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Kali Sulphuricum: Homeopathic Medicine – Its Use, Indications And Dosage

Homeopathic medicine Kali Sulphuricum is prepared from potassium sulphate which is inactive in its crude form. After potentization (process of preparing homeopathic medicines that arouses medicinal properties of a crude substance), it gets converted into a highly beneficial homeopathic medicine Kali Sulphuricum. It is one of the 12 biochemic medicines also called Schuessler’s twelve tissue remedies. It offers great help in managing various skin complaints (like psoriasis, eczema), dandruff (seborrhoea) and cold.

Drug Action

The most important action of this remedy is noted on the skin, mucus membranes, scalp and respiratory system. Its action is well marked on the nose, ears and head. It is one of the best medicines in homeopathy for complaints presenting with yellow coloured discharge.

Clinical Indications

Dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, cold, sinusitis, cough asthma, bronchitis, eustachian catarrh (mucus build up), headache, otorrhoea (ear discharges), ozaena, pneumonia, polyps

Scope As A Homeopathic Remedy

1. Skin Problems (Scaling, Psoriasis, Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, Eczema, Ringworm, Itching And Ulcers)

Kali Sulphuricum acts magnificently on the skin to treat numerous skin concerns. It majorly helps skin conditions in which there occurs excessive scaliness, flakiness and peeling of the skin. The scales are specifically yellow in colour where it is required. It is a highly recommended medicine in homeopathy to treat psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition characterized by patches of inflammation on the skin covered with silvery white scales. It is given when there is marked flakiness of the skin. Its use is considered in cases of ringworm (fungal infection causing ring-shaped lesions on the skin). It gives good results when ringworm affects the scalp or the beard area. The lesions are covered with scales where this medicine is required. In seborrheic dermatitis, Kali Sulph can be very helpful when flakes are yellow.  It is a skin condition in which there occurs red, itchy rash with flaky scales mainly on the scalp, around the nose, behind the ears, eyebrows and the eyelids. Its role in treating eczema is also marvellous. It is well indicated when papular (solid raised area on the skin less than 1cm) eruptions appear on the skin along with itching and burning sensation. It is given in cases of skin itching. For using it here, the notable feature is skin itching getting worse from heat. Lastly, it is effective in treatment of skin ulcers, especially the ones that ooze thin and yellow watery liquid.

Key Indicating Features

Psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis with marked scaling on the skin

Ringworm on the scalp or in the beard area when lesions are covered with much scales

Eczema with papules attended with itching, burning

Skin ulcers oozing thin yellow watery liquid

2. Nose (Cold, Sinusitis And Ozaena)

It has marked action on the mucus membrane of the nose which helps manage cold. The guiding symptom to use it is yellow, thick and slimy discharge from the nose. Nose feels blocked. It can be used in cases of sinusitis (inflammation of the lining of the paranasal sinuses that are air – filled spaces inside the skull) as well. In such cases it can be given when there is thick and green nasal discharge. Kali Sulphuricum is also considered in treating ozaena. Ozaena is also called atrophic rhinitis in which there is shrinking of nasal mucus lining and the underneath bone due to long term inflammation. In these cases, it works well when there is thick yellow and offensive nasal discharge along with loss of smell and taste. It proves very effective for treating complaints that remain after removal of adenoids like swelling of the nasal membrane, mouth breathing and snoring.

Key Indicating Features

Cold with yellow, thick, slimy discharge from the nose

Sinusitis with thick, green nasal discharges

Ozaena with thick yellow offensive nasal discharge along with loss of smell and taste

Swelling of nasal membrane, mouth breathing and snoring remaining after removal of adenoids

3. Ears (Ear Discharge, Deafness, Polyps)

Kali Sulpuricum is the most helpful to manage ear discharges. It works best for yellow or brownish discharge from the ears which stinks. It also treats polyps (non-cancerous growths) in the ear when accompanied with offensive discharge. Lastly, it is well indicated for managing deafness caused by swelling and mucus build- up in the middle ear and the eustachian tube.

Key Indicating Features

Yellow or brown offensive discharge from the ears

Ear polyps with offensive discharge

Deafness from swelling and mucus build-up in middle ear and eustachian tube

4. Head (Dandruff, Headache)

Kali Sulph yields excellent results in cases of dandruff (seborrhoea). Kali Sulphuricum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for cases in which there occurs excessive scaling on the scalp and the scales are moist, sticky and yellow. It is recommended for treating headache. It is useful when headache occurs from head movement from side to side or backwards. Next characteristic is headache worsens in a warm room and relieved in open air.

Key Indicating Features

Dandruff with copious scaling on the scalp when the scales are moist, sticky, yellow

Headache from head movement from side to side or backwards

Headache worse in warm room and relieved in open air

5. Respiratory Issues (Cough, Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia)

This medicine can handle well certain respiratory problems too. It works well in cases of cough. It is well indicated when cough gets worse in hot weather. It can take care of bronchitis (inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes that carry air to and from the lungs) cases. There is rattling of mucus in the chest. There is yellow, slimy and thin profuse mucus expectoration. Kali Sulpuricum can be utilized in asthma cases as well when there is yellow slimy expectoration. In pneumonia (infection and inflammation of the air sacs of lungs), it is recommended when there is wheezing in the chest and yellow rattling mucus that is expectorated with difficulty.

Key Indicating Features

Cough worse in hot weather

Bronchitis with mucus rattling and expectoration of yellow, slimy, thin profuse mucus

Asthma with yellow slimy expectoration

Pneumonia with wheezing and yellow rattling mucus that is expectorated with difficulty


Worsening factors: Complaints get worse from noise, in evening, warm air, warm weather and heated room

Relieving factors: Complaints get better by walking, in cool open air, from passing gas and from fasting


This medicine can be used in both low and high potency but the most preferred is 6x potency. When using 6X potency it can be taken three to four times a day depending on the case details. In high potencies, frequent repetition should be avoided.

Relationship with Other Remedies

Followed well by: Acetic Acid, Arsenic Album, Calcarea Carb, Hepar Sulph, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Silicea and Sulphur

It can be compared with other remedies including Kali Bichrome, Natrum Mur and Pulsatilla


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  1. Hello dr. What’s the side effects of kali sulph and calc fluor?

  2. Rajeev Kumar says:

    Hi Doctor,
    Could you please inform me what are the side effects of Kali Sulphuricum Tablet.
    Thanks & Regards
    Rajeev Kumar

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