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Ferrum picricum – Schwabe News Apr – Dec 2019 – Schwabe India

Ferrum picricum


Ferrum picricum commonly known as Picrate of iron. The clinical verification was conducted in 6C, 30C and 200C. The symptoms available in our Materia medicas are verified on a good number of patients. In addition to the matching of symptoms with the homoeopathic literature, it is also found and validated some new symptoms and it is published by Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, India. The details are published by CCRH in Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy, Vol. 2, No.3, July – September 2008. A combined materia medica from this publication and available other literature is given below.

Vertigo
Vertigo with general weakness and giddiness.

Head
Headache worse after eating. 

Nose
Epistaxis, with bright blood; worse from heat of summer.

Ears
Earache.  Impaired hearing with buzzing, dryness and humming. Tinnitus with deafness. Otorrhoea; pus like discharge, with itching and pain; with thick, whitish discharge. 

Mouth
Dental neuralgia.

Throat
Loss of voice following excessive use. Loss of voice with soreness in throat. 

Stomach
Indigestion with headache worse after meals and tongue furred.

Rectum
Feeling of fullness and pressure in rectum. Constipation.

Urinary
Frequent urine with burning, dribbling and pain, following renal stone, with scanty flow.  Frequent urination worse at night, with retention of urine. Frequent urine with albumin. Enlarged prostate gland, with scanty frequent urination.

Male
Smarting in neck of bladder and penis.

Respiratory
Cough with thick, whitish expectoration.  Dry cough with scanty expectoration. 

Back
Pain in right side of neck and arm.

Skin
Corns; painful, on right toe, with yellowish discolouration, worse walking.  Warts; pedunculated, multiple, large, blackish or brownish in colour; conical in shape; flat; long seedy, with itching; sago like; small, fleshy and cauliflower like (condylomata) at anus; small, hard; on neck and face; on nape of neck; on thumb; on fingers and forehead; with mild itching; on occasional bleeding; on both hands.  

Generalities
Feeling of weakness following blood loss; with vertigo. Weakness following change of climate; following excessive menses; with anaemia; with breathlessness; with paleness of conjunctiva.

 

Reference:

  1. Ferrum picricum, Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy, Vol. 2, No.3, July – September 2008.
  2. J. H. Clarke, Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica, Reprint Edition 1992, B. Jain Publishers, New Delhi.
  3. W. Boericke, New Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory [with Relationship of Remedies], Second Re-Augmented & Revised Edition Based on Ninth Edition, Reprint Edition 2002, B. Jain Publishers
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