Ferrum produces a false plethora ; an irregular distribution
of blood, with headache, nosebleed, dyspnœa, neuralgia, etc. Its action is to
dilate the blood-vessels.
Anæmia with plethora.
Vomiting of food.
Chill with red face and thirst.
Coldness of the body.
Undigested diarrhœa, worse from eating.
When the patient has an appearance of full bloodedness or plethora, which is
followed by a paleness and earthiness of the face, and puffiness of the
extremities. The mucous membranes are pale and there may be anæmic murmurs in
the veins of the neck. The patient is constantly chilly with perhaps an
afternoon hectic like fever.
It is a chill with red face and thirst ; during the heat there is distension of
the blood-vessels and headache ; the chill is apt to come on about 3 or 4 in the
There seems to be no secretion in the stomach capable of changing the food, and
it is vomited as taken. The appetite is ravenous.
It is a throbbing headache at the base of the brain. It seems as if the head
would burst ; there is congestion and pulsating in the head, worse after
midnight, with red face and cold feet.
It comes on on going down hill, or on crossing water, even though the water be
Undigested, painless, sometimes involuntary stools ; there is a desire to go to
stool as soon as anything touches his stomach ; it is worse just after
midnight ; there is great hunger, but eating brings on diarrhœa.
In the left deltoid muscle.
has rheumatism in the right deltoid muscle.
Bearing down in the uterine region when sitting ; the patient
feels as if something sore and painful were being pushed up.
Pressure in the rectum ; painful menses, especially in pale anæmic subjects.
In stubborn anæmia and debility. In children who grow tall rapidly and are so
active that they become easily exhausted ; they keep thin, weak and pale.
Its field is in all ailments of a hyperæmic or congestive
nature, anæmia, etc.
First stage of inflammations.
A florid complexion.
It stands midway between Aconite and Gelsemium in
It stands midway between Ferrum
metallicum and Phosphorus in
Eyes inflamed, red, with a sensation as if grains of sand were under
the lids ; pain on moving the eyes ; photophobia worse from artificial lights.
Diffused inflammatory processes.
Dark, beefy redness of parts.
Muco-purulent discharge with tendency to hæmorrhage.
The complete establishment of the discharge is not followed by relief of pain.
The paroxysmal character of the pain.
Dry, red, inflamed and painful throat ; sore throats of singers and speakers.
Undigested or copious, watery and accompanied by vomiting.
Diarrhœa in children with pinched face, half open eyes, hot skin and thirst,
startings in sleep, etc.
Incontinence of urine from weakness of the sphincter, constant dribbling of
urine during the daytime.
During the first stage of any inflammatory condition about the chest ; it stands
about midway between Aconite and Bryonia in many cases.
Ferrum phosphoricum suitable to articular rheumatism or
sub-acute rheumatism, the pains are worse from motion.
In low potencies it has been found to cause sleeplessness, and in higher
potencies it has been used with success in sleeplessness, especially when caused
by a hyperæmic condition of the brain.
It is useful to improve the quality of the red blood corpuscles and follows Calcarea
phosphorica well, but
should be indicated by general symptoms.