleep disturbances with insomnia, sleepwalking or nightmares. Insomnia from excitement, mental strain or overwork.
Food: Craves ice-cold water, vinegar and sweets. Dislikes bread and meat. Sometimes there is no appetite, desiring only sweets.
Keywords: Exhausted, irritable, sensitive, depressed
Exciting causes: Excitement, worry, fatigue, overwork, puberty
Better: Heat; sleep; nourishment; gentle motion; leaning on something
Worse: Worry; excitement; mental and physical exertion; cold; sex
Desires: Cold drinks; sour foods and drink; sweets; vinegar
Aversions: Bread; meat
Homoeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing that gently and safely restores health and vitality to the mind and body by encouraging the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. This makes it an empowering tool for parents in the nurturing and health care of their children.
Homoeopathy recognises that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony and that it is the patient who needs treatment - not the disease.
Homoeopathic medicine is understood to act by stimulating a healing response in the body by way of its similarity to the existing complaint.
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Taking of Homoeopathic Remedies
- The remedies are absorbed in the mouth, so are best held in the mouth for several minutes before swallowing. In the case of pilules, allow them to dissolve under the tongue.
- Unless the dose is very frequent, half an hour before meals, or between meals, is the best time to take your dose. However, 10 minutes before or after a meal or taking a drink, is acceptable.
- Do not use peppermint toothpaste, or drink strong peppermint tea, or ordinary coffee as these may antidote your remedies.
- Do not smoke, brush your teeth or gargle, or drink alcohol, within half an hour of taking remedies.
- Do not touch the remedies with your hands. Liquids may be administered on a teaspoon, diluted with water. Likewise, when administering pilules to infants or small children, a teaspoon is helpful. Pilules can be rolled into the lid of the vial, and then dropped under the tongue.
- If any pilules are dropped, they should be discarded and not returned to the bottle.
- Store your remedies away from direct light and heat, and away from all strong smelling substances, particularly camphor, as the potency of the medicine will be weakened.
- When using Homoeopathic remedies, do not use products such as "Vicks" or "Deep Heat", as these will antidote the remedy. There are very effective Homoeopathic creams which you can use instead when needed.
- When taking more than one medicine, separate the doses by at least 10 minutes, preferably longer.
- Store your medicines away from electrical appliances such as fridge, TV, microwave, clock radio and stereo.