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

What is Potassium Arsenicosum?

The homeopathic potassium arsenicosum is mainly used to treat fear of illness and chronic skin rashes.

Leading symptoms

  • fear of illness
  • chilliness
  • Asthma between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. at night
  • Swollen lower eyelids
  • Paroxysmal tachycardia with anxiety
  • Rashes with intolerable itching, worse on undressing and on warmth

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need potassium arsenicosum?

Kali arsenicosum looks pale and exhausted. The patients are restless, nervous and tire easily.


Potassium arsenicosum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen through the following modalities:


  • humid weather


  • Heat and warm applications
  • change of weather

What are typical areas of application for potassium arsenicosum?

  • fears
  • skin rashes
  • asthma

Areas of application in detail


Patients are very concerned about their own health. They are particularly afraid of asthma or heart disease. They don’t talk about their fears with family members, friends, or doctors.

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


Patients suffer from shortness of breath, especially at night between 2 and 3 a.m. They don’t like fresh air at all.

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


Dry and scaly rashes that are very itchy. Itching worse on undressing and warmth.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of potassium arsenicosum

Potassium arsenicosum is mainly prescribed in homeopathy as globules. The Schuessler salt no. 13 potassium arsenicosum, on the other hand, is usually taken as tablets or applied externally as an ointment.

Dosage of potassium arsenicosum

Acute diseases are treated with the potencies 6X and 12X. If required, potassium arsenicosum can be taken in the potency 6X up to three times a day and in the potency 12X up to twice a day. As soon as improvement occurs, the drug is no longer taken.

Chronic complaints are treated by homeopathic therapists with potassium arsenicosum 30C or 200C. As a rule, three globules are taken once, which can be repeated once after about four to six weeks if necessary.

Effect of potassium arsenicosum

Potassium arsenicosum acts on the skin, the respiratory tract and the psyche.

Potassium arsenicosum during pregnancy

Potassium arsenicosum can be given during pregnancy in the event of chronic skin diseases and if the mother is particularly concerned about her own health. During pregnancy, the mother develops a particular fear of asthma or heart disease. Chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis can significantly worsen during pregnancy. The skin is dry, scaly and very itchy. Heat makes itching worse.

Potassium arsenicosum for the baby

The homeopathic potassium arsenicosum can be given to children with long-lasting skin rashes. The skin is dry and scaly. The children are plagued by severe itching, which is aggravated by heat.

Potassium arsenicosum for dogs, horses and cats

The homeopathic potassium arsenicosum is prescribed to animals, especially in the case of long-lasting skin rashes. The skin is dry, scaly and the animals scratch frequently. The remedy is also used for old age itching in dogs, horses or cats.

Potassium arsenicosum side effects

So far, no side effects have been observed when taking potassium arsenicosum. At the beginning of the intake of Kali arsenicosum there may be a temporary and short-lasting initial aggravation. If the drug is taken too frequently or for too long, it can also lead to an aggravation.

Typical potencies: Potassium arsenicosum is usually used in the potencies 6X, 12X, 30C and 200C.

fabric type: Chemical compound


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