FERRUM PHOSPHORICUM 3x, 6x, 12x 30x, 200x, 6C, 12C, 30C, 200C, 1M, 10M USES AND SYMPTOMS


(Phosphate of Iron)


In the early stages of febrile conditions, Ferr-p. lies between the high activity of Acon. and Bell. and the sluggishness of Gels. The typical Ferr-p. patient is not robust but nervous, sensitive, anemic, with easy flushing. They experience marked prostration, with a more active face than Gels., but without the dusky hue. The pulse is soft and flowing, lacking Acon.’s anxious restlessness. There is a susceptibility to chest issues, such as bronchitis in young children, and it is a fine palliative in acute tuberculosis exacerbations. It corresponds to Grauvogl’s oxygenoid constitution, characterized by inflammatory, febrile, and wasting conditions.

Ferr-p. is a remedy for the initial stage of all febrile disturbances and inflammations before exudation, especially in catarrhal respiratory affections. Ferr-p. 3x boosts hemoglobin in pale, anemic individuals with violent local congestions. It addresses bright hemorrhages from any orifice.

Head: Soreness to touch, cold, noise, or jar; rush of blood to the head; sunstroke effects; throbbing sensation; vertigo; headache relieved by cold applications.

Eyes: Red, inflamed with a burning sensation; feeling of sand under the lids; hyperemia of the optic disc and retina with blurred vision.

Ears: Noises, throbbing; first stage of otitis with red and bulging tympanic membrane; acute otitis where Bell. fails, preventing suppuration.

Nose: Early stage of cold; predisposition to colds; epistaxis with bright red blood.

Face: Flushed, with sore and hot cheeks; florid complexion; facial neuralgia worsened by head movement or stooping.

Throat: Hot mouth; red, inflamed fauces; ulcerated sore throat; swollen tonsils; inflamed Eustachian tubes; sore throat in singers; subacute laryngitis with inflamed fauces; post-surgery bleeding control and soreness relief; early stage of diphtheria; ranula in vascular individuals.

Stomach: Aversion to meat and milk; craving for stimulants; vomiting of undigested food or bright red blood; sour eructations.

Abdomen: Early stage of peritonitis; hemorrhoids; watery, bloody, undigested stools; early stage of dysentery with blood in discharges.

Urinary: Urine spurts with cough; incontinence; bladder neck irritation; polyuria; diurnal enuresis.

Female: Menses every three weeks with metrorrhagia and dysmenorrhea, bearing down sensation, and head pain; vaginismus; dry, hot vagina.

Respiratory: Early stage of inflammatory conditions; lung congestion; hemoptysis; short, painful, tickling cough; croup; hard, dry cough with sore chest; hoarseness; pure blood expectoration in pneumonia; cough better at night.

Heart: Palpitations; rapid pulse; early stage of cardiac diseases; short, quick, soft pulse.

Extremities: Stiff neck; articular rheumatism; back crick; rheumatic pain in the shoulder extending to chest and wrist; whitlow; hot palms; swollen, painful hands.

Sleep: Restless, sleepless; anxious dreams; night sweats of anemia.

Fever: Daily chill at 1 p.m.; all catarrhal and inflammatory fevers in the early stage.

Modalities: Worse at night and from 4 to 6 a.m., with touch, jar, motion, and on the right side; better with cold applications.

Relationship: Compare with Acon., Chin., Ars., Graph., Petr. Ferrum pyrophosphoricum is related for brain congestion and headache following significant blood loss, and tarsal cysts.




Soreness to touch, cold, noise, or jar
Rush of blood to the head
Ill effects of sunstroke
Throbbing sensation
Headache, relieved by cold applications

Red, inflamed with a burning sensation (conjunctivitis)
Sensation of sand under the lids
Hyperemia of the optic disc and retina with blurred vision

Noises and throbbing
First stage of otitis with red and bulging tympanic membrane
Acute otitis, preventing suppuration when Bell. fails

Early stage of cold in the head
Predisposition to colds
Epistaxis with bright red blood

Flushed, sore, and hot cheeks
Florid complexion
Facial neuralgia, worse with head movement or stooping

Hot mouth
Red, inflamed fauces (stomatitis)
Ulcerated sore throat
Swollen, red tonsils (tonsillitis)
Inflamed Eustachian tubes
Sore throat in singers
Subacute laryngitis with inflamed, red fauces
Post-surgery bleeding control and soreness relief in throat and nose
Early stage of diphtheria
Ranula in vascular, sanguine individuals

Aversion to meat and milk
Craving for stimulants
Vomiting of undigested food or bright red blood (hematemesis)
Sour eructations

Early stage of peritonitis
Watery, bloody, undigested stools
Early stage of dysentery with blood in discharges

Urine spurts with every cough
Irritation at the neck of the bladder
Diurnal enuresis

Menses every three weeks (metrorrhagia and dysmenorrhea) with bearing down sensation and head pain
Dry, hot vagina

Early stage of all inflammatory conditions
Lung congestion
Short, painful, tickling cough
Hard, dry cough with sore chest
Pure blood expectoration in pneumonia
Cough better at night

Rapid pulse
Early stage of cardiac diseases
Short, quick, soft pulse

Stiff neck
Articular rheumatism
Back crick
Rheumatic pain in shoulder extending to chest and wrist
Hot palms
Swollen, painful hands

Restless and sleepless
Anxious dreams
Night sweats of anemia

Daily chill at 1 p.m.
All catarrhal and inflammatory fevers in the early stage

Worse at night and from 4 to 6 a.m., with touch, jar, motion, and on the right side
Better with cold applications

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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