Kali bichromicum is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'Kali Bich'.
Kali bichromicum is a popular remedy for use to ease inflammed mucous membranes of the respiratory system, such as in cases of sinusitis.
Other indications for kali bichromicum include:
- infections involving thick green discharges from the nasal passages or mouth
- dry coughs with sticky green / yellow mucus
- headaches with intermittent pain due to catarrh
More about the substance used to prepare kali bichromicum homeopathic remedy:
This homeopathic remedy is derived from the chemical compound potassium dichromate, whose chemical formula is K2Cr2O7. It is also known by many other names including potassium bichromate, bichromate of potash, dichromic acid and dipotassium salt.
Potassium dichromate is a crystalline ionic solid that is bright red-orange in colour. It is usually supplied to chemistry labs in the form of many small crystals that superficially look like a bright orange-red form of salt or sugar granules. However, potassium dichromate should be treated with great care and only ever handled using gloves and following appropriate health and safety advice. That is because it is considered carcinogenic, it is corrosive such that exposure may cause eye damage, and it is one of the most common causes of chromium dermatitis, among other safety concerns.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.