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Kali Nitricum - Chest symptoms - Clarke

Nitrate Of Potassium - Saltpeter, Kal. Nit, Kalium nitricum, Kali-n.

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HPUS indication of Kali Nitricum: Dry cough

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Kali Nitricum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Oppression on chest, when ascending.

Pain in chest with pressive tension, accompanied by a sensation of roughness under sternum, which excites violent coughing.

Contractive pain in chest, commencing from the back, with sensation of constriction in lungs.

Lancinations in chest, esp. when taking a full inspiration, when lying down, and when coughing, accompanied by excessive anguish and oppression.

(Inflammation of lungs.).

Sticking in l. side near sternum.

Sticking in l. side of chest, cutting and tearing in lungs.


Pulse full, hard, and rapid.

Pulse slow in morning, rapid in afternoon and evening.


Cannot drink for want of breath; must take it in little sips; children take cup in both hands and drink greedily one sip after another.

Obstructed respiration, which does not permit lying down with the head low.

Hoarseness, with roughness and scraping in throat.

Tension, and incisive pains in larynx, with obstructed deglutition.

Irritation to cough caused by tickling in larynx.

Sudden violent irritation to cough in r. side near pit of throat, as if in r. bronchus, neither painful nor, itching; it could be suppressed by a slow, deep breath and by an effort of will.

Cough with expectoration and pressive pain beneath sternum.

Cutting under sternum when coughing.

Pressing pain under sternum when coughing with a feeling of warmth in same locality.

Cough, which awakens patient about 3 a.m., with violent headache.

Cough in open air, or when going up stairs, also whenever the breath is held in.

Dry cough, esp. in morning.

When coughing, incisive pains in chest, until the mucus is detached.

Cough, with shootings in chest, and expectoration of pure blood.

Cough, with purulent expectoration, and colliquative sweats.

Heart and pulse

Violent palpitation of heart, esp. when lying in bed, at night, waking him.

Stitches in heart.

Full pulse.

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