Ferrum Phosphate (Ferrum phos.): THE PRE-EMINENT BIOCHEMICAL REMEDY

Ferrum phos. is known as the primary biochemical first-aid remedy because it carries oxygen throughout the body and strengthens the walls of the blood vessels, especially the arteries. Since blood that is rich in oxygen is essential to vital health and long life, ferrum phos. is the first remedy to consider, especially for congestion, inflammation, high temperature, or rapid pulse. This is true even if the symptoms seem to indicate another remedy.

However, it is important to understand that ferrum phos. is not a cure for anemia. Anemia is a complicated disorder that must be important to keep in mind as you read this chapter. You were attended to by a doctor. In this form, it works more subtly, but these minute doses lead to profound effects in the long run and are health-giving as the best of medicines. Iron in minute doses should be prescribed for anemia-related symptoms.

But ferrum phos. It is good for almost everything that ails you because it is the cell salt most directly concerned with the blood, and the blood is the first place to look for health and sickness. Ferrum phos.’s best uses may be depression, tiredness, and dizziness. These are common complaints in every doctor’s office, and usually, these symptoms indicate a need for ferrum phos. Few doctors, unfortunately, are familiar with the use of iron in minute doses. And not all of them are aware of another cure for the symptoms mentioned above-elimination of white sugar from the diet. Depression and weakness can result from an excessive intake of white sugar. If you take ferrum phos. and eliminate white sugar from your diet, you may find that tiredness is no longer a problem.

Who Needs Ferrum phos.?

Signs that you need ferrum phos. (and almost everybody does in some way) are: weakness and general debility with a constant desire to lie down and rest, rheumatism and rheumatic conditions, and anemia. 

If you suspect that you are anemic, you should be under a doctor’s supervision. Another indication that you need ferrum phos. is an aggravation of your symptoms when you are in the open air. Also, there is often a rush of blood to the brain, causing dizziness. 

Are you a likely candidate for ferrum phos. treatment? 

If physical exertion tires you easily and your vitality is low if you have trouble concentrating and dealing with problems, if you have trouble recalling names and are easily irritated—especially with yourself, if you like to be alone, if you flush easily, then ferrum phos. probably is your remedy.

Menstrual-Related Problems

Ferrum phos. is often indicated for women with problems similar to those of Jane P., and it seems to be a woman’s cure (which is not to say, of course, that men cannot often benefit from this wonderful cell salt). Debbie S., a 15-year-old girl who suffered from anemia, also had terrible neuralgia in her right side. As is typical of problems that call for ferrum phos., her symptoms were worse in the morning. In her case, ferrum phos. produced some relief in the first two days and a total cure in a week. 

It cannot be a mere coincidence that ferrum phos. helps pregnant women. For example, if one of your symptoms during pregnancy is vomiting foods, which leaves an acid taste, ferrum phos, is recommended. 

Digestive Problems

Ferrum phos. can be good for digestion, especially if you have intermittent attacks of vomiting. It is sometimes useful in the first stages of peritonitis when the abdominal area is painful to the touch. A patient in need of ferrum phos. is often constipated, which means that if you frequently suffer from that malady, some ferrum phos. would be an excellent idea. Diarrhea can also be involved, especially if it includes blood-stained mucus. Blood in the stool can indicate a serious problem. If you have blood in your stool, see a doctor immediately.


Whenever you feel a cold coming on, you should immediately reach for ferrum phos. The symptoms that ferrum phos has created in homeopathic provings are similar to cold symptoms: a run-down feeling, depression, a desire to be alone, and vomiting. Some biochemists believe that a lack of ferrum phos. is often the cause of the common cold. When there is an iron deficiency, the blood is drawn away from the skin and outlying parts of the body to concentrate in important areas such as the heart, lungs, liver, brain, and stomach. 

The skin’s pores are consequently closed, and there is an accumulation of non-functional matter thrown out by the mucous membranes. This accumulation is the cause of the characteristic discharges of colds, pneumonia, and pleurisy. This is why you should always think of ferrum phos. when you feel the scratchy throat, hot forehead, and runny nose that signal the start of a cold. 

Often, people come down with colds when they are tired or discouraged. In these cases, the treatment for the cold happily coincides with the treatment for their depressed feelings. It appears that people have some control over the conditions that allow the cold virus to flourish. 

The viruses are real enough, of course, which is why doctors recommend bed rest for colds. Obviously, if despite your treatment with ferrum phos. And other cell salts the infection survives for more than a few days, or if your health changes radically, indicating serious complications, you should call your doctor. Generally, however, colds do not develop into pneumonia by themselves. The infections are not the same, and one does not automatically produce the other.

Although colds are a nuisance and sometimes very unpleasant, many people frankly enjoy the attention that a cold will get them. For such people, colds may be a blessing in disguise.

When you get a cold, you might try some of the prepackaged cialized cell salt combinations that treat the Ferrum phos. helps with bronchitis, too. 


Ferrum phos. is said to have a great effect on fevers. Cell salt advocates believe that illness is produced by erratic molecular movements rather than by measurable deficiencies, and fever occurs when the molecules within the body speed up too much. Ferrum phos. tempers the human body to make it less hard and more yielding or more elastic.

It is usually best to use ferrum phos. with other cell salts. You can decide whether it might be needed for you by studying the symptoms described in this chapter. Some people believe that where ferrum phos. is needed, so are certain other cell salt remedies because of their close connection with it. Kali mur. is one of these co-workers, as is kali phos. Ferrum phos. It is helpful in so many cases that one is almost tempted to prescribe it generally as a preventative health problem. 

Other Uses:

Ferrum phos. is especially recommended for loss of voice or hoarseness due to irritation of the throat. 

Ferrum phos. is also a biochemical remedy for rheumatism. 

Useful Applications

  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Meningitis
  • Pleuritis
  • Vertigo from the rush of blood
  • Ear pain
  • Ear infections
  • Noises in the ear
  • Toothache with hot cheeks
  • Hemorrhoids bleeding
  • Measles
  • Eye inflammation
  • Cough 1st stage
  • Scarlet fever
  • Measles
  • Chickenpox
  • Gastritis
  • Laryngitis

External uses

  • Sunburns
  • Bee stings
  • Wounds
  • Sprains
  • hemorrhoids

Check out our other posts in our Cell Salt Series:

Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies

Calcium Fluoride (calc fluor)

Calcium Phosphate (Calc. phos.)

Source: Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies: Healing with Nature’s Twelve Mineral Compounds

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