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

What is potassium iodate?

Potassium iodatum is given in homeopathy for people with an increased tendency to catch colds and a weakness of the immune system, for a stubborn cough, chronic and asthmatic bronchitis. It is also used for diseases of the supporting and musculoskeletal system.

The remedy has also proven itself in the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

Leading symptoms

  • Ailments from mental overwork
  • Allergic runny nose with caustic nasal discharge and forehead pain
  • Inflammation of the urethra with thick, yellow-green discharge
  • Regression of the testicles / breasts
  • Rheumatic pains better from exercise and in the fresh air
  • Sciatic pain at night
  • Warm-blooded guy
  • Enlargement of the thyroid

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need potassium iodate?

Potassium iodatum patients are extremely correct and conservative, have a high sense of morality, and are generally rather contradictory in character. In particular towards people close to them, they behave very unyieldingly, are irritable, and can react spitefully and quarrelsomely. They are very skittish, timid, have a bad memory. At the same time, they are ready to joke and like to hear each other talk.

Typical physical signs of a need for potassium iodate are an increased susceptibility to infections, susceptibility to fungal diseases and weak mucous membranes. One tends to runny nose with sharp discharges attacking the walls of the nose. Nasal breathing is severely restricted. One is hoarse, coughs hard, has swollen tonsils and a dry throat. There is an increased tendency to pneumonia when a cold starts harmlessly. There is a nagging, hot frontal headache and blurred vision. The eyelids are inflamed and swollen as in chronic conjunctivitis. The whole face is puffy, the lips are cracked. The patients show swollen joints or joint edema, report cutting pains in the bones with a feeling of frost. One feels as if bruised in the upper musculoskeletal system. Heels and soles of the feet hurt even without strain.

The food has a straw-like taste and is difficult to swallow. The tongue is coated white, has teeth marks on the side, the oral mucosa shows blisters. Chronic flatulence and heartburn set in. One tends to have yellow watery stools, which are scanty with violent cramps in the lower abdomen; the urine is dark in color, also scanty. Hot flashes at night. You wake up with heart palpitations, have nightmares, cry in your sleep. The hair roots are inflamed, one turns gray quickly and loses a lot of hair.

Women suffer from painful menstruation, report a painful twitching of the right ovary with a feeling of swelling. In general, sharp green-yellow discharge as well as increased white discharge is observed, as well as spontaneous flow of milk from one or both breasts. Men secrete greenish mucus from the urethra. The tip of the pe^is is swollen without pain, the testicles are reduced.


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


  • fresh air
  • Movement
  • Warm drinks
  • tightening of the arms and legs


  • At night
  • closed spaces
  • Cold wet
  • muggy
  • Print
  • change of weather
  • Cold food
  • Cold milk

What are typical areas of application for potassium iodate?

  • conjunctivitis
  • hair loss
  • skin rashes
  • hay fever
  • colds
  • rheumatism
  • menopausal symptoms

Areas of application in detail


Swollen eyelids with red eyelid rims, greenish suppuration occurs. Vision is blurred.

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


Can cause shortness of breath and heart pain, occur more frequently after drinking cold milk. Stomach and intestines are rumbling and growling loudly.

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

Hair loss

Visible hair thinning with nodular formation at the transition to the scalp. Formation of “receding hairline”. Premature graying that occurs quickly.

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

Skin changes, general

Especially in winter, itchy, nodular skin pustules appear over a wide area on various parts of the body, which often only heal with scarring.

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

Autumn depression

Stinging cough and runny nose, joint inflammation, rheumatic complaints D12, three times a day

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

Hay fever / allergic rhinitis

Runny nose with aggressive mucus secretion, mostly in the morning. The nose is stuffed with red edges, you can only breathe through the mouth. Extremely nasal speech.

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

Cough/ bronchitis

Dry, spasmodic cough accompanied by white sputum and pain behind the breastbone, radiating backwards between the shoulder blades. You feel suffocated and can hardly breathe. The face is pale, the head feels hot and throbbing, and the cheeks are often red.

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

Headache migraine

Throbbing, boring frontal headache. The head bones feel like they’re being screwed together too tightly. It stings above the left eye. The scalp is extremely sensitive to touch.

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

Menstrual cramps

Painful twitching and cramps on the right side, increased urge to urinate, especially before the onset of the period. The feeling of being squeezed in the lower abdomen. Very dark, profuse bleeding.

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


In children with poor bone development. It pierces my ears. Children often have middle ear infections.

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


Swollen joints, especially knee joints are affected. Lower back hurts incessantly, pain radiating into thighs. Bruised feeling in the upper half of the body. The bones seem to freeze.

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

Menopausal symptoms (climacteric symptoms)

Hot flashes, irritability, moodiness, insomnia with nightmares. Also at the beginning of the intermittent menses.

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

Application information

Dosage form of potassium iodate

The remedy is given as drops, globules or tablets in a potency tailored to the personal symptoms.

Potassium iodate dosage

Dosage and frequency of intake depends on the personal symptoms. If no previous illnesses or hypersensitivities are known, take five globules or drops three times a day or one tablet in the potency 6X or 12X, in the case of chronic complaints 30X once a week.

Potassium iodate during pregnancy

Due to the special hormonal circumstances, pregnant women should not take the drug on their own, but coordinate the therapy with a doctor or homeopath.

Potassium iodate side effects

If you are hypersensitive to iodine or have a known disease of the thyroid or if you are pregnant, you should consult a doctor or homeopath before taking potassium iodate.

Typical potencies: from D6 / D12

fabric type: mineral salt


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