Potassium bromatum

German term

Potassium bromite


The active principle of the Schüssler salts or potassium bromatum is to compensate for the deficiency of certain substances caused by certain factors such as behavior or character traits.
In contrast to the homeopathic active principle of treating “like with like”, the missing salt should be added to relieve the symptoms. Due to the very low dose used, due to multiple dilution, there is no need to worry about undesirable side effects.

Use of potassium bromatum for the following complaints

  • epilepsy
  • insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • depressions
  • Paranoia
  • General tendency to cramp
  • Unsteadiness when walking
  • Signs of paralysis
  • Convulsive cough
  • asthmatic cough with a feeling of suffocation
  • hiccup
  • a lot of salivation
  • putrid taste in the mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • impotence
  • acne
  • boil
  • Eczema
  • Increased reflexes
  • central states of excitement, anxiety and confusion
  • Manic-depressive states
  • Improvement through exercise and activity.
  • Exacerbated by heat.

Kalium bromatum for acne

Another common area of ​​application of Kalium Bromatum is inflammatory skin diseases. These are among the characteristics of the so-called face analysis of this salt, so people with a deficiency of potassium bromatum stand out due to such characteristics. In addition to psoriasis and abscesses, this also includes acne or - to put it more generally - purulent skin impurities. Kalium Bromatum can help especially with skin problems that worsen with stress or poor sleep.

Affected people can also try a potassium bromatum ointment to treat acne. With this, the affected areas can then be very thinly applied two to three times a day. Internal use of Schüssler Salt No. 14 can also be tried out for relief. However, using an ointment for skin problems makes more sense here, as the ingredients are immediately applied to the appropriate place.

A potassium bromatum ointment can also be used as a supplement to the acne therapy recommended by the doctor. It should be noted, however, that no medication prescribed by the doctor may be replaced by an alternative medical agent without authorization.

How can acne be treated? For detailed information, see: Homeopathy for acne

The active principle of the potassium bromatum

Kalium Bromatum mainly affects the nervous system and the psyche. A number of bromine-containing drugs were used in the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. Areas of application at that time were the treatment of mentally agitated states (i.e. to calm down) as well as seizures, such as in epilepsy. It is currently only rarely used for the treatment of epilepsy, since more effective agents with fewer side effects are now available for the remaining areas of application.

As a Schüssler salt, potassium bromatum ensures a more balanced state of mind. In the case of restlessness and mental overexcitation, it ensures a relaxing calm.
On the other hand, it has a mood-enhancing and psychologically stimulating effect when you feel like you are losing your grip or control over your own life. Kalium Bromatum can help those who are exhausted and emotionally exhausted, but cannot or do not want to rest.

Active organs of potassium bromatum

  • Central nervesystem
  • Skin and mucous membranes
  • Genital organs

Usual dosage


  • Tablets (drops) Kalium bromatum D2, D3, D4, D6, D12
  • Globules Kalium bromatum D4, D6, D12

Use of potassium bromatum in children

Aside from its use in adults, Kalium Bromatum is widely used in adolescents. Here the salt can help to cope with the hormonal mood swings as well as the physical and mental changes. The administration of Kalium Bromatum can also help with the skin problems that often occur during puberty.

In younger children and infants, Kalium Bromatum is used to relieve anxiety and the resulting sleep disorders. Especially babies who scream or whine a lot, cannot find peace and yet appear exhausted, the administration of Kalium Bromatum can help to achieve more balance.
Especially with younger children, however, the dosage and the method of intake should be discussed with a qualified person.

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