FERRUM PICRICUM: Materia Medica

Picrate of Iron – Is considered a great remedy to complete the action of other medicines. The symptom that specially calls for it is failure of the function of an organ under exertion; e g, the voice fails after public speaking.

Acts best in dark-haired patients, plethoric, with sensitive livers. Warts and epithelial growths; corns with yellowish discoloration. Senile hypertrophy of the prostate. Epistaxis.

Chronic deafness and tinnitus due to gout. Meatus dry. Pseudo-leucaemia.

Ears.–Deafness before menses. Crackling in ears and low-pitched voice. Vascular deafness. Dental neuralgia, radiating towards ears and eyes. Humming in ears as from telegraph wires. Tinnitus.

Stomach.–Indigestion, furred tongue, headache after meals, especially in bilious, dark-haired persons.

Urinary.–Pain along entire urethra. Frequent micturition at night, with full feeling and pressure in rectum. Smarting at neck of bladder and penis (Barosma). Retention of urine.

Extremities.–Pain in right side of neck and down right arm. Locomotor ataxia, ocular stage. Hands covered with warts.

Dose.–Second and third trituration.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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