Fagopyrum Esculentum

or simply Fagopyrum

(Buckwheat)

Its action on the skin, producing pruritus, is very marked. Visible pulsation of arteries. Fluent coryza. Offensive excretions. Itching erythema. Pruritus senilis. Post-nasal catarrh; dry crusts, granular appearance of posterior nares with itching.

Head
Inability to study or remember. Depressed and irritable. Itching of eyes and ears. Pains deep in head, with upward pressure. Itching in and around eyes and ears. Head hot, better bending… Continue reading

Ferrum Iodatum

(Iodide of Iron)

Scrofulous affections, glandular enlargements, and tumors call for this remedy. Crops of boils. Acute nephritis following eruptive diseases. Uterine displacements. Body emaciated. Anemia. Exophthalmic goitre following suppression of menses. Debility following drain upon vital forces. Impetigo of the cheek.

Stomach
Food seems to push up into throat, as if it had not been swallowed.

Abdomen
Fullness, even after a little food; stuffed feeling, as if she… Continue reading

Ferrum Metallicum

(Iron)

Best adapted to young weakly persons, anemic and chlorotic, with pseudo-plethora, who flush easily; cold extremities; oversensitiveness; worse after any active effort. Weakness from mere speaking or walking though looking strong. Pallor of skin, mucous membranes, face, alternating with flushes. Orgasms of blood to face, chest, head, lungs, etc. Irregular distribution of blood. Pseudo-plethora. Muscles flabby and relaxed.

Mind
Irritability. Slight noises unbearable. Excited from slightest opposition. Sanguine… Continue reading

Ferrum Phosphoricum

(Phosphate of Iron)

In the early stages of febrile conditions, it stands midway between sthenic activity of Aconite and Bell, and the asthenic sluggishness and torpidity of Gels. The typical Ferr phos subject is not full blooded and robust, but nervous, sensitive, anemic with the false plethora and easy flushing of Ferrum. Prostration marked; face more active than Gels. The superficial redness never assumes the dusky hue of Gels… Continue reading

Ferrum Picricum

(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… Continue reading

Filix Mas (Aspidium)

(Male Fern)

A remedy for worm symptoms, especially with constipation. Tapeworm. Soporific conditions. Torpid inflammations of lymphatic glands (Maceration of fresh root). Pulmonary tuberculosis in young patients, no fever, with limited, ulcerated lesions, formerly classified as scrofula.

Eyes
Blindness, monocular amblyopia.

Abdomen
Bloated Gnawing-pain; worse eating sweets. Diarrhea and vomiting. Worm colic, with itching of nose, pale face, blue rings around eyes. Painless hiccough.

Relationship
Compare: Aspidium Alhamanticum Panna… Continue reading

Fluoricum Acidum

or simply Acid-fluor

(Hydrofluoric Acid)

Especially adapted to chronic diseases with syphilitic and mercurial history. Glabella region bloated. Acts especially upon lower tissues, and indicated in deep, destructive processes, bedsores, ulcerations, varicose veins, and ulcers. Patient is compelled to move about energetically. Complaints of old age, or the prematurely aged, with weak, distended blood vessels. Hob-nailed liver of alcoholics. Goitre (Dr. Woakes) (Kali fluoride produced bronchocele in dogs). Early… Continue reading

Formalin

(Aqueous Solution (35 per cent) of Formaldehyde Gas)

Is a powerful disinfectant and deodorant; a potent poison. Prevents growth and kills almost any pathogenic micro-organism. It seems to have the peculiar property of eating into malignant tumors, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue uncharred and unchanged. A plug of cotton wool soaked in a 20 per cent solution of Formaldehyde, and applied for a few hours, will produce a necrotic… Continue reading

Formica Rufa (Myrmexine)

(Crushed Live Ants)

An arthritic medicine. Gout and articular rheumatism; pains worse, motion; better, pressure. Right side most affected. Chronic gout and stiffness in joints. Acute outbursts of gouty poisons, especially when assuming the neuralgic forms. Tuberculosis, carcinoma, and lupus; chronic nephritis. Complaints from overlifting. Apoplectic diseases. Has a marked deterrent influence on the formation of polypi.

Head
Vertigo. Headache with cracking in left ear. Brain feels too heavy… Continue reading

Fraxinus Americana

(White Ash)

Enlargement of the uterus. Fibrous growths, subinvolution, and prolapse. Uterine tumors, with bearing-down sensations. Fever sores on lips. Cramps in feet. Cold creeping and hot flashes. Infantile eczema.

Head
Throbbing pain in back of head. Depression, with nervous restlessness, anxiety. Hot spot on top of head.

Female
Uterus enlarged, and patulous. Watery, unirritating leucorrhea. Fibroids with bearing-down sensation, cramping in feet, worse in afternoon and night. Dysmenorrhea.… Continue reading

Fucus Vesiculosus

or simply Fucus

(Sea Kelp)

A remedy for obesity and non-toxic goitre; also exophthalmic. Digestion is furthered and flatulence diminished. Obstinate constipation; forehead feels as if compressed by an iron ring. Thyroid enlargement in obese subjects.

Relationship
Compare: Phytol; Thyroidine; Badiaga; Iodum.

Dose
Tincture, five to sixty drops three times a day before meals.

Reference: “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory”

Gallicum Acidum

(Gallic Acid)

Should be remembered as a remedy in phthisis. It checks the morbid secretions, gives tone to the stomach, and increases the appetite. Passive hemorrhages when pulse is feeble and capillaries relaxed, cold skin. Hematuria. Hemophilia. Itching of skin. Pyrosis.

Mind
Wild delirium at night; very restless, jumps out of bed; sweats; is afraid to be alone; is rude and abuses every one.

Head
Pain in back of… Continue reading