Naturopaths use Schuessler salt no. 15, potassium iodate (potassium iodide) to influence blood composition or to lower high blood pressure. Potassium iodate is also considered a suitable remedy for the treatment of thyroid disorders.
Symptoms and diseases of potassium iodate deficiency
Schuessler salts are not a dietary supplement. Schuessler Salt No. 15 contains the eponymous salt potassium iodate only in homeopathic doses and therefore cannot directly compensate for a corresponding salt deficiency.
The goal of ingestion is to alleviate symptoms that are similar to those that would occur with a corresponding salt deficiency. The Schuessler salt should also work if there is a completely different cause behind the symptoms.
According to Schuessler’s teachings, Schuessler Salt No. 15 potassium iodate should improve blood distribution, it regulates iodine uptake and has a dampening effect on high-speed metabolic processes. For example, it should not only normalize the thyroid function, but also lower high blood pressure. Via the pancreas and stomach, potassium iodide appears to be able to stimulate appetite and digestion. In addition, it is said to have a positive effect on tendons, ligaments, periosteum and connective tissue.
In summary, potassium iodatum plays an important role in the following four functional groups: in the glandular system, in the skin and mucous membranes, in bones and joints, and in the blood distribution system.
The following complaints and diseases should be brought back into balance with potassium iodate:
- Overactive and underactive thyroid associated with tremors, sweating, diarrhea, increased heart rate, hair loss, exhaustion, palpitations, dizziness, depression, tearfulness, overwhelm
- increased blood fat levels, increased blood pressure, arteriosclerosis
- Neck pain, back pain, knee joint problems, sciatica, rheumatic diseases, gout, knee joint arthrosis
- Hair loss, papules, pustules, ulcers
- Flatulence, gastrointestinal ulcers
- allergic asthma, hay fever, bronchial catarrh
- Excitability, tachycardia, dizziness, sweating, inner restlessness, “wailing and complaining”, depression
- pain and inflammation
Worsening of these symptoms is observed in the cold and damp, at rest, as well as at night. Improvement should be seen with cool air and exercise.
Serious, ongoing complaints and in particular diseases of the thyroid gland, high blood pressure and asthma should never be treated exclusively with Schuessler salts. In these cases, a medical examination is always necessary!
Application of potassium iodate
Potassium iodate is usually used as a D6 potency, but also as a D12 potency. As a supplementary salt, Schuessler Salt No. 15 can be combined well with calcium fluoratum, potassium chloratum, potassium sulfuricum, sodium sulfuricum and silica.
Internal use of potassium iodate
Depending on the extent of the symptoms, it may be necessary to take one to three tablets of potassium iodate in the potentization D6 or D12 daily. A morning or mid-morning intake is recommended. The tablets are designed to dissolve slowly in the mouth to ensure optimal absorption of potassium iodate. When it comes to supplementary salts, experts advise against dissolving several tablets in hot water (as with the “Hot Seven”, Magnesium phosphoricum, Schuessler Salt No. 7).
External use of potassium iodate
There are no recommendations for external use of potassium iodate.
Storage locations for potassium iodate
According to the Schuessler theory, Schuessler salt No. 15 – called potassium iodate or potassium iodide – is the fuel for the thyroid gland. For this reason, the compound of potassium and iodine is mainly found there. Potassium iodide is also found in the testicles, prostate, kidneys and adrenal glands, lymph glands, in the uterus, in the metabolic organs of the liver and spleen, as well as in the stomach, pancreas, lungs and brain. Potassium iodate stores are found in almost all cells in the human body. The main reserve sites are the thyroid, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, skin, hair and nails. If these potassium iodide reserves are attacked, according to the teachings of Dr. Schuessler a lack of salt, which can manifest itself through various symptoms.
Typical causes of potassium iodate deficiency
The theory behind this alternative healing method is that obsessive character structures can result in mineral deficiencies. However, it is problematic to draw conclusions about certain character traits based on a salt deficit.
Typical signs of a mineral salt deficiency can, however, possibly help an experienced therapist to recognize stressful character problems. Likewise, the administration of a salt cannot simply dissolve compulsive character structures. According to the theory, however, the affected person should be supported in working on these problems by taking a Schuessler salt in a targeted manner, by removing internal blockages and restoring a biochemical balance.
In connection with potassium iodatum, according to Schuessler’s practice, it is assumed that people who put themselves under pressure, who try to do justice to everything and everyone and who have high moral standards, consume this salt excessively.
On an emotional level, this is expressed through depression, weariness with life and in the form of tears. Irritability, spite and inner restlessness can also indicate that the body has too little potassium iodide available. It can help those affected to lower their own expectations in order to prevent a deficiency. The intake of potassium iodate should support the work on these character structures.
Signs of deficiency on the face
According to the Schuessler-Salt theory, insufficient amounts of potassium iodate can also appear on the face:
- Swelling and pressure in the neck area
- a red tip of the nose
- sunken, ringed eyes
Other important information about potassium iodate
The experiences of naturopaths show that the symptoms can worsen at the beginning of potassium iodate intake. Increased restlessness, sweating, tachycardia or a feeling of pressure in the throat are reported as initial reactions to potassium iodide. Naturopaths evaluate these symptoms as a sign that the thyroid function is beginning to normalize. The dosage of potassium iodate should therefore be increased slowly.