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Ferrum Metallicum - Generalities symptoms - Hering

Iron, Ferrum, Ferr.

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HPUS indication of Ferrum Metallicum: Weakness

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

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Tired, aching, as from lying long in one position.


Falls asleep from debility; while sewing, sitting and studying.

Sleep at night with inability to sleep.

Anxious tossing in bed after 12 P.M.

Can lie only on the back, at night.

Child does not sleep because of itching from ascarides.

Dreams vivid; confused; unpleasant.


Nausea and vomiting

Eructations sour; foul; burning, relieving burning in stomach.

Nausea with headache; with nightly diarrhoea; with vertigo.

Vomiting at midnight, or morning after breakfast; as soon as food is taken.

Eating and drinking

Worse from meat; sour fruit.

Solid food seems dry and insipid while masticating.

All food tastes bitter.

A fear eggs, vomiting.

After fat food, bitter eructations.

Wine agrees, if not acid.

After eating, heat in stomach, nausea.

After least food or drink, especially after meat spasmodic pressure at the stomach.

Cold water 20.


Red parts become white.

Hemorrhages; blood light or lumpy; coagulates easily.

Blood-vessels distended, especially those of head, face, feet.


Pseudo-plethora; congestions, etc., yet anaemic; the face is earthy, flushing easily.

Erethic chlorosis, worse during cold weather.

Dropsy after loss of fluids, abuse of Cinchon., intermittent fever; anasarca.

Gland swollen, with rending, tearing pains.

Bones disposed to soften or bend; fractures unite slowly.

Cracking in joints.

Sudden emaciation; muscles lax, limbs cold; weak digestion.

Contact, Injuries, etc.

Touch 19, 32, 46. Pressure 18. Weight of bedclothes 32.


Increased bodily irritability; excitable.

Restlessness, must walk slowly about.

Prostration, lethargic dulness, vertigo.

So weak she must lie down.

Paralysis from loss of fluids.

Temperature and weather

Generally worse in cold, or wet weather; better in warm air.

Cold air 4 ; weather 44. Cold washing 8. Over heating 8. Heat 32. Warmth of bed 26. Inclines to uncover 40.

Chill, Fever and Sweat.

Chilly every evening hectic fever.

Frequent short attacks of chilly shivering.

Chill with hot and red face, thirst.

General coldness in evening, in bed, often lasting all night.

Chilly and want of animal heat.

Thirst with chill.

Dry heat, worse towards evening; face red; inclined to uncover; better moving or speaking, and after meals.

Sweat profuse, long-lasting, as well by day at every motion, as at night and morning, in bed.

Clammy, generally debilitating sweat.

Every other (third) day sweat from morn till noon.

Strong-smelling night-sweat (with cramps of different parts).

Sweat stains yellow, is fetid on going to sleep.

Worse while sweating.

Intermittent fever after abuse of quinine; congestions to head; veins distended; vomiting ingesta; swelling of spleen; anaemia masked by pseudo-plethora.


Periodical attacks of pain.

Menses intermit.

Every other day 40.

Pains increase gradually.


Left 3, 13, 17, 18, 28, 40, 46. Right 5, 6, 18, 31, 32, 33. Right to left 33. Left to right cramp in feet; pain in lungs.

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