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Kali Nitricum - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

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.



Inflammation of the chest,

Rush of blood to the chest,

Feeling of anxiety in the chest, instead of the headache, towards evening (first day),

Heaviness and tightness of the whole chest (first day),

While coughing, a feeling as though something were loose in the chest (thirtieth day),

Burning and sticking in the chest, in the evening (ninth day),

Violent burning in the chest, extending up into the throat, until expectoration is loosened, in the morning (twenty-sixth day),

Tensive pain, across the chest, with stitches in the left side, under the ribs,

Tightness of the chest from coughing, at night,

Cramplike constriction of the chest, with anxiety and dread of suffocation, alternating with cramplike drawing in the occiput and nape of the neck, of the left side, so that she had to hold the head backward, and at times so violent that she cried out (twenty-fifth day),

Pressure and tightness of the chest, (thirteenth day),

Pressive pain in the chest, in the afternoon (twenty-third day),

Pressive pain in the chest, lasting a short time,

Oppression of the chest (third day),

Oppression of the chest, perceptible especially in the morning (fourth day),

Sticking pain in the right lower ribs, caused by coughing and laughing, for two days (after twenty days),

Stitches in the right half of the chest, that return three times at intervals of half an hour; six hours afterwards there was a feeling of fulness beneath the sternum, which was aggravated by deep inspiration and cough, a short, dry, hollow-sounding cough (first day),

Stitches in the upper part of the right chest, especially when lying on the right side, and with the head low,

Stitches in the middle of the upper part of the chest, after dinner (twenty-eighth day),

Stitches in the left costal region at rhythmical intervals, after lifting a weight,

Painful stitch in the left chest, on inspiration (seventeenth day),


Burning sensation in the forepart of the chest (third day),

Pressure in the chest, beneath the sternum, the whole forenoon (sixth day),

Pressure and sticking pain in the right side of the chest, at 8 P.M. (third day),

Pressive pain behind the sternum, the whole day (seventh day),

Pressive pain under the sternum when coughing with a feeling of warmth and rattling in the same place; the expectoration seemed to be raised from low down in the chest (third day),

Pressive pain at the lowest end of the sternum (after thirty-eight hours),

Violent stitches in the upper part of the sternum, in the left side (eighteenth day),


When coughing, cutting beneath the sternum,

Sticking sensation in the left side of the chest, near the sternum, on deep inspiration,

Stitches in right side, between fifth and sixth ribs, in the afternoon (fourth day),

Stitches in the left side of the chest, more towards the back (twenty-seventh day),

Transient stitches in the middle of the right side of the chest, in the morning (eighth day),

Frequent transient stitches in the left side of the chest (sixth day),

Fine stitches in the right side of the chest (soon),

Stitch in the left side of the chest, when carrying a weight (twenty-first day),

Tearing in the right side of the chest (intercostal muscles), (eighth day),

Throbbing and pressive heaviness in the forepart of the chest, with inclination to faintness, while sitting (ninth day),

Frequent sticking beneath the left female breast (thirty-second day),

Stitches beneath the left breast, more when walking than during rest,

Around armpit

Stitches in the middle of the chest, extending to both sides and towards the axillae, while walking (during menstruation),



Pulse small, rapid,

Pulse irregular, scarcely perceptible,


Constriction in the chest, with anxious shortness of breath, in the forenoon, while standing (twenty-second day),

Constriction, as if the lungs were constricted, preventing deep breathing, in the morning while lying, extending from the back into the chest; if she attempts to take a deep breath she is obliged to gasp for air, and it is followed by coughing (fourth day),

Stitches in the right chest, when coughing and breathing deeply,

Need to take a deep breath, in the evening, while sitting still, and on every inspiration a stitch in the left chest, taking away the breath, five times in succession (fifth day),

Painful sticking in the left side of the chest, that makes the breathing short (seventh day),

Respiration accelerated, with a sensation of feverish weakness over the whole body (third day),

Constantly, a sensation in epigastric region and oppression of the chest, oblige frequent inspiration, especially in morning and towards evening, with confusion and drawing in the head (fifth day),

Oppression of breathing while ascending; sticking in chest and cough, with expectoration of clear blood (twenty-fourth day),

Difficult respiration, ; (after a quarter of an hour),

Dyspnoea, in the region of the pit of the throat,

Heart and pulse


Violent stitch in the praecordial region (after five hours),

Heart's Action.

Violent beating of the heart, in the evening in bed, on account of which he awoke,

Violent beating of the heart while lying upon the back, so that she awoke at midnight, and sat up full of anxiety (thirteenth day); violent palpitation at midnight, while lying on right side (fourteenth day),

Palpitation on sudden motion and on standing up, with heat of the face and oppression of the chest,

Momentary palpitation, at times (after fifteen days),


Pulse somewhat accelerated (after 11 and 13 grains),

Pulse frequent, hardish (third day),

Pulse hard and rather frequent, towards evening (seventh day),

Pulse small and rapid, with warm hands,

Very weak, rapid pulse,

Pulse full, hard, and rapid, and a condition very like an inflammatory irritability of the whole body, but especially in the abdominal organs (second day),

Pulse very rapid, for an hour, in the afternoon, while at rest,

Pulse very rapid, at 4 P.M., with heat in the head for an hour (twenty-eighth day),

Pulse increased in frequency by ten beats (first day),

Pulse 70 (usually 65), (first day),

Pulse 80 (usually 65), with some palpitation (first day),

Pulse 90 in the evening (usually 65), (ninth day),

Pulse slow, small, and weak,

Pulse sunk in strength and frequency,

Pulse diminished by 3 beats for a short time (after 9 grains),

Immediately after taking the drug, especially in large doses, the pulse was from 3 to 4 beats slower than usual, partly on account of the cooling effect of the saltpetre, and partly from the cold water; this condition lasted a very short, time, three or four minutes, and the circulation returned to its usual course,

Pulse reduced from 65 to 62 (after a few minutes); normal (after half an hour),

Pulse very weak, small, and thready, at 60 (after four hours),

Pulse hard, with symptoms of enteric inflammation (second day),

Pulse somewhat smaller and softer than usual (two hours after two scruples),

Pulse small and weak,

Weak pulse, ; (after a quarter of an hour),

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