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Kali Nitricum - Head symptoms - T.F. Allen

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

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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.


Confusion of the head, nearly the whole day (eighth day), ; in morning (second day); on waking (eighth day),

Confusion of the head, with drawing in the side of the head and forehead, toward evening (fourth day),

Confusion of the head, in the evening, with some oppression of the chest (eleventh day),

Confusion of the head, almost like intoxication after a glass of Madeira (tenth day),

Confusion in the forepart of the head, in the forehead (tenth day),

Confusion and throbbing in the forehead (ninth day),

Gloominess, confusion of the head, difficult thought; everything is immediately forgotten,

General Head.

Dulness in the head and sleepiness (ninth day),

Stupefaction and heaviness of the head, in the morning, as after intoxication,

Feeling of heaviness in the head (after two hours),

Feeling of looseness and sticking in the brain,

Drawing in the middle of the head, extending towards the right temple, lasting till evening, in the morning (fifteenth day),

Reeling so she cannot stand,

Violent pressive headache in the forehead, lasting the whole day, with a beating in the occiput and temples (fifth day),

Violent pressive pain mingled with beating in the occiput, in the evening (ninth day),


Heaviness of the head, and pain extending over the whole head,

Pain in the head and neck lasting from evening through the night and the next day, especially affecting the left side,

Headache, ; (eighth and twelfth days), ; in afternoon, ; on entering a warm room, ; on turning the head,

Headache, rather a confusion,

Headache, with heat, increasing towards evening lasting till 10 o'clock (first day),

Headache in the morning, as after a night's a debauch,

Headache on waking, fulness of the abdomen, diarrhoea, with chilliness,

Headache that prevents sleep the whole night still continues in the morning (after forty days),

Headache, after dinner (twenty-first day),

Headache, so that she was unable to eat (twenty-seventh day),

The headache became almost intolerable on stooping,

Tensive pain deep in the head, after dinner,

Bursting pain in the head, with stitches in the left ear and clavicles, whence the pain extends into the elbows (twenty-second day),

Headache, a pressure towards the middle of the head and towards the left temple, in the morning (second day),

Pressive headache, especially in the frontal region (first day),

Pressive headache in the morning; it afterwards extending to the occiput; in the evening there was increase of the heat in the head (third day),

Pressive headache, especially in the afternoon (twelfth day),

Pressive headache, mingled with stitches in the forehead (fourteenth day),

Pressive headache, more on the right side of the forehead, mingled with suddenly piercing stitches, towards evening (fourth day),

Violent pressive headache (sixth day),

Violent pressive headache, more on the right side, towards noon, and especially from 1 to 4 P.M., disappearing after a half hour's nap (eleventh day),

Pressive headache, in the evening (fourteenth day),

Hacking and sticking in the head, with pressure about the eyes and sleepiness, together with increase of the pains,

Bruised pain and great sensitiveness of the vertex (second day),

Pain in the upper part of the head, gradually becoming more violent until I went out, when it disappeared (three-quarters of an hour after a dose),

Headache on the vertex, only in the morning on rising, for five days,

Constrictive pain in the vertex, lasting two hours,

Constrictive pain in the vertex, with heaviness of the head, in the afternoon and following night (after six days),

Pain on the right side of the head near the crown, disappearing on laying the hand upon it; this painful spot, as large as the hand, felt hot to touch, even after the pain had disappeared,

Transient pains in the right side of the head (soon after a new dose),

Violent pain in the right side of the head from a slight draft of air,

Violent pain in the region of the left parietal bone, towards midnight, which was somewhat relieved after taking off the nightcap (after eight days),

Feeling of heaviness and headache in the forehead (first day),

Pain in the right frontal sinus, with stopped catarrh (fourth day),

Contractive pains in the forehead and eyes that unite at the tip of the nose, where there is a digging-pinching,

Dull pain in the forehead and top of the head, rather to the left side, quite violent and continuous till 10 in the morning, when it disappeared, but returned after dinner and lasted till evening,

Headache in the region of the superciliary arch, after dinner,

Pressive pain in the frontal sinuses (seventh day),

Violent pressive pain in the forehead (first day),

Pressive headache in the forehead (after four hours),

Violent pressive pain deep in the head behind the left eye (after ten hours),

Pressive headache in the forehead (first day),

Pressive headache in the forehead, especially severe over the right eye, in the morning immediately after rising; and a dull headache through the whole day (seventh day),

Pressive headache in the forehead and occiput, towards noon, and especially towards evening (tenth day),

Sticking pain with rhythmical intermissions in the forehead behind the eyes, worse while walking, during rest only a few stitches at long intervals, the whole afternoon and evening,

Pressive pain in the right temple,

Pressive pain towards the occiput, which gradually changes into stitches, which are aggravated by touch, even during rest, seeming like a rhythmical sticking,

Sharp, almost tearing pain in the right side of the occiput,

Jerking pain in the occiput, as if in the bone, and after three-quarters of an hour also in the hip-bone, where it only disappeared after a few hours, and at last alternated with tension behind the right ear; it continued the whole night,

A certain coldness in the occiput was always associated with the pains in the head,


Profuse falling out of the hair (after thirty days),

Small scurfy spots on the scalp, with itching (after twenty-eight days),

Pain in a spot on the right side of the vertex, like a contraction in the scalp, in the morning after rising,

Headache on the vertex, like a pulling of the hairs,

Great sensitiveness of the scalp, which is painful to pressure (after five days),

Violent compression in the occiput, so that everything became stiff; afterwards pain in the nape of the neck like a pulling on the hairs, extending to the shoulders, and with tension and stitches over the face and neck, impairment of swallowing, anxiety, and arrest of breathing, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. (third and fourth days),

Headache in the occiput, relieved by binding up the hair,

Outer head

Great sensitiveness of the vertex to touch,


Pressure on the vertex, aggravated by laying the hand upon it (third day),

Pressure on the vertex as if a stone were lying upon it (seventh day),

(The feeling of a weight on the vertex was so increased by taking the drug that the proving was abandoned),

Some stitches on the left side of the vertex,

Tearing and sticking in the vertex and occiput, cutting in the intestines, and at last evacuation of faeces, at first, soft, afterwards only mucus, at 9 and 10 P.M.,


Tearing-drawing in the parietal bones and in the forehead, frequently returning, with confusion of the head (third day),


Feeling of heaviness and confusion in the forehead, lasting two hours,

Drawing through the forehead, in the evening (fifth day),

Pressure in the whole of the forehead, at times only dull piercing sticking, in the morning (fourth day),

Pressure in the forehead above the root of the nose, and a feeling of tension in the skin of the forehead (third day),

Pressure in the forehead the whole day, as if the eyes would spring out of the head, and as if little stones were lying about them,

Slight pressure in the forehead (ninth day),

Violent pressure in the forehead that extends to the eyes (thirteenth day),

Violent pressure in the forehead, with great congestion to the head, at noon (first day),

Tearing pressure in the right side of the forehead behind the eye, extending towards the occiput, worse after coffee, and also when walking, a rhythmical sticking, relieved while riding in a wagon (in the open air),

Sticking and pressing-asunder in the left side of the forehead, on stooping,


Drawing in the left temple and on the left eye (second day),

Fine sticking in the left temple, immediately after dinner (fifteenth day),

Transient drawing stitches, more in the left than in the right temple (thirteenth day),

Tearing in the left temple from time to time (eighth day),

Tearing in the right temple from evening till morning, somewhat relieved by pressing upon it (after thirty days),


Pressure and heaviness in the occiput, frequently (thirteenth day),

A violent stitch in the left side of the occiput, during menstruation (after twenty-nine days),

Burning-throbbing on the left side of the occiput, in the evening in bed,

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