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Ferrum Metallicum - Modalities Etc

Iron, Ferrum, Ferr.

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HPUS indication of Ferrum Metallicum: Weakness

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ferrum Met in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



After midnight and toward morning.

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



Violent exertion



Vital losses




Heat and cold

Sudden motions

Raising arms


Gentle motion

Slight bleeding (Caladium Seguinum Calad)

Carduus Marianus Card-m

Lachesis Lach

Leaning head on something

Desires and aversions

Appetite good and bad alternately; with diarrhoea.

Loathing sour things.

Aversion to meat, which disagrees; bear; hot things.

Appetite for bread.

Appetite lessened or natural.

Thirstless, or unquenchable thirst.


Increase of appetite (first days),

Unusually great appetite (fifth day),

Very greatly increased appetite, with good digestion during the whole proving,

Sensation of great hunger (second day),

Sensation of great hunger, so that she was obliged to eat at an unusual time; she had, however, lost the sense of satisfaction, for in spite of eating several times a day, and not a very small quantity each time, she was unable to appease her hunger (first and second days),

Appetite much diminished, ; (thirteenth day),

Little appetite (third day),

Little appetite, especially for meat; she felt so full,

Little appetite with a clean tongue (eleventh day),

Complains of loss of appetite,

He has no appetite, for he always feels full; but drinks taste good, and are taken with relish,

Anorexia, without bad taste or thirst,

He can eat only bread and butter; meat disagrees with him,


Thirst in the evening after chills and fever have vanished,

Thirst in the evening, followed by heat, with perspiration,

Thirst after chill (3 P.M.), before heat,

Excessive thirst after day sleep,

In the evening unquenchable thirst for an hour,


Complete absence of thirst,


Eructations, without relief of abdominal feelings,

Frequent eructations,

Constant eructation, as soon as she has eaten anything,

Acrid eructations,

Eructations, acrid and burning,

Foul eructations,


After sourish beer (in the evening), Heartburn,

Considerable heartburn, with painful sensation in left orbit,

Sickness of stomach, with diarrhoea at night,

As soon as she eats anything it is thrown up again,

Position etc

Motion 3, 32, 33, 40. Walking 2, 21, 26, 27, 29, 32, 33, 36. Exertion 5, 23, 27, 29. Stooping 3. Lying 23, 27, 31, 36; on back 37. Sitting 3, 37. Must sit up 26, 27. Rising 2. Must bend arm 32. Rest 33.

Morning 6, 12, 16, 27, 40. Morn till noon 40. Evening 1, 13, 26, 33, 40. Night 5, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40. After midnight 3, 26, 37. Day 13, 20, 21, 40.