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Ferrum Met
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Ferrum Metallicum

Iron, Ferrum

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HPUS label indication: Weakness

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

Below are the strongest indications of Ferrum Met in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Ferrum Metallicum
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Ferrum Metallicum
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Ferrum Metallicum
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Ferrum Metallicum
Nash - no Ferrum Metallicum
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Best adapted to young weakly persons, anaemic and chlorotic, with pseudo-plethora, who flush easily; cold extremities; Over-sensitiveness; worse after any active effort. Weakness from mere speaking or walking though LOOKING strong. PALLOR of skin, mucous membranes, face, alternating with flushes. Orgasms of blood to face, chest, head, lungs, etc. Irregular distribution of blood. Pseudo-plethora. Muscles flabby and relaxed.

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BETTER, walking slowly about. Better after rising. WORSE, while sweating; while sitting still. After cold washing and overheating. Midnight worse.

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Antidotes: Ars.; Hep.
Complementary: CHIN.; Alum.; HAMbetter
Compare: Rumex (similar in respiratory and digestive sphere and contains organic Ferrum Metallicum.)
Ferrum Aceticum (alkaline urine in acute diseases. Pain in right deltoid. Epistaxis; especially adapted to thin, pale, weak children who grow rapidly and are easily exhausted; Varices of the feet; copious expectoration of greenish pus; asthma; worse, sitting still and lying; phthisis, constant cough, vomiting of food after eating, hemoptysis).
Ferrum Metallicum Arsenicum (enlarged liver and spleen, with fever; undigested stool; albuminuria.) Simple and pernicious anaemia and chlorosis. Skin dry. Eczema, psoriasis, impetigo. Use 3x trituration.)
Ferrum Bromatum (sticky, excoriating leucorrhoea; uterus heavy and prolapsed, scalp feels numb).
Ferrum Cyanatum (neuroses with irritable weakness and hypersensitiveness, especially of a periodical character; Epilepsy; cardialgia, with nausea, flatulence, constipation, alternating with diarrhoea; chorea).
Ferrum Magneticum (small warts on hands).
Ferrum Muriaticum ( Arrested menstruation; tendency to seminal emissions or copious urination at puberty; very dark, watery stools; diphtheria; phlegmonous erysipelas; pyelitis; hemoptysis of dark, clotty blood; dyspareunia; pain in Right shoulder, right elbow, and marked tendency to cramps and round red spots on cheeks; bright crystals in urine. Anaemia, 3x after meals. Tincture 1-5 drops 3 times daily for chronic interstitial nephritis.)
Ferrum Sulphuricum ( Watery and painless stools; menorrhagia, pressing, throbbing between periods with rush of blood to head. Basedow’s disease. Erethism ( Pain in gall-bladder; toothache; acidity; eructation of food in mouthfuls); Ferrum Metallicum Pernitricum (cough, with florid complexion); Ferrum Tartaricum (cardialgia; heat at cardiac orifice of stomach).
Ferrum Metallicum Protoxalatum (Anaemia). Use 1x trit. Compare also: Graph.; Mangan.; Cupr.

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Slight noises unbearable

Excited from slightest opposition

Sanguine temperament.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Restlessness, nervousness

Restlessness, nervousness; forcing out of bed

Restlessness, nervousness; tossing about in bed

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Vertigo, dizziness

With nausea

On rising

On rising; from bed

On rising; from a seat

On rising; from stooping

With obscuring of vision

While walking; when walking down

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Vertigo on seeing flowing water

Stinging headache

Ringing in ears before menses

Hammering, pulsating, congestive headache; pain extends to teeth, with cold extremities

Pain in Back of head, with roaring in neck

Scalp painful

Must take down the hair.

Brain; insufficient oxygen to brain

Congestion (see pulsation)

Congestion (see pulsation); from suppressed period

Pain, headache; constant

Pain, headache; constant; two or three days

Pain, headache; hammering pain

Pain, headache; must lie down

Pain, headache; from certain movements; on moving head

Pain, headache; recurring headache; every fourteen days; lasting two or three days

Pain, headache; pressure

Pain, headache; pulsating

Pain, headache; in forehead; hammering in forehead

Pain, headache; in forehead; pulsating

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Watery, dull red; photophobia; letters run together.

Protrusion; protruding eye balls


Dim; during vertigo, dizziness

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Noises in ear; ringing; during period

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Mucous membranes relaxed, boggy, anaemic, pale.

Nose bleed; alternating with spitting of blood

Nose bleed; children

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Fiery-red and Flushed from least pain, emotion, or exertion

red parts become white, bloodless and puffy.

Heat; during chill

Lips; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)

Skin; discoloration; earthy

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; pale; flushes easily

Skin; discoloration; red

Skin; discoloration; red; alternating with paleness

Skin; discoloration; red; during chill

Skin; discoloration; red; within definite boundaries

Skin; discoloration; red; excitement

Skin; discoloration; red; after exertion

Skin; discoloration; red; without fever

Skin; discoloration; red; when in pain

Skin; discoloration; sickly colour

Skin; discoloration; yellow


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Pain in teeth; relieved by icy-cold water

Earthy, paste taste, like rotten eggs.

Discoloration; gums; pale

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Pale; flushes rapidly; pits on pressure.

Discoloration; pale

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

Abnormal growths; warts; waxy

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Heart; Palpitation; worse, movement

Sense of oppression

Anaemic murmur

Pulse full, but soft and yielding; also, small and weak

heart suddenly bleeds into the blood vessels, and as suddenly draws a reflux, leaving pallor of surface.

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)


Oppressed feeling

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Morning; after rising


Intermittent; after eating


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Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); streaked with blood

Mucous; bloody

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Chest Oppressed; breathing difficult

Surging of blood to chest


Cough dry, spasmodic

Hemoptysis ( Millefol.) With the cough pain in occiput.

Difficult (dyspnea)

Difficult (dyspnea); movement

Difficult (dyspnea); walking; walking about slowly

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Pain; when beginning to move

Pain; walking slowly

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while walking; walking slowly

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Stomach; Voracious appetite, or absolute loss of appetite

Loathing of sour things

Attempts to eat bring on diarrhoea

Spits up food by the mouthful ( Phos.) Eructations of food after eating, without nausea

Nausea and vomiting after eating

Vomiting immediately after eating

vomiting after midnight

intolerance of eggs

Distention and pressure in the stomach after eating

Heat and burning in stomach

Soreness of abdominal walls

Flatulent dyspepsia.

Pain; lower part of abdomen; on movement

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

Bladder; urination; involuntary, incontinence; while walking

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); alternating with loss of appetite

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks; during headache

Stomach; burping, belching; after eating

Stomach; burping, belching; food (regurgitation)

Stomach; burping, belching; food (regurgitation); after eating

Stomach; burping, belching; tasting like food

Stomach; fullness; after eating

Stomach; fullness; after eating very little

Stomach; pulsation

Stomach; vomiting; night

Stomach; vomiting; night; after midnight

Stomach; vomiting; while eating, sudden vomit attack

Stomach; vomiting; after eating; egg

Stomach; vomiting; blood

Stomach; vomiting; food; night; midnight

Stomach; vomiting; food; before chill

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Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water

Diarrhoea; while teething

Diarrhoea; while eating

Diarrhoea; movement

Diarrhoea; painless

Flatulence; during stool

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Undigested, at night, while eating or drinking, painless

Ineffectual urging; stool hard, followed by backache or cramping pain in rectum; prolapsus recti; itching of anus, especially young children.

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery); night

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Involuntary; worse daytime

Tickling in urethra extending to bladder.

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Female; Menses remit a day or two, and then return

Discharge of long pieces from uterus

Women who are weak, delicate, chlorotic, yet have a fiery-red face

Menses too early, too profuse, last too long; pale, watery

Sensitive vagina

Tendency to abortion

Prolapse of vagina.

Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)

Female; period; copious

Female; period; frequent

Female; period; pale

Female; period; protracted

Female; period; thin

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

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Extremities, limbs

Rheumatism of the shoulder

Dropsy after loss of vital fluids

Lumbago; better, slow walking

Pain in hip-joint, tibia, soles, and heel.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Movements and positions; irresistible desire to bend arm

Movements and positions; lameness; upper limbs; right

Pain; on beginning to move

Pain; upper limbs; raising arm

Pain; upper limbs; rheumatic

Pain; shoulder

Pain; shoulder; movement

Pain; shoulder; putting the arm behind

Pain; shoulder; rheumatic

Pain; upper arm; rheumatic

Pain; upper arm; deltoid region (by top muscle of arm)

Pain; lower limbs; night; before midnight

Pain; lower limbs; movement

Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); movement

Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh); walking

Pain; lower limbs; walking

Pain; thigh; movement

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder

Pain; tearing; shoulder

Pain; tearing; shoulder; cannot raise arm


Restlessness; lower limbs; leg

Skin; chicken pox (see swelling); leg; during pregnancy


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Fever and chill

General coldness of extremities; head and face hot

Chill at 4 a.m

Heat in palms and soles

Profuse, debilitating sweat.

Morning; 3 a.m., on waking


Afternoon; violent chill with thirst and red face


In bed

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

Shaking, shivering, rigors

Shaking, shivering, rigors; afternoon

At certain time of day or night; from 3 a.m.

Violent chill; with red face and thirst

Intermittent, chronic


Desire to uncover

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Morning; in bed

Morning; during sleep

Late morning

Night; after midnight

During anxiety

In bed



During slight exertion (see walking)


While lying

On movement


Profuse; morning

Profuse; morning; in bed

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Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

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Anaemia; after haemorrhage

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Change of position

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow

Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Blood vessels; varicose veins; during pregnancy

Eating and food; cold drinks

Eating and food; fat

Emaciated (extremely thin)


Lethargic, tired

Lying down; inclination to lie down

Lying down; lying down

Lying down; lying in bed

Movement; at beginning of movement

Movement; of affected part

Movement; continued movement


Pain; pressing; externally

Pain; sudden, sharp; downward


Pulsation; internally

Swelling; puffy

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat

Walking; beginning of walk

Walking; walking slowly

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking

Weariness (see weakness)

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