Homeopathic Ferrum phosphoricum

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Ferrum phosphoricum is typically considered when there is a high debilitating fever and obvious inflammation somewhere in the body, typically gastrointestinal or respiratory.[1]


  • Mineral: Ferrum phosphoricum, also known as Iron Phosphate (a combination of Iron and Phosphorus)
  • Other Names: Ferrum phosphorica
  • Short Form: Ferr-p; Ferrum phos


The following are the main indications for Ferrum phosphoricum.[2], [3]

Acute Conditions

  • Fever, first stages with no localizing or individualizing symptoms. High fever with flushed blotches on face or paleness. Less intense or sudden than Aconite or Belladonna with no anxiety or restlessness, yet often irritable and talkative. Often associated with sore throat, coughing or headache.

Other common conditions: anemia, bursitis, colds, epistaxis, gastritis, hemorrhage, otitis media, pharyngitis, pneumonia

Tissue Salts

  • As a tissue salt, Ferrum phosphoricum is often used in cases of diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, enuresis, vertigo, abscesses, watering of the eyes, conjunctivitis, cystitis, angina, gingivitis, contusions, bruises, muscular injuries, and trauma. It can also be used in cases of inflammatory pain, high temperature, congestion, hemorrhagia, and open wounds.
  • Ferrum phosphoricum is known as Tissue salt #3


  • General: tendency to come down with a cold easily, very weak, bright red bleeding from any part of the body, discharges may be blood-streaked, anemia, bruised soreness of the muscles
  • Worse: night, 4:00-6:00 A.M., motion, right side
  • Better: cold cloth or ice pack, bleeding, lying down
  • Psychological: irritable, talkative
  • Other symptoms: nosebleeds with flushed face or with round red spots on the cheeks; lots of bright red blood that clots easily, inflammation of throat or lungs with fever, but few definite symptoms; sore muscles of the chest and shoulders;
  • Food and drink: desire for sour foods and cold drinks, aversion to meat and milk

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms due to resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Ferrum phosphoricum include:[4]


  1. Morrison Roger (1993) Desktop Guide, to Keynote and Confirmatory Symptoms Hahnmann Clinic Publishing.
  2. Hershoff Asa (2000) Homeopathic Remedies, A Quick and Easy Guide to Common Disorders and their Homeopathic Treatments Avery Publishing Group, New York.
  3. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing.
  4. Boericke W (1997) Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies, B. Jain Publishers, India.