Important: Kalium chloratum is the salt for the second stage of inflammation.

Recommended Potency: D6


The Schuessler Salt No. 4, Kalium chloratum, also known as potassium chloride, is believed according to the teachings of Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler to be the fuel for the glands, an important substance for detoxification, and also involved in the formation of fibrous tissues.

Kalium chloratum is recommended as the remedy of choice in the second stage of illness. In the first stage, Schuessler Salt No. 3, Ferrum phosphoricum, is administered. By taking the salt based on Kalium chloratum, it is intended to prevent the disease from becoming established in the body.

Kalium chloratum is present in all body cells. When mineral reserves are depleted, the body resorts to long-term stores of Kalium chloratum. These are primarily believed to be the bronchi, followed by the mucous membranes and glands.

Kalium chloratum No. 4 builds up the fibrous substance in the body and binds it. The collagenous connective tissue primarily consists of molecules with a fibrous structure. Kalium chloratum No. 4 is also involved in the formation of muscle and nerve fibers.

In the bronchi, the fibrous substance is bound to bronchial mucus with the help of Kalium chloratum No. 4. When Kalium chloratum is depleted, this fibrous substance loses its grip and is expelled as whitish mucus, resulting in a phlegmy cough.

Kalium chloratum No. 4 keeps the blood fibrous substance in solution. In the blood, Kalium chloratum binds to fibrinogen, the blood fibrous substance, which is crucial for blood clotting. However, a deficiency of Kalium chloratum leads to an increased release of fibrous substance, thereby reducing the blood’s flow capacity, or viscosity, resulting in thickened blood.

Kalium chloratum No. 4 is used for soft swellings that may occur after acute inflammations, such as soft swelling of a joint. This mineral is the remedy for the second stage of a disease when it begins to settle in the body, even before it becomes chronic. If an organism cannot adequately defend itself against a disease, there is always a risk that the disease will become established in the body, and soft swellings are often an indication of the beginning of this stage.

Kalium chloratum No. 4 is the glandular remedy. In the bronchi, it stimulates the mucous glands, while the glands of the digestive tract secrete various digestive enzymes (parietal cells in the stomach, pancreas). A high consumption of Kalium chloratum No. 4 in the digestive system can result in a white coating on the tongue. Nursing mares require Kalium chloratum No. 4 as a glandular remedy, together with No. 8 to stimulate milk secretion.

Immune system and vaccinations

Kalium chloratum No. 4 is a detoxifying agent for chemical toxins; it can bind to them. It also assists the body in building up immune defenses after vaccinations. Given together with Calcium phosphoricum No. 2, this combination can be administered preventively or after vaccination. Since low-grade fever often occurs after vaccinations (as the body reacts to the vaccine), Calcium phosphoricum No. 2 and Kalium chloratum No. 4 are combined with Ferrum phosphoricum No. 3. Ferrum phosphoricum No. 3 activates the immune system. Additionally, since vaccinations often contain an aluminum compound, Kalium aluminium sulfuricum No. 20 is added to this combination.

Potassium chloride for glands, mucous membranes, and blood

According to Schuessler’s theory, Kalium chloratum binds fibrous substances in the body, thickening their surrounding environment. Glands, mucous membranes, and blood are thus believed to remain functional and healthy. Schuessler Salt No. 4, Kalium chloratum is therefore said to help against mucus formation and thickened blood.

Positive effects of Schuessler Salt No. 4 Kalium chloratum are also attributed to swelling or skin problems such as spider veins. Additionally, Kalium chloratum is believed to have the ability to bind chemical toxins, thus aiding in detoxifying the body.

According to Schuessler’s theory, specific stresses on the glands (such as alcohol, dairy products, or electromagnetic radiation) deplete Kalium chloratum from the entire body. This is believed to result in the expulsion of many fibrous substances as waste, noticeable, for example, in mucous coughs.

The Mode of Action

The functioning of Kalium Chloratum No. 4 is based on its mineral content, the deficiency signs of which only become apparent after prolonged stress. Since a lot of substance is naturally lost during this process, the effects may not be immediately noticeable even with consistent intake. Initially, the many “inner” needs are satisfied, and only gradually do the externally visible deficiency signs disappear. Kalium Chloratum No. 4 is thus a mineral with a slow start-up speed, and it usually takes a long time for a deficiency situation to normalise.

However, for some issues such as mucus coughs or soft swellings (e.g., lymph node swelling), relatively rapid healing is also possible. The molecular structure of the fiber substances is destroyed by strong electromagnetic fields, leading to a significant Kalium chloride deficiency. Excessive intake of protein-rich food also leads to a deficiency of this mineral. Digesting protein requires the work of many glands, which can result in a corresponding lack of fuel.

Signs of Deficiency and Functional Disorders

According to Dr. Schuessler, when there is a lack of Kalium chloratum, fibrous substances in their surrounding environment deteriorate. In the case of the bronchi, this results in mucus formation in the lungs and hence a mucous cough.

Within tissues, a deficiency of Kalium chloratum can lead to swelling. If blood vessels are affected, the blood is believed to thicken, resulting in spider veins or skin redness. For example, if skin glands lack Kalium chloratum, skin grit or pimples may appear.

The applications of Kalium chloratum are therefore as follows:

  • All inflammations with fever, as well as inflammations of the joints, intestinal mucosa, bursae, tendons, and conjunctiva
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns of the 1st and 2nd degree to support medical treatment
  • Colds
  • Gastritis
  • Hair loss (after taking medication)
  • Hearing impairment
  • Immune deficiency, allergies
  • Inflammations (such as of the gastrointestinal mucosa, conjunctiva, bursae, joints)
  • Injuries (as a second remedy after Ferrum Phosphoricum)
  • Mucous cough, thick saliva, white tongue coating
  • Skin rashes with a flour-like coating
  • Soft swellings, connective tissue problems
  • Spider veins, rosacea, skin grit
  • Swollen glands
  • Tendency toward overweight
  • Thickening of the blood
  • White phlegm
  • Wounds and shingles to support medical treatment

Schuessler Salt Deficiency and Psychological Causes

Kalium chloratum seems to also have an effect on the psyche. According to Dr. Schuessler, various compulsive structures are the causes of mineral deficiencies. A deficiency in Kalium chloratum may stem from intensely experienced and lived emotions – either one’s own emotions or those of others.

Kalium chloratum personalities are very attached to their homeland and caring. It is their desire to help others; therefore, their own interests often take a back seat. With increasing life experience, the Kalium chloratum person succeeds in focusing more and more on their own needs and using their skills meaningfully for that purpose.

Those who cling too much to such emotions and find it emotionally challenging to distance themselves from another person’s situation tend to have an increased consumption of Kalium chloratum. The same applies when someone suppresses feelings due to societal or moral standards.

To maintain potassium chloride levels at a normal level, it seems important to explore, acknowledge, and express one’s own emotional world. At the same time, it’s important to separate oneself from the feelings and unwritten expectations of others. This helps to manage the supply of Kalium chloratum.

However, it’s important not to automatically attribute problematic character traits to certain signs of deficiency.

It’s also incorrect to believe that taking a mineral salt simply “cures” a compulsive character. Rather, the administration of the salt for which there is a possible deficiency should help individuals in their work on their compulsions and problems by resolving internal blockages and restoring biochemical balance.

Signs of deficiency that show in the face

Experienced therapists can already recognize potential deficiencies in Schuessler Salt No. 4 based on certain signs in the face:

  • Milky-reddish or milky-bluish complexion
  • Milky discoloration around the eyes
  • Skin grit
  • Reddish cheeks (couperose)

Application of Kalium chloratum

Kalium chloratum is applied internally in the form of tablets and/or externally as an ointment, depending on the symptoms.

Internal Application of Kalium chloratum

Kalium chloratum D6 is typically recommended. The therapist determines the daily intake of tablets based on the facial diagnosis. According to the Chinese organ clock, the best effect seems to occur when taking potassium chloride D6 in the afternoon.

External Application of Kalium chloratum

Applied thinly three times a day, Kalium chloratum ointment supports the improvement of inflammation in the joints, for example. It is also said to be helpful for various skin conditions.

This Schuessler ointment also appears to help with warts and facial redness. Compresses, wraps, and inhalations are other application options.

Kalium chloratum is also a common component of cough ointments for the supportive treatment of coughs.

Further Important Information about Potassium Chloride

Kalium chloratum D6 is helpful whenever Schuessler Salt No. 3, Ferrum Phosphoricum, no longer provides sufficient support (such as in cases of joint inflammations or skin burns).

Whitish deposits on the mucous membranes, for example during infectious diseases, dissolve after the application of Kalium chloratum.

If symptoms intensify after taking Kalium chloratum, this indicates a rapid response to the mineral substance.

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