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Know Your Remedies: Kalium Phosphoricum (Kali-p.)

Know Your Remedies: Kalium Phosphoricum (Kali-p.) 2

Common Names: Potassium phosphate; Kali-phos.

General Information

Kali Phosphoricum (Kali-p.) is a remedy for mental and physical exhaustion with heightened sensitivity. Weakness, fatigue and irritability are hallmark symptoms.

The person may want to be alone but the smallest excitement or irritation may result in anger, outbursts, or even cruel behaviour toward family members.

Golden or orange-yellow discharges occur with illnesses: the tongue may be coated yellow, and expectoration, urine, stool, vaginal discharges turn yellow. Discharges are offensive and putrid.

The person usually feels chilly and symptoms are worsened by cold but improved by gentle motion and warmth.


  • Tendency to conservatism; ‘black and white’, ‘right or wrong’ thinking; proper and moral behaviour.
  • Mental and emotional (and physical) fatigue from overwork, worry, irritation, or excitement. Feel as if can’t cope.
  • Nervousness; shyness with blushing; starting at noise; aversion to meeting people – want to be alone. Sometimes may present as extroverted and over-excited.
  • Loss of self-control with exhaustion – may become irritable, passionate, harsh or cruel toward partner or children.


  • Facial and head sweat when excited or after eating.
  • Headache caused or worsened by mental exertion.


  • Arthritic pains improved by movement.


  • Underarm sweat smells like onion.
  • Facial and head sweat when excited or after eating.

 Where do I find it?

Kalium Phosphoricum (Kali-p.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid, and as part of the following Complexes (combination remedies): Convalescence; Fatigue (Mental); Receding Gums.


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment, also contact your healthcare provider during emergency situations or if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours (1 hour for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance. Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment to manage the changes in potencies and remedies that will be required.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use