Homeopathic remedies

homeopathy introAbout Homeopathicshomeopathic forum Homeopathy Forumhomeopathic remedy finder Remedy Finder App
Homeopathic Remedy Store
Remedies: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Homeopathic Remedies
Ferrum Metallicum
MindVertigo, DizzinessHeadEyeVisionEarHearingNoseFaceMouthThroatAbdomenRectumStoolUrineGenitalsRespirationCoughExpectorationChestBackExtremities, LimbsSleepChillFeverPerspirationSkinInjuries And AccidentsGeneralitiesFerrum Metallicum AvailabilityBuy Ferrum Metallicum


Other Metals
Aurum MetallicumSeleniumPlumbum MetallicumZincum MetallicumCuprum MetallicumPlatinum MetallicumArgentum MetallicumTelluriumStannum MetallicumVanadium MetallicumPalladiumOsmiumTitanium MetallicumManganum MetallicumCadmium MetallicumNiccolum MetallicumCobaltumArsenicum MetallicumIndium MetallicumIridiumAluminum MetallicumBizmuthum MetallicumBeryllium MetallicumStrontiumLithium metallicum

Ferrum Metallicum

Iron, Ferrum

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
Available in 4C-200C, 8X-200X, 1M-10M, CM from $6.50
Add to basket
Add to basket
HPUS label indication: Weakness

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

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

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

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

Mucous; bloody

    MIND (click for more)

Excited from slightest opposition

Slight noises unbearable


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

Sanguine temperament.

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

On rising
On rising; from a seat
On rising; from bed
On rising; from stooping

While walking; when walking down

With nausea

With obscuring of vision

    HEAD (click for more)

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

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; from certain movements; on moving head
Pain, headache; hammering pain
Pain, headache; in forehead; hammering in forehead
Pain, headache; in forehead; pulsating
Pain, headache; must lie down
Pain, headache; pressure
Pain, headache; pulsating
Pain, headache; recurring headache; every fourteen days; lasting two or three days

Must take down the hair.

Pain in Back of head, with roaring in neck

Ringing in ears before menses

Scalp painful

Stinging headache

Vertigo on seeing flowing water

    EYE (click for more)

Protrusion; protruding eye balls

Watery, dull red; photophobia; letters run together.

    VISION (click for more)

Dim; during vertigo, dizziness

    EAR (click for more)

Noises in ear; ringing; during period

    NOSE (click for more)

Mucous membranes relaxed, boggy, anaemic, pale.

Nose bleed; alternating with spitting of blood
Nose bleed; children

    FACE (click for more)

Heat; during chill

Lips; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; earthy
Skin; discoloration; iron deficiency anaemia (greenish-yellow discoloration)
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; discoloration; pale; flushes easily
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; after exertion
Skin; discoloration; red; alternating with paleness
Skin; discoloration; red; during chill
Skin; discoloration; red; excitement
Skin; discoloration; red; when in pain
Skin; discoloration; red; within definite boundaries
Skin; discoloration; red; without fever
Skin; discoloration; sickly colour
Skin; discoloration; yellow


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

red parts become white, bloodless and puffy.

    MOUTH (click for more)

Earthy, paste taste, like rotten eggs.

Pain in teeth; relieved by icy-cold water

Discoloration; gums; pale

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Distention and pressure in the stomach after eating

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

Vomiting immediately after eating

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

Pain; lower part of abdomen; on movement

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 very little
Stomach; fullness; after eating
Stomach; pulsation
Stomach; vomiting; after eating; egg
Stomach; vomiting; blood
Stomach; vomiting; food; before chill
Stomach; vomiting; food; night; midnight
Stomach; vomiting; night
Stomach; vomiting; night; after midnight
Stomach; vomiting; while eating, sudden vomit attack

Attempts to eat bring on diarrhoea

Flatulent dyspepsia.

Heat and burning in stomach

intolerance of eggs

Loathing of sour things

Nausea and vomiting after eating

Soreness of abdominal walls

Stomach; Voracious appetite, or absolute loss of appetite

vomiting after midnight

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; from drinking water
Diarrhoea; movement
Diarrhoea; painless
Diarrhoea; while eating
Diarrhoea; while teething

Flatulence; during stool

    STOOL (click for more)

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

Undigested, at night, while eating or drinking, painless

    URINE (click for more)

Involuntary; worse daytime

Tickling in urethra extending to bladder.

    GENITALS (click for more)

Discharge of long pieces from uterus

Female; Menses remit a day or two, and then return
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)
Female; period; copious
Female; period; frequent
Female; period; pale
Female; period; protracted
Female; period; thin
Female; vaginal discharge; strong and sharp (acrid), wearing away skin

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

Prolapse of vagina.

Sensitive vagina

Tendency to abortion

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

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chest Oppressed; breathing difficult

Cough dry, spasmodic

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


Difficult (dyspnea)
Difficult (dyspnea); movement
Difficult (dyspnea); walking; walking about slowly

Surging of blood to chest

    COUGH (click for more)

Intermittent; after eating

Morning; after rising



    CHEST (click for more)

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

Anaemic murmur

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)


Oppressed feeling

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

Heart; Palpitation; worse, movement

Sense of oppression

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while walking; walking slowly
Pain; walking slowly
Pain; when beginning to move

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Dropsy after loss of vital fluids

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Movements and positions; irresistible desire to bend arm
Movements and positions; lameness; upper limbs; right

Pain; lower limbs; movement
Pain; lower limbs; night; before midnight
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; on beginning to move
Pain; shoulder
Pain; shoulder; movement
Pain; shoulder; putting the arm behind
Pain; shoulder; rheumatic
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; shoulder
Pain; tearing; shoulder
Pain; tearing; shoulder; cannot raise arm
Pain; thigh; movement
Pain; upper arm; deltoid region (by top muscle of arm)
Pain; upper arm; rheumatic
Pain; upper limbs; raising arm
Pain; upper limbs; rheumatic

Restlessness; lower limbs; leg

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


Lumbago; better, slow walking

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

Rheumatism of the shoulder

    CHILL (click for more)

Afternoon; violent chill with thirst and red face

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

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

In bed

Morning; 3 a.m., on waking


Shaking, shivering, rigors
Shaking, shivering, rigors; afternoon

Violent chill; with red face and thirst

    FEVER (click for more)

Chill at 4 a.m

Desire to uncover

Intermittent, chronic


General coldness of extremities; head and face hot

Heat in palms and soles

Profuse, debilitating sweat.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

During anxiety
During slight exertion (see walking)
In bed
Late morning

Morning; during sleep
Morning; in bed

Night; after midnight

On movement

Profuse; morning
Profuse; morning; in bed

While lying

    SKIN (click for more)

Pale; flushes rapidly; pits on pressure.

Abnormal growths; warts; waxy

Discoloration; pale
Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.; spots

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Anaemia; after haemorrhage
Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; varicose veins; during pregnancy
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Change of position

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 down
Lying down; lying in bed

Movement; at beginning of movement
Movement; continued movement
Movement; of affected part



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)
Buy Ferrum Metallicum

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.

Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.