The homeopathic remedy Kalium bichromicum (Kali bich.) is prepared chemically using the caustic chemical potassium dichromate and is generally used to treat complaints of the mucus membranes in different parts of our body.
Kali bichromium is a bright orange, caustic, corrosive compound used in the manufacture of dye, photography, and batteries. It is also used as a homeopathic remedy. In homeopathy, potassium bichromate is diluted to the point where it no longer retains any poisonous or caustic qualities. Homeopaths usually abbreviate kali bichromium as Kali bich. or as Kali bi.
While the homeopathic remedy kali bich. is effective in treating a number of health complaints, it is generally prescribed to cure problems related to the mucus membranes, particularly those in the throat, nose, stomach, vagina and urethra. In effect, it is a vital medication which is used to treat health conditions associated with extreme mucus, colds that develop into sinus blockages accompanied by pressure as well as nasal fullness and ear glue (accumulation of fluid in the middle ear). In such cases, the patients experience a feeling of fullness in the ear too. Kali bich. is also useful in healing earaches, particularly on the left side accompanied by a dense, yellowish and stinking emission.
In homeopathy, Kalium bichromicum is also given to patients suffering from joint problems accompanied by rheumatic pain that occurs and disappears abruptly and often moving around the affect area very fast. This health condition is worsened when there is a sudden change in weather conditions or owing to hot weather. People suffering from digestive problems, including vomiting and nausea, may also benefit by turning to kali bich.
When taken in the recommended dilute form, no side effects have been reported. However, concentrated quantities of this compound are corrosive.
No interactions are known. Please consult your pharmacist.
Source: Herbs2000, http://www.herbs2000.com/homeopathy/kali.htm