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

What is potassium sulfuricum?

Potassium sulfuricum is considered a mucous membrane agent. It is used for the homeopathic treatment of inflammation of the larynx, throat and middle ear, eardrum inflammation, inflammation of the paranasal sinuses as well as conjunctivitis (conjunctivitis) and coughs. It is used for white discharge, rheumatic complaints, inflammation of the gastric mucosa and inflammation of the kidneys that occur after scarlet fever.

Leading symptoms

  • Inflammation of the mucous membranes with yellowish-green or dark yellow secretions
  • Regular colds after overheating or exertion
  • Rashes with yellowish discharge and desquamation
  • Wandering rheumatic pains, better by walking about
  • Throbbing headache worse from motion
  • Feeling of coldness in the stomach or abdomen
  • snoring
  • Burning thirst
  • Tongue coated with yellow mucus

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need potassium sulfuricum?

Potassium sulfuricum shows creamy-yellow secretions from the mucous membranes. When coughing, there is a rattling, sticky, damp feeling in the chest. The skin is prone to purulent eczema and ulcers, from which yellow, foul-smelling secretion is secreted. The tongue has a slimy yellow coating.

Rheumatic complaints are described as changeable (“wandering rheumatism”). The patients snore, are depressed and quickly cry, are constantly in a hurry, and sweat profusely even without physical exertion.


Potassium sulfuricum is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities:


  • fresh air
  • Movement
  • Fast


  • warm rooms
  • in the evening
  • Sounds

What are typical areas of application for potassium sulfuricum?

  • a cold
  • bronchitis

Areas of application in detail

Autumn depression

Inflammation of the airways ( cough, runny nose, bronchitis, ear infections), general weakness of the immune system, joint pain D6, three times a day

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

Cough/ bronchitis

When you breathe, it rattles, sticky and damp, in your chest. The cough is accompanied by yellow thick sputum. The pharynx and larynx burn inflamed and secrete purulent secretions.

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

Mucous membranes

Inflammation of the mucous membranes, accompanied by yellow, viscous secretions. The eyes and airways are particularly affected. Women complain of increased cycle-independent discharge (fluoride albus).

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

Application information

Dosage forms of potassium sulfuricum

Potencies between 2X and 30X are used for oral administration, and 6X for injections and infusions.

Potassium sulfuricum dosage

For skin diseases, five globules D6 three times a day or five globules D30 once a day are enough. Coughs, colds and ear infections are treated with three doses of D12. In the case of stubborn secretion, it is advisable to administer the agent up to five times a day.

Headaches are treated with low potencies and the remedy is given when needed. If these symptoms recur due to certain triggers, a dose of D30 should be administered once a day. In the case of acute headaches, three to five globules of D6 dissolved in water are taken every half hour until the symptoms noticeably improve.

Potassium sulfuricum during pregnancy

Potassium sulfuricum is suitable for the treatment of pregnancy headaches and depressive moods. Due to hormonal changes and physical changes, these occur frequently, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.

The remedy can also be given to treat pregnancy acne, dry skin and mucous membranes. It is particularly suitable for pregnant women who suffer from psoriasis or neurodermatitis. Potassium sulfuricum may be used throughout pregnancy.

Side Effects of Potassium Sulfuricum

There are no known side effects of Kali sulfuricum.

Typical potencies: D2 to D30

fabric type: mineral salt


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