The Schuessler salt No. 27 potassium bichromicum (potassium dichromate) is recommended by non-medical practitioners especially for overweight, impaired glucose tolerance, high blood pressure and increased blood lipids. Even top athletes are often advised to take Schuessler Salt No. 27 to prevent a chromium deficiency. Read more here about the use of this Schuessler salt in the potency as Kali bichromicum D12.
Symptoms and diseases of potassium bichromicum deficiency
According to Schuessler’s theory, a potassium bichromicum deficiency leads to various symptoms or diseases. However, Schuessler salts are not a dietary supplement. They only contain the eponymous salt in homeopathic doses and therefore cannot directly compensate for a corresponding salt deficiency.
The aim of taking it is to relieve symptoms that are similar to those that would occur with a deficiency of potassium bichromicum. The Schuessler salt should also work if there is a completely different cause behind the symptoms.
Schuessler salt no. 27 potassium bichromicum should help with:
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- increased blood fat levels
- impaired glucose tolerance
- Mucosal catarrh, mucus secretions
- constant stress
- Discomfort in the female genital area
Application of Kali bichromicum
Schuessler Salt No. 27 Potassium bichromicum is used internally and externally.
In the case of type 2 diabetes mellitus, for example, the body cells no longer react adequately to the blood sugar-lowering hormone insulin – this disrupts the absorption of blood sugar (glucose) in the cells. Potassium bichromicum should intervene to regulate this and is therefore often recommended in combination with other Schuessler salts for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
In addition, Schuessler salt no. 27 potassium bichromicum is said to be of great importance for cholesterol metabolism by regulating cholesterol levels. The “hardening of the arteries” (arteriosclerosis), which is caused by high cholesterol levels, among other things, is therefore another area of application for potassium bichromicum.
Obesity and high blood pressure are also areas of application for potassium dichromate. Chromium is said to regulate the hunger-saturation mechanisms and thereby help to reduce food intake and reduce obesity.
Potassium bichromicum is also said to indirectly promote the iron balance.
Overall, according to Schuessler, potassium bichromicum is used because of its regulating effect on carbohydrate, fat, protein and purine metabolism. As a result, potassium dichromate has a positive effect on the vascular system and the overall structure of the organism.
Internal use of Kali bichromicum
Potassium bichromicum is mainly administered in the twelfth potentization as Potassium bichromicum D12. The number of tablets to be taken per day depends on the degree of discomfort. Long-term treatment with Kali bichromicum is particularly recommended for overweight, impaired glucose tolerance, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Potassium bichromate is often recommended to top athletes to compensate for the increased loss of chromium. The Schuessler salts No. 6 potassium sulfuricum (for sore muscles), No. 7 magnesium phosphoricum (for muscle regeneration) and No. 9 sodium phosphoricum (for muscle acidosis) are recommended as support.
In the case of catarrhs with mucous secretions, non-medical practitioners recommend combining potassium bichromicum with Schuessler salts No. 4 potassium chloratum and No. 8 sodium chloratum.
Women with symptoms in the genital area often receive a combination of potassium bichromicum and the Schuessler salt No. 13 potassium arsenicosum and possibly No. 25 Aurum chloratum natronatum.
In the case of ulcer-like changes in the skin or chronic suppuration, the additional administration of Schuessler Salt No. 12 Calcium sulfuricum can be useful.
External use of Kali bichromicum
There are no recommendations for external use.
According to Schuessler’s idea, compulsive character structures are responsible for a high consumption of Schuessler salts. In the case of potassium dichromate, a psychological and physical overload should play a decisive role: whoever is constantly overwhelmed, but does not want to admit it and downplays the exhaustion, consumes large amounts of Schuessler salt No. 27 – so the theory goes. Therapists then advise a moderate use of one’s own reserves and recommend potassium bichromicum for support.
Signs of deficiency on the face
Naturopaths interpret special facial features as signs of a lack of certain salts. If there is a lack of potassium bichromicum, vertical bulges on the lower outer edge of the upper eyelid are typical signs of a deficiency.
More information about Kali bichromicum
If a hunger for sweets occurs temporarily after taking Kali bichromicum, this is a sign of the onset of the Schuessler salt effect.