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

What is potassium phosphoricum?

Potassium phosphoricum is used in homeopathy for nervous, mental and physical exhaustion. Patients show emaciation and suffer from extremely weak and tender muscles. You are lethargic, depressed and frustrated or angry and irritable.

Symptoms often present as a result of overwork or stress and surface for seemingly trivial or unrelated reasons; often in the form of a so-called nervous breakdown.

Leading symptoms

  • Physical and nervous exhaustion
  • Night terrors in children, talking in their sleep
  • ringing in ears (buzzing, buzzing)
  • bad breath
  • Extremely dry tongue in the morning
  • Diarrhea after fright while eating
  • poor memory
  • indifference
  • drooping of the eyelids
  • Hay fever with sneezing in the fresh air
  • Headache after mental exertion

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need potassium phosphoricum?

Potassium phosphate shows pronounced weakness, tiredness and exhaustion. He avoids society and often withdraws from family members. This can lead to cruel and perverse actions against people close to them.

Physical signs include cravings, headaches and backaches, and a sad look that is intensified by the often drooping left eyelid. Potassium phosphate cannot keep your feet still and, despite sensitivity to cold, tends to sweat heavily on your head and face. The most noticeable symptom is golden-yellow, foul-smelling secretions.


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


  • slight movement
  • quiet


  • in the morning
  • excitement
  • hairdryer
  • physical and especially mental exertion
  • loud noises

What are typical areas of application for potassium phosphoricum?

  • exhaustion
  • Burnout
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • sleep disorders
  • Diarrhea
  • bedwetting

Areas of application in detail


Persistent nocturnal wetting in nervous and easily excitable children.

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


when tired, especially after mental overwork with a tendency to burnout. Often associated with headaches. A general feeling of weakness and a nervous stomach are typical. Improvement with slight movement.

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


nervous exhaustion and tiredness, especially in sensitive adults and children who are prone to anemia. School children are prone to stress-related headaches.

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

Hair loss

Hair loss that has psychological causes such as worries or after mental overexertion. Even with slow hair growth.

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

Autumn depression

Headache, nervous indigestion D30, once a day

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

Bad breath/taste, worse

unpleasant foul-smelling breath with a yellowish coating on the tongue, often with a bitter taste when waking up. The cause can be the teeth or the stomach.

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

Vagienal discharge

Orange, smelly and regularly recurring discharge.

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

Sleep disorders

because of mental exhaustion or after major physical or mental exertion.

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

Dizziness (vertigo)

Dizziness especially when standing up or when you tilt your head back. Triggers are mental exhaustion and physical weakness.

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


physical and mental exhaustion from overwork and stress with symptoms of burnout such as insomnia, restlessness and irritability.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of potassium phosphoricum

Potassium phosphate is most commonly used in potencies between 6X and 12X.

Potassium phosphoricum dosage

The remedy is given half an hour before meals in the potency D12 with five globules. It is given two to three times a day. Alternatively, potassium phosphoricum is administered every two days in a potency of 30X, again before meals.

Higher potencies are not recommended in lay medicine.

Potassium phosphoricum effect

Potassium phosphoricum acts on the central nervous system, the respiratory tract and the digestive tract.

Potassium phosphoricum during pregnancy

Potassium phosphoricum is indicated during pregnancy for exhaustion and mood swings, for uncontrolled cravings and sleep disorders. You can continue to give the remedy for back pain, muscle weakness and general wasting in connection with pregnancy. However, the administration of potassium phosphoricum in the form of globules is rather rare; More common in naturopathic medicine is pregnancy support with the Schuessler salt of the same name if the symptoms are the same.

Potassium phosphoricum for the baby

Potassium phosphoricum is used when very sensitive babies have sleeping problems. After stimulating days, you wake up at night plagued by nightmares. They wake up screaming and scared and have great difficulty falling asleep again.

Babies who are nervous and jumpy are often treated with potassium phosphoricum. At the slightest noise, they startle.

The medicinal picture also includes middle ear infections with smelly, brownish secretions. Babies’ pain is worst in the morning and when it’s cold.

Potassium phosphoricum for dogs, horses and cats

The homeopathic potassium phosphoricum is used to treat exhausted, apathetic and jumpy animals. The animals are very sensitive to cold and emaciated.

When excited, the animals suffer from nervous nausea and vomiting. Toothache and spongy gums that bleed easily are part of the spectrum of activity of potassium phosphoricum. The animals have a foul-smelling halitosis, the tongue has a yellow coating and there are difficulties in eating and drinking. Potassium phosphoricum is more suitable for younger than for older animals.

Potassium phosphoricum side effects

Nothing is known about side effects. If there is no improvement in the symptoms, the remedy should be discontinued and a homeopathic alternative identified with therapeutic help. High potencies of potassium phosphoricum should only be administered under expert guidance, especially in pregnant women and when breastfeeding.

Expertise for homeopaths

Supplemental Funds

  • causticum
  • Magnesium phosphoricum

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  • zincum metallicum

Typical potencies: Potassium phosphoricum is often used in the potencies 6X and 12X.

fabric type: mineral salt


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