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

What is potassium chloratum?

Homeopathy is based on takes the advantage of the positive effect of potassium chloratum in inflammatory processes of the mucous membrane and rheumatic complaints. These include, in particular, inflammation of the bursa in the knee joint and other whole-body inflammation in the body that is accompanied by white or gray mucus.

Leading symptoms

  • Respiratory infections with white, off-white discharge and swollen lymph nodes
  • Swelling from bruises, blows, or cuts
  • Alternating happy and sad
  • Sweat only on the head
  • Red spots on the tongue surrounded by a white border and aphthous ulcers
  • Hearing through cotton wool and noises in the ear

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need potassium chloratum?

People who need potassium chloride show congestion in the blood circulation and in the lymphatic system. These show up as burst veins on the face and legs (spider veins). Emotionally, they react unexpectedly and exaggeratedly, always feel under pressure, constantly see themselves as obligated. It is rather overweight patients who tend to “eat away”. The complexion is then contaminated by deposits, the back and feet, especially the soles of the feet, are very painful, and the airways are narrowed or clogged.


Potassium chloratum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:


  • general movement
  • fresh air


  • at night
  • Rooms that are clear and closed
  • cold and wet environment

What are typical areas of application for potassium chloratum?

  • inflammation of the oral mucosa
  • diarrhea
  • kidney inflammation
  • inflammation of the gastric mucosa
  • colds

Areas of application in detail


Inflammation of the retina, cornea, choroid or conjunctiva of the eye, which is not very painful and is accompanied by scanty discharge. Also in isolated vitreous hemorrhages with limitations of the field of vision.

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


Inflammation of the mammary glands in men and inflammation of the mammary glands in women, with tenderness and swelling.

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


Painless swelling of the lymph nodes as a result of inflammatory processes in the body.

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

Lung infection

Pneumonia in which a lot of white mucus is coughed up. Breathing is accompanied by creaking noises and pain (pleurisy).

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


Tonsillitis with whitish deposits, also with chronically suppurated tonsils. Swallowing is painful and the throat burns. Relief for croup cough, laryngitis and chronic middle ear inflammation.

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


Bursitis of knees and elbows. Burning or rubbing pain in the kneecap or in the elbow joint, often after overloading or as a consequence of falls, also caused by infection. Painful, warm-hot thickening over the joint.

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

Mucous membranes

Sometimes painful blistering and white-spotted, rounded deposits on the mucous membrane of the cheeks, tongue, inner lip and gums (aphthae), also with fungal infections (thrush). The tongue shows a thick grey-white coating on the back. In women, increased white flow occurs without any other side effects.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of potassium chloratum

D4 to D12 are used, in the mother tincture D2.

Potassium chlorate dosage

Potassium chloratum is given in a potency of 4X, 6X or 12X three times a day with five globules. If the symptoms are acute, the remedy can also be taken every two hours, but only until there is an improvement. If you use the D30 potency, a single dose per day is sufficient.

Higher potencies should not be used in self-medication.

Potassium chlorate effect

Potassium chloratum acts on the mucous membranes, the respiratory tract and the kidneys.

Potassium chlorate in pregnancy

Potassium chloratum is given for colds and inflammation of the frontal and paranasal sinuses during pregnancy, combined with white mucus formation in the nose and throat. It can also be given for tonsillitis and bronchitis. Pregnant women with chronic cystitis also benefit from the effect of the drug. Potassium chloride is one of the less commonly administered homeopathic remedies.

If the symptoms are the same, therapy with the Schuessler salt No. 4 of the same name is more widespread.

Potassium chloratum for the baby

A proven use of potassium chloratum is oral thrush in babies. The oral mucosa is inflamed and reddened with white, detachable plaque.

Potassium chloratum for dogs, horses and cats

Potassium chloratum is often given to animals suffering from inflammation of the mucous membranes. During the disease, the animals quickly become aggressive if you approach them.

Potassium chlorate side effects

No side effects or interactions of potassium chloratum were found in clinical studies. It can be combined with all other homeopathic remedies.

Typical potencies: Potassium chloratum is usually used in the potency D6.

fabric type: Reactive alkali metal with chlorine from plants and minerals.


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