Ferrum Phosphoricum is a great homeopathic as well as biochemical remedy. It is one of the tissue salts of Schussler. It is a mineral kingdom remedy, commonly known as phosphate of iron. Its formula is Fe3(PO4)2.8H2O.
This remedy is proved by Dr. J. C Morgan in 1876 and also by Dr. W. H Schussler in the biochemical system of medicine. This medicine is well as a great hemorrhagic remedy. Its function is to lend color or pigment to the blood corpuscles and carries oxygen to all parts of the body.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is present in the form of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. Its deficiency causes a decrease in the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood which is anemia resulting in exertional dyspnoea or cyanosis.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is adapted to anemic, nervous people who lack vital heat and are sensitive to open air. It is best suited to those patients having the leucophlegmatic temperament and hemorrhagic diathesis.
It is generally indicated to the pale and anemic subjects, who despite want of blood and exhaustion, are subject to sudden gushes of bleeding. This remedy is indicated to young people with varicose veins.
The seat of action of Ferrum Phosphoricum I on circulation, nervous system, and blood. Due to the action on the blood, it first increases the red blood cell count and also increases the blood pressure.
It is one of the best hemorrhagic medicines in the homeopathic medical system. It is used to treat hemorrhagic conditions when the blood vessels are distended, bleeding from anywhere and everywhere in the body. In hemorrhages, blood is bright red and coagulates very easily.
It is also indicated to treat anemia and is used by many homeopaths in anemic conditions. There is a want for red blood cells in the system. Ferrum Phosphoricum is improving anemic conditions in patients.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is also a very useful remedy to treat general prostration of the body, weakness, trembling, and great emaciation in general. There is weakness and dyspnoea after rapid motion or exertion with sinking and fainting.
This medicine is also helping to cure fresh mechanical injuries, wounds, contusions, sprains, and strains of lifting. It gives relief by removing the congestion.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is the remedy for the first stage of all febrile disturbances before exudation sets in. Fever with pain and heat are leading indications for inflammation where Ferrum Phosphoricum is to be prescribed.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
In such patients, there is a marked aversion to company. They want to be alone and don’t like the company of others at all. They are also very talkative and a kind loquacity can be seen in them.
There is loss of memory or weal memory in such patients. They are unable to concentrate thoughts, memory impaired and forget the names and facts, etc.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is indicated to treat congestive and gouty headaches in children. The throbbing sensation during headache with a rush of blood in the head that gets relieved by cold application.
Patients also complain that their headache becomes worse by slightest noise, jar and also, they can’t touch their head and can’t bear to have their hair touch because the head is sore to touch. Headache is generally produced by the ill effects of solar heat and gets better by cold application.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is also indicated to treat vertigo with loss of balance and unsteadiness. Along with vertigo, there is a rush of blood to the head and a hot, red face with vomiting of food.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is an effective remedy for traumatic conjunctivitis when there is an injury caused in the eye due to foreign objects, resulting in red, watery eyes.
On stooping they can’t see; they feel as if all blood ran into the eye. The congestive headache also affects the eyes, there is a heaviness of eyelids people can’t open their eyes during headaches.
It is also used to treat styes on the lower eyelids which is small, red, painful lump near the edges of the eyelids. Ferrum Phosphoricum is indicated to treat tarsal cyst or chalazion that appears on the inside of the eyelids.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is often used by many homeopaths to treat otitis externa or an infection of an outer ear canal. The patient experiences pain, fullness, and itching in the ear with redness, tenderness, and sometimes loss of hearing also.
There is the discharge of mucus and pus from the ear that makes the patient irritable and often disturbs sleep. it is used to treat swelling and soreness of the mastoid bone that is located behind the ear.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is a great anti-hemorrhagic remedy in homeopathy. It helps to control epistaxis or nose bleeding in young children. Blood is bright red which indicates to be prescribed this medicine.
This medicine is also helping to control, the bleeding and soreness of the nose after operations. Sometimes headache due to the ill effects of sun heats also brings nose bleeding where this medicine is useful.
The patients of Ferrum Phosphoricum are inclined to take cold easily and develop nasal catarrh. This medicine is also indicated in coryza and discharge of bloody mucus from the nose which is also sometimes excoriating and purulent.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is a remedy highly indicated to treat toothache, swollen gums, and bleeding from the mouth and gums. There is oedematous swelling of the mouth due to toothache and gums also become swollen that get better by holding cold water and in the mouth and become worse by warm things.
The mouth is dry with a dark red tongue which becomes swollen and burning. Patients complain of profuse salivation in the morning after waking that tastes insipid, putrid, and sweetish.
Ferrum Phosphoricum has also an action on nerves hence indicated to treat the facial neuralgias in patients. There are episodes of severe, shooting pains that feel like an electric shock. Pain is like pulsating and stitching also due to toothache.
The patients have a Hippocratic face due to some debilitating conditions marked by sunken eyes and temples and a pinched nose. There is also seen a circumscribed redness on the cheeks of the patients during fever. The redness alternates with the paleness of the face and lips and the lips also become dry.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is an effective remedy for treating tonsilitis. There is inflammation of the throat and tonsils. Tonsils become swollen and painful. There is a lump feels in the throat that pains on swallowing.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is also useful in treating sore throat due to overuse of the voice, especially in singers and speakers that get aggravated by empty swallowing. On waking, the throat feels swollen and stiff and there is painful swelling.
This medicine is also useful to control bleeding after the operation of the throat and nose and also relieves soreness.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is used to treat the first stage of all inflammatory affections. There is congestion of the lungs and acute, short, spasmodic cough also accompanied with it.
It is also indicated to treat hemoptysis which is blood in the cough. Cough is so hard and dry that sometimes it brings blood in the sputum with soreness in the chest.
There is tickling and tormenting cough due to irritation in the larynx and trachea that gets worse by talking and on walking and also on lying that aggravates the cough.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is a valuable remedy for treating cardiac issues. There I dull aching pain in the heart region also associated with suffocation and heaviness in the chest.
There is anxiety in the chest and then in the region of the heart. Patients also complain of palpitation of the heart after slight exertion, anxiety, and stress with a full pulse. This medicine has marked action on the circulation and blood vessels and hence is also useful to control high and low blood pressure in patients.
This medicine is indicated in the first stage of gastritis or inflammation of the lining of the stomach with pain, swelling, and tenderness at the pit of the stomach.
Patients are averse to meat and milk and there is a great desire for a stimulant, brandy, and beer. They also have complaints of greasy eructation and dyspepsia or indigestion from the relaxed condition of blood vessels of the stomach. There is a pain in the stomach after taking food and on pressure.
There is vomiting of undigested food and often with bright red blood also hence it is clinically indicated to treat haematemesis. After eating, there is nausea and vomiting of food, and the vomited matters are sometimes very sour. The flatulence sometimes brings back the taste of the food eaten.
The abdomen is distended and there is an enlargement of the spleen and liver. The abdomen becomes hard and painful. There is an accumulation of flatus with much rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is a valuable remedy for the first stage of gastric and enteric fever also in the first stage of cholera and peritonitis. It is indicated to treat constipation with heat in the lower abdomen with prolapse and hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are inflamed or bleeding, bright red blood with a tendency to coagulate, before any induration occurs. If this symptom is seen in the patients, then Ferrum Phosphoricum can be prescribed.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is also an effective remedy for treating dysentery and diarrhea and also cholera infantum. Stool watery, contains mucus and blood and also some undigested food particle, urging but no tenesmus.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is used to treat the incontinence of urine in patients from the weakness of the sphincter. There is frequent desire to urinate, the urgency to micturate with pain in the neck of the bladder, the patient must urinate immediately which ameliorates the pain.
It is indicated in polyuria in diabetic patients and also there is quickened pulse or when there exists pain, tension, throbbing, heat, and congestion in any part of the urinary system. It is used to treat the first stage of cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder with heat, pain, or feverishness.
Any inflammatory pain in the kidney, diurnal enuresis or nocturnal enuresis, and Bright’s diseases with febrile disturbances are treated by Ferrum Phosphoricum.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is a valuable remedy for treating erectile dysfunction in males. Patients complain of troublesome nightly erection and seminal emissions with backache due to overexertion. The erection is feeble or entirely wanting.
It is also indicated in impotence in male sue to general debility. Low sexual desire and inability to achieve an erection are seen in the patients of Ferrum Phosphoricum.
In female patients, there are changes in symptoms. They are predisposed to abortion and they have aversion to coition also the sexual desire in such patients is much diminished. If such symptoms are seen in any female patient, one can give Ferrum Phosphoricum.
Patients complain of sensitivity of vagina, and pain during coition that is why they are averse to coition. There is leucorrhoea before menses which is milky white, thin, and excoriating.
Ferrum Phosphoricum also helps to solve many menstrual problems like irregular menses in teenagers, scanty menses or secondary amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea with fever and red face.
There is a bearing down sensation in the pelvis with dull pain in the ovarian region. This medicine is also indicated to treat prolapse of uterus and uterine hemorrhages.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is indicated in rheumatic pains in the extremities that get worse by motion and better from warmth. It is indicated in articular rheumatism where the pain is especially on the shoulder and extends to the upper part of the chest and attacks one joint after another.
It is used to treat muscular or subacute rheumatism with lameness and stiffness. Hands become swollen and painful. The joints of fingers get inflamed and cause difficulty in writing and holding anything.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is an effective remedy for treating stiffness of the neck and backache due to overuse, working out or lifting too much, and prolonged sitting.
There is also a sensation of soreness or discomfort in the neck when the patient tries to move his head from side to side. This soreness, stiffness, and discomfort of the neck and back can be resolved by Ferrum Phosphoricum.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is used to treat many skins related issues like measles, scarlet fever and smallpox, acne, and erysipelatous inflammation of the skin. There is capillary congestion with the burning of the skin that gets aggravated from severe exercises or in the warm room. It is also indicated in abscesses, boils, and carbuncles, at the commencement of these affections this remedy helps to reduce heat, blood accumulation, pain, and throbbing.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is indicated in all catarrhal and inflammatory fever during the chilly and initiatory stages. It is also indicated in rheumatic, gastric enteric, and typhoid fever during chilly stage, heat, and feverishness at the beginning of any disease.
Ferrum Phosphoricum is useful in intermittent fever with vomiting of food. In case of high-grade fever where the pulse is quick and increased temperature, copious night sweats, and dry heat of palms, throat, and chest, this remedy is effective.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The complaints of Ferrum Phosphoricum especially the pain gets aggravated by motion, excitement, and warmth.
Almost all the conditions of Ferrum Phosphoricum are better by cold application and slow motion.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedy complementary to Ferrum Phosphoricum is Bry; Bell; and Arnica.
These medicines have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is different.
The bad effects of Ferrum Phosphoricum are antidoted by Arsenic; China; Pulsatilla; and Veratrum.
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with Ferrum Phosphoricum and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Ferrum Phosphoricum are matched with the disease individuals.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Ferrum Phosphoricum and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear or until any new symptoms appear.
The mother tincture of Ferrum Phosphoricum is used to treat the first stage of an acute illness with a high rise of body temperature. It also helps to maintain the menstrual cycle in case of irregular menses.
Take 10 drops of tincture in half cup water thrice a day for 15 days and repeat only if new symptoms appear. Although the mother tinctures of Ferrum Phosphoricum are not readily available because many homeopaths are opted to give biochemic salts instead of the tincture.
This lower potency of Ferrum Phosphoricum comes as biochemic tablets and works well in building healthy red blood cells and provides toughness and strength to the walls of the blood vessels. It is a beneficial remedy for hemorrhages and also effective in reducing stiffness and joint pains.
Take two tablets daily twice a day.
- Styes and chalazion
- Nasal catarrh
- Otitis externa and hearing impairment
- Toothache and swollen gums
- Nausea and vomiting
- Gastric complaints
- The affection of liver and spleen
- Mechanical injuries
- Cold and cough
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Irregular menses
- Uterine prolapse
- Impotency in males
- Rheumatic pain in limbs
- Rheumatic Fever
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Ferrum Phosphoricum are seen then it can be antidoted by China and Arsenic.