Psychosis, mania, paranoia, autism, or retardation
Skin complaints, such as rosacea
Stroke, epilepsy, or other seizures
Origin : Chemically prepared.
Background : Potassium bromide is used in photography to make gelatin papers and plates, and was used medicinally in the past as a sedative and anti-epileptic.
Preparation : Solid potassium bromide is triturated with lactose sugar.
Remedy Profile : Poor memory, sadness, and loss of mental capabilities are often noted in those for whom Kali. brom. is most appropriate. The remedy has an affinity with the nervous system, and may be prescribed following a stroke, epilepsy, or other seizures. Great physical restlessness, with characteristic traits such as frequent wringing of the hands or fidgeting of the feet, is a typical accompanying symptom, as is numbness in the skin and the mucous membranes, especially those of the throat. At its most extreme, the state of mind associated with this remedy can develop into depressive delusions with a sense of being pursued for imagined wrongdoings. Fear of insanity and feelings of suspicion and rage may occur, developing in extreme cases to psychosis, mania, paranoia, autism, and retardation, which Kali. brom. may treat. It may also ease intense sexual feelings that progress to sexual addiction. In addition to its association with nervous symptoms, Kali. brom. is used for skin symptoms such as acne (especially on the forehead), psoriasis, rosacea, pustules, cysts, eczema on the legs, cold, numb skin, and crops of small boils. The skin tends to be blue and mottled in appearance, and may scar following skin eruptions. The remedy may also be used to treat female reproductive organs that develop ovarian cysts, tumors, or fibroids, and for symptoms triggered during menstrual periods, such as epilepsy. In men, Kali. brom. may be given for excessive sexual appetite or impotence.
Symptoms Better : For being occupied, both mentally and physically.
Symptoms Worse : For sexual excess; for mental overexertion; during puberty or pregnancy.