Causticum is a well-known homeopathic remedy that is also known as 'Potassium hydrate'.
The homeopathic remedy causticum is used in cases of various conditions, sometimes as a homeopathic "First Aid" remedy.
Examples of conditions for which causticum might be appropriate include the following as well as other complaints:
- stress-related incontinence
- cramp in toes and feet
- painful joints eased by warmth
- poor concentration
- tearfulness about trivial issues
The homeopathic remedy causticum is especially appropriate for people who are also feeling sensitive to changes in the weather (especially chilly and dry weather), who are very tired, who lack appetite (especially while pregnancy), and those whose symptoms seem to be worse later in the day, e.g. during the evenings compared with the mornings.
More about the substance used to prepare causticum homeopathic remedy:
Potassium hydroxide is a chemical compound whose chemical formula is KOH. Although this is the main chemical from which the homeopathic remedy causticum is prepared, the method of preparing this remedy involves blending slaked lime and sulphate of potash.
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.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
More about Homeopathy:
- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
For further information see also our pages of books about homeopathy.