Ferrum Sulphuricum

Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Ferrum Sulphuricum signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Ferrum Sulphuricum is used

      Sulphate of Iron. Ferrous Sulphate. Iron or Green Vitriol. Copperas. Fe SO4, 7H2O. Trituration of the pure crystals.


Aphthae. Bulimy. Cardialgia. Chorea. Constipation. Diarrhoea. Eczema. Gall-bladder, pain in. Gastritis. Gonorrhoea. Haemorrhages. Headache. Helminthiasis. Menorrhagia. Nettle rash. Scrofula. Spasms. Toothache.


*Ferrum *sul. has the leading features of the other Ferrums, but many of the *Sulphur characters appear, in the modalities especially There is worse from warmth or warm room (toothache), better from cold air or from ice (toothache) or from fresh air. It is like *Sulph. also in acidity and eructations of food in particles. Other noteworthy symptoms are: Passive haemorrhages. Pain in gall-bladder. Pallor or flushing. Sensation as if all the blood were rushing into head and face. Sensation of fermentation or purring in stomach. Feeling of general heat and disposition to sweat, with sensation in skin of back as if he wore a stout woolen shirt. Muscular pains or contractions. Local atony, disposition to congestions, nettle rash, aphthae, eczema, with sluggish liver.


*Compare: Phosphorus (regurgitation of food in particles), Cina (worms), Baptisia (pain in region of gall bladder).



Severe vertigo, with diarrhoea. Pressing throbbing head-ache, worse in forehead, with ringing in ears, sensation of blood rushing into head and face, face scarlet, glowing, better in fresh open air, worse warm room.


Pain apparently in walls of meatus auditorius externus.

Teeth and Mouth

Violent tearing toothache, teeth all sound, better from cold air or application of ice on cheek, headache. Very troublesome soreness of soft palate.


Taste of salt, with smarting in throat.


Bulimia, cannot be satisfied, thirst not marked. Loss of appetite, aversion to meat. Eructation of flatus and food with acidity. Sickness, with vomiting. Sensation of fermentation, or of a noise or movement like purring of a cat in region of stomach. Cardialgia. Gastritis, with pain after eating, and regurgitation of food by mouthfuls.


Pain in region of gall-bladder. Colicky pains, with flatulence and diarrhoea.


Watery, reddish-brown, odorless, painless diarrhoea, with great paleness of skin, emaciation, vertigo, oedema of scrotum and lower limbs, bulimy without thirst, venous murmurs. Constipation. Helminthiasis, tape worms, ascarides.

Urinary Organs

Great weakness accompanying Bright’s disease. Bloody urine, with albuminuria.

Male Sexual Organ

Oedema of scrotum and lower limbs. Secondary gonorrhoea.

Female Sexual Organ

Menstruation copious, five to six days’ duration, with colic before and during the time, headache frequently between periods, pressing throbbing, especially in forehead, with ringing in ear, rush of blood, scarlet glowing face better in fresh air, worse in warm room, often accompanied by toothache. Metrorrhagia, leucorrhoea.


Back and neck

Pain shooting down right side of back.


Limbs very painful, especially feet and calves, where the pain is distracting. Contractions in arms, hands, and feet.

Upper Limbs

Rheumatism and semi-paralysed condition of right arm and shoulder. Arms bent at elbows, and fingers drawn towards forearm by flexure of wrist. Hands yield to forcible extension, but immediately return to same condition.

Lower Limbs

Paralysis of lower limbs. Knees slightly flexed, toes drawn upwards rigidly. Pain in sole of left foot in middle of thick fleshy anterior part, and at same time an aching pain through lower part of leg.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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