Ferrum Metallicum

Iron, Ferrum
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HPUS indication of Ferrum Metallicum: Weakness
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Ferrum Metallicum may help, unprocessed Ferrum Met may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ferrum Met in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Ferrum Metallicum


Best adapted to young weakly persons, anaemic and chlorotic, with pseudo-plethora, who flush easily; cold extremities; Over-sensitiveness; worse after any active effort. Weakness from mere speaking or walking though LOOKING strong. PALLOR of skin, mucous membranes, face, alternating with flushes. Orgasms of blood to face, chest, head, lungs, etc. Irregular distribution of blood. Pseudo-plethora. Muscles flabby and relaxed.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Ferrum Metallicum


BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Ferrum Metallicum


Compare: Rumex Acetosa Rumex (similar in respiratory and digestive sphere and contains organic Ferrum Metallicum.) Ferrum Aceticum Ferrum Aceticum (alkaline urine in acute diseases. Pain in right deltoid. Epistaxis; especially adapted to thin, pale, weak children who grow rapidly and are easily exhausted; Varices of the feet; copious expectoration of greenish pus; asthma; worse, sitting still and lying; phthisis, constant cough, vomiting of food after eating, hemoptysis). Ferrum Metallicum Arsenicum (enlarged liver and spleen, with fever; undigested stool; albuminuria.) Simple and pernicious anaemia and chlorosis. Skin dry. Eczema, psoriasis, impetigo. Use 3x trituration.) Ferrum Bromatum N/A (sticky, excoriating leucorrhoea; uterus heavy and prolapsed, scalp feels numb). Ferrum Cyanatum N/A (neuroses with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character; Epilepsy; cardialgia, with nausea, flatulence, constipation, alternating with diarrhoea; chorea). Ferrum Magneticum Ferrum Magneticum (small warts on hands). Ferrum Muriaticum Ferrum Muriaticum ( Arrested menstruation; tendency to seminal emissions or copious urination at puberty; very dark, watery stools; diphtheria; phlegmonous erysipelas; pyelitis; hemoptysis of dark, clotty blood; dyspareunia; pain in Right shoulder, right elbow, and marked tendency to cramps and round red spots on cheeks; bright crystals in urine. Anaemia, 3x after meals. Tincture 1-5 drops 3 times daily for chronic interstitial nephritis.) Ferrum Sulphuricum Ferrum Sulphuricum ( Watery and painless stools; menorrhagia, pressing, throbbing between periods with rush of blood to head. Basedow’s disease. Erethism ( Pain in gall-bladder; toothache; acidity; eructation of food in mouthfuls); Ferrum Metallicum Pernitricum (cough, with florid complexion); Ferrum Tartaricum N/A (cardialgia; heat at cardiac orifice of stomach). Ferrum Metallicum Protoxalatum (Anaemia). Use 1x trit.


Compare also: Graphites Graph.; Manganum Aceticum Mangan.; Cuprum Metallicum Cupr.


Complementary: CHIN.; Alumina Alum.; HAMbetter


Antidotes: Arsenicum Album Ars.; Hep Sulph Calc Hep.

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  MIND - Ferrum Metallicum



Slight noises unbearable

Excited from slightest opposition

Sanguine temperament.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Restlessness, nervousness

forcing out of bed

tossing about in bed

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Ferrum Metallicum


Vertigo on seeing flowing water

With nausea

On rising

from bed

from a seat

from stooping

With obscuring of vision

While walking; when walking down

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  HEAD - Ferrum Metallicum

Ringing in ears before menses

Brain; insufficient oxygen to brain

Congestion (see pulsation)

from suppressed period


Stinging headache

Hammering, pulsating, congestive headache; pain extends to teeth, with cold extremities

Pain in Back of head, with roaring in neck

Pain, headache; constant

constant; two or three days

hammering pain

must lie down

from certain movements; on moving head

recurring headache; every fourteen days; lasting two or three days



in forehead; hammering in forehead

in forehead; pulsating


Scalp painful

Must take down the hair.

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  EYES - Ferrum Metallicum


Watery, dull red; photophobia; letters run together.

Protrusion; protruding eye balls


Dim; during vertigo, dizziness

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  EARS - Ferrum Metallicum


Noises in ear; ringing; during period

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  FACE - Ferrum Metallicum


Fiery-red and Flushed from least pain, emotion, or exertion

red parts become white, bloodless and puffy.

Heat; during chill

Lips; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)

discoloration; earthy

discoloration; pale

flushes easily

discoloration; red

alternating with paleness

during chill

within definite boundaries


after exertion

without fever

when in pain

discoloration; sickly colour

discoloration; yellow


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  NOSE - Ferrum Metallicum


Mucous membranes relaxed, boggy, anaemic, pale.

Nose bleed; alternating with spitting of blood


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  MOUTH - Ferrum Metallicum

Gums and teeth

Pain in teeth; relieved by icy-cold water

Discoloration; gums; pale


Earthy, paste taste, like rotten eggs.

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  CHEST - Ferrum Metallicum


Heart; Palpitation; worse, movement

Sense of oppression

Anaemic murmur

Pulse full, but soft and yielding; also, small and weak

heart suddenly bleeds into the blood vessels, and as suddenly draws a reflux, leaving pallor of surface.

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)


Oppressed feeling


Chest Oppressed; breathing difficult

Surging of blood to chest


Cough dry, spasmodic

Hemoptysis ( Millefol.) With the cough pain in occiput.

Difficult (dyspnea)


walking; walking about slowly

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  COUGH - Ferrum Metallicum


Morning; after rising


Intermittent; after eating


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  EXPECTORATION - Ferrum Metallicum


Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

streaked with blood

Mucous; bloody

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  SKIN - Ferrum Metallicum


Pale; flushes rapidly; pits on pressure.

Discoloration; pale

yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

Abnormal growths; warts; waxy

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  BACK AND NECK - Ferrum Metallicum


Pain; when beginning to move

walking slowly

lumbar (lower half of back); while walking; walking slowly

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  ABDOMEN - Ferrum Metallicum


Stomach; Voracious appetite, or absolute loss of appetite

Loathing of sour things

Attempts to eat bring on diarrhoea

intolerance of eggs

Distention and pressure in the stomach after eating

Heat and burning in stomach

Soreness of abdominal walls

Flatulent dyspepsia.

Pain; lower part of abdomen; on movement

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

urination; involuntary, incontinence; while walking

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); alternating with loss of appetite

burping, belching; after eating

fullness; after eating

ery little



Spits up food by the mouthful ( Phosphorus Phos.) Eructations of food after eating, without nausea

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks; during headache

burping, belching; food (regurgitation)

after eating

burping, belching; tasting like food

vomiting; food; night; midnight

vomiting; food; before chill


Nausea and vomiting after eating

Vomiting immediately after eating

vomiting after midnight

Stomach; vomiting; night

vomiting; night; after midnight

vomiting; while eating, sudden vomit attack

vomiting; after eating; egg

vomiting; blood

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Ferrum Metallicum


Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water

while teething

while eating



Flatulence; during stool


Undigested, at night, while eating or drinking, painless

Ineffectual urging; stool hard, followed by backache or cramping pain in rectum; prolapsus recti; itching of anus, especially young children.

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)


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  GENITALS ETC - Ferrum Metallicum


Involuntary; worse daytime

Tickling in urethra extending to bladder.


Sensitive vagina

Prolapse of vagina.

Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin


Discharge of long pieces from uterus


Women who are weak, delicate, chlorotic, yet have a fiery-red face

Tendency to abortion

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)


Menses remit a day or two, and then return

Menses too early, too profuse, last too long; pale, watery

Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

period; copious

period; frequent

period; pale

period; protracted

period; thin

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Ferrum Metallicum

Extremities, limbs

Rheumatism of the shoulder

Dropsy after loss of vital fluids

Lumbago; better, slow walking

Pain in hip-joint, tibia, soles, and heel.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

lower limbs; foot

Movements and positions; irresistible desire to bend arm

lameness; upper limbs; right

Pain; on beginning to move

upper limbs; raising arm

upper limbs; rheumatic



putting the arm behind


upper arm; rheumatic

upper arm; deltoid region (by top muscle of arm)

lower limbs; night; before midnight

lower limbs; movement

lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); movement

lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); walking

lower limbs; walking

thigh; movement

stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder

tearing; shoulder

cannot raise arm


lower limbs; leg

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg; during pregnancy


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  FEVER AND CHILL - Ferrum Metallicum

Fever and chill

General coldness of extremities; head and face hot

Chill at 4 a.m

Heat in palms and soles

Profuse, debilitating sweat.

Morning; 3 a.m., on waking


violent chill with thirst and red face


In bed

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

Shaking, shivering, rigors


At certain time of day or night; from 3 a.m.

Violent chill; with red face and thirst

Intermittent, chronic


Desire to uncover

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS - Ferrum Metallicum

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

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  GENERALITIES - Ferrum Metallicum


Lethargic, tired




Morning; in bed

during sleep

Late morning

Night; after midnight

During anxiety

In bed



During slight exertion (see walking)


While lying

On movement



in bed




after haemorrhage

as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Change of position

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

excited, rapid blood flow

veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

varicose veins; during pregnancy

Eating and food; cold drinks


Emaciated (extremely thin)


Lying down; inclination to lie down

lying down

lying in bed

Movement; at beginning of movement

of affected part

continued movement


Pain; pressing; externally

sudden, sharp; downward



Swelling; puffy

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

Walking; beginning of walk

walking slowly

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

from perspiration


Weariness (see weakness)