Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Ferrum Phosphoricum

Ferrum Phosphoricum

Key Symptoms: Colds accompanied by temporary deafness, conditions that appear gradually, hot flashes, pale face that flushes easily.

Made from iron phosphate, Ferrum Phophoricum is one of Dr. Wilhelm Schussler's ''biochemic tissue salts','' thought to counter deficiencies in the body. This German homeopath believed that the remedy strengthened the blood vessel walls, restoring normal blood flow in cases of acute inflammation, hemorrhaging, or congestion. Dr. J. C. Morgan proved the remedy in 1876. It is given for the initial stages of infections and for inflammatory conditions.


Ferrum Phosphoricum is most suited to alert, sociable, open-natured people who are sensitive and sympathetic, but who like to take action if something has upset them, particularly where protecting their family is concerned. Often overexcited and talkative, they may have difficulty concentrating. While their temperament is generally imaginative, cheerful and lively, it may alternate rapidly with an indifferent, depressed state.

Ferrum Phosphoricum may be given for the early stages of infection, respiratory problems, earaches, fevers, and digestive, circulatory, and urogenital disorders.


Symptoms: Slow-developing fever with hot flashes, excessive perspiration, intense thirst, and areas of acute inflammation.

Symptoms better: For cold, for pressure on the inflamed area, for being left alone.
Symptoms worse: At night, before starting to perspire, for physical exertion.

Respiratory Illness

Symptoms: A slow-developing cold, possible with a nosebleed and dry, hacking cough, often with chest pain. There may be hoarseness and a sore throat, typical of laryngitis. Other symptoms may include short, panting breaths, possibly due to pneumonia or pleurisy.

Symptoms better: For gentle exercise, for cold compresses.
Symptoms worse: At night, from 4 am to 6 am; before starting to perspire, for physical exertion.


Symptoms: Pain and itching in the ear, possible with hearing loss. Pain may be one-sided.

Symptoms better: For cold, for pressure on the ear.
Symptoms worse: At night, for physical exertion.

Digestive Disorders

Symptoms: Indigestion, sour burps, and vomiting of food that seems not to have been digested. Typically there is poor appetite and an intense thirst. There may be diarrhea that has a tendency to recur during the summer, or that may be linked to irritable bowel syndrome. Another possible symptom for which Ferrum Phosphoricum may be given is constipation, particularly if accompanied by hemorrhoids. Blood in the stools may indicate the initial stages of dysentery.

Symptoms better: For taking gentle exercise.
Symptoms worse: For heat, for sun, for jarring, for movement, at night, for cold drinks, for sour foods.

Poor Circulation

Symptoms: Varicose veins, hemorrhages, and nosebleeds with bright red blood, and a weak, rapid pulse. The face tends to flush easily. There may be weakness and pallor, possible indicating anemia.

Symptoms better: For cold compresses.
Symptoms worse: For heat, for jarring, for movement.

Raynaud's Disease

Symptoms: Fingers and toes are white, cold, numb, tingling, and burning, due to restricted blood flow when blood vessels contract in the cold. As the blood flow is restored, the fingers turn blue, then red.

Symptoms better: For pressure on the fingers, for walking at a slow pace.
Symptoms worse: For cold air, for jarring the fingers.

Urogenital Problems

Symptoms: A short menstrual cycle, or possible a dry vagina, dragging uterine pain, and nocturnal stress incontinence in women, or a marked loss of libido in men.

Symptoms better: For gentle exercise.
Symptoms worse: During the night, for touch.


Chemically prepared for the manufacture of homeopathic remedies, although vivianite is a natural source of iron phosphate.


Used by Dr. Wilhelm Schussler to make a ''biochemic tissue salt'' for treating the early stages of inflammatory conditions.


Prepared chemically from iron sulfate, sodium phosphate, and sodium acetate. The powdered mineral is then triturated.

Common Name

Iron Phosphate

Reference: Encyclopedia of Homeopathy, Andrew Lockie, M.D.

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