Author: Jan Scholten
Ferrum is a very well known remedy.
The name is derived from the Latin word ferrum which means iron. It is the fourth most common element on earth and it is the basic material of all forms of steel. It has been used since prehistoric times, since the Iron age to be precise.
It has traditionally been used for the manufacture of both weapons and tools and these two words are exactly the words we can use to describe the main themes of Ferrum: i.e. fighting and performing your task.
Ferrum is the ideal material for the construction of tools: machines, vehicles, furniture, bridges, nails and screws. We couldn’t imagine our present day technical society without iron. It has been combined with all sorts of elements in more than a thousand different alloys which are all called ‘steel’ of some form or another.
Magnetism is another very important property of iron.