Kalmia in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Kalmia?

Kalmia is used in homeopathic pain treatment. The main areas of application are infectious heart muscle or pericarditis, also angina pectoris and cardiac arrhythmias.

It is used for heart enlargement and complaints that have developed as a result of rheumatic diseases. Kalmia is also used for rheumatic and neuralgic complaints. These include arthritis, muscle and joint rheumatism, lumbago and herniated discs, but also toothache and headaches, which can occur as side effects of facial neuralgia.
The remedy is rarely given.

Leading symptoms

  • Pain drawing from above downwards
  • Neuralgia and rheumatism associated with heart disease
  • Chest pain radiating to left arm
  • Sudden, severe joint inflammation
  • Heart problems worse lying on left side of body and better lying on back

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Kalmia?

Kalmia manifests itself in stabbing pains in the back and joints. Symptoms begin in the upper half of the body, often between the shoulder blades, and descend, causing tingling and numbness. One feels battered, stiff, paralyzed, has a stiff neck, cannot bend. It cracks in the swollen joints. On cold days, the patients are almost unable to move.

Headaches and toothaches occur in a flash and are associated with stinging in the eyes on the right side. Pulse flutters feebly, heart stumbles hard, contracts painfully, radiating to left shoulder, arm, and hand. The heart muscle is enlarged, the heart valves are thickened. The patients appear anxious, weak, nervous, unable to sleep, and are constantly concerned about their heart. Her gaze is fixed because eye movement causes pain. They suffer from frequent dry mouth, nausea and mushy diarrhea.


Kalmia is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:


  • warmth
  • quiet


  • cold
  • Movement
  • Lying on the left
  • downward moves

What are typical uses for Kalmia?

  • back pain
  • heart inflammation
  • lumbago

Areas of application in detail

Joint and back pain

Joint and back pain that travels from top to bottom. Severe pain between the shoulder blades. The symptoms worsen when the weather changes.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Heart trouble

Bacterial inflammation of the heart muscle or the inner and outer skin of the heart. There is stabbing pain in the heart area that radiates to the left arm. Sensation of tightness in the chest with constant racing heart and hard throbbing.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Lumbago (lumbago)

For lumbago and intervertebral disc problems / herniations.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Dosage forms of Kalmia

The mother tincture or potencies up to D12 are used for oral therapy, ampoules for injections from D6.

Typical potencies: D4 to D12

fabric type: medicinal plant


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