Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.8.2 Ferrum lacticum
‘A persistant little girl’
Ferrum lacticum is a new remedy.
Firm Little girl
A persistent little girl.
A disciplined little girl.
A solid baby.
Persistant in their dependence.
Fighting the fact you are a girl.
A soldier who depends on others.
Picture of Ferrum lacticum
Essence: a persistant little girl.
A persistant little girl
The adult may be very persistant on the one hand, and on the other hand they can behave like a little girl. One moment very resolute and the other moment childishly dependent.
Fighting the fact you are still a girl
They want to be big and grown up and they get very angry if you call them ‘little girl’.
Persistent in their dependence
When they are still little they can be very persistent in letting you know how dependent they still are. If the mother wants to go out the little girl may get very angry and hold on to the mother, making sure the mother can’t leave without her. Even as a baby they can get very angry, especially when they have got to wait before they are fed.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation, cerebral haemorrhage, crowds, death, accidents, people; easily frightened, alone.
Dreams: unsuccessful efforts, paralysis, straight lines, battles, fights, contests, war, water, falling, dead people, dead friends.
Delusions: large open spaces, criminals, poisoned, war.
Mood: happy, restless, gloomy.
Irritability: quarrelsome, cursing, insulting, choleric, < noise, < pain, < opposition, about food, < contradiction.
Contacts: <- company.
Professions: soldier, midwife, secretary, blacksmith, builder.
Causes: opposition, contradiction, criticism, quarrels, suppressed will, injustice, stopping breast feeding, starting school, moving house.
Type: red hair.
Weather: warm, < heat, outside; hot flushes.
Time: < 3 am and 5 pm.
Desires: sweet, milk, tomatoes, meat.
Aversion: egg, tomatoes, nuts, milk.
Food: < eggs, tomatoes,sour, tea, beer, fat, meat; <> eating (2), sweet.
Menses: profuse(3), large clots.
Physical: > slow movement, > exertion; < noise, rustling of paper.
Vertigo, trembling < wine, getting up.
Headache every 14 days.
Red cheeks, < wine.
Cough, mucus, hyperventilation.
Anaemia (3), from lack of iron. Low and high bloodpressure.
Mammae painful, swollen, nipples painful, < before menses. Mammae small and insensitive, like a little girl’s. Too much or too little milk, inflammations of mammae.
Stomach complaints, vomiting without nausea. Diabetes.
Hypoglycaemia (3!); nausea > eating (3).
Shoulder pains (3). Restless feet.
Skin: eczema in folds of skin.
DD: Carbon series, Iron series, Stage 1, 8, 10 and 16, Arnica, Rumex, Sulphur.