“To understand this remedy, we must refer to the role of potassium, an essential element in our intracellular life. Our cells contain high levels of potassium, while the extracellular medium contains high levels of sodium. The sodium-potassium pump in the cellular membranes works constantly to concentrate potassium within the cells and to expel sodium, a process indispensable for maintaining life. For this to occur, a great amount of fuel in the form of sugar (glucose) is necessary. At birth, after the umbilical cord is cut, glucose is no longer brought into the body through the blood. The sodium-potassium pump does not function as well as usual. The level of potassium falls within the cells, followed by anxiety that the cells may die. The newborn cries. The mother feeds the child at the breast or with a bottle, and everything is back in order. But Kali carbonicum infants resent others for the fact that they are suddenly so dependent. Their resulting ambivalence toward the relationship leads them to reject the company of others once their appetite is satisfied.”
Dr Didier Grangeorge, ‘The Spirit of Homeopathic Medicines’
Kalmia is important homeopathic remedy, used in heart disease which alternates with rheumatism or has developed out from rheumatism. The plant from which the remedy was prepared is a representative of the Ericaceae family, together with Ledum palustre and Rhododendrom chrysanthum.
The one very characteristic peculiarity of Kalmia is the wandering shifting complaints. The symptoms of the disease are constantly moving from one place to another, from one system to another; and the mind is corresponding with inability for concentration, irritability and wandering thoughts.
“Here is another active, hardworking type, who will fall apart when it is time to retire, since his work is his life. This produces a sudden break in the balance, and nothing seems enjoyable anymore, everything seems too burdensome.”
Dr. Didier Grandgeorge, The Spirit of Homeopathic Medicines
This article is focused on cardiac and respiratory failure symptoms of Laurocerasus.
“Crataegus is the nearest approach to a positive heart tonic that I know of. It has produced some heart symptoms and has, doubtless, a homeopathic relation, but it is not a heart-poison like Digitalis and has no cumulative action.”
Dr. John H. Clarke, Dictionary of Homeopathic Materia Medica
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