Author: Jan Scholten
Homeopathy and the Elements
4.8.4 Ferrum silicatum
Ferrum silicatum is a new remedy.
Durable Family image
Soldier Home At home
Beatings Timid Fragile
An image of perseverance.
Firm about your image.
Firm together with family.
Firm against the family.
A family image of perseverance.
A disciplined family.
persevering for your home.
Working hard for the family business.
A durable home.
Father is a soldier.
Picture of Ferrum silicatum
Essence: an image of perseverance.
An image of perseverance
They like to have the image of someone who perseveres. They work hard and once they have started something they will carry on until the end. They are very responsible and perfectonist and won’t admit defeat. Although they work hard, it is as if this doesn’t come from within, but is only an image they want to present to the world, the image of someone who doesn’t give up.
Firm together with the family
They don’t want to let the family down, they feel that it is expected of them that they will manage. So they have to carry on to make sure the family image remains intact.
Firm against your family
Their family often puts them under great pressure and they are too fragile to resist. They are too shy to stand up against their forceful colleagues or friends. Or they let the family walk all over them or hurt them. They have great difficulty showing their vulnerability, feeling they will be trampled.
A family image of perseverance
They often grew up in a forceful family. Father could have been a soldier, he was firm and disciplined, telling the children that life was all about pushing yourself. ‘Our family doesn’t give up’. Life was run along strict disciplines, as if they were in the army. The house was kept in a similarly immaculate order.
They come across as being very obstinate, but this is often a bit forced. They appear to be very strong, but this is no more than an outward show. Inside they are shy, vulnerable and modest.
Failure through fragility
They are very afraid of failure. They tend to force themselves until they are at breaking point. And when they do fail they worry that others will no longer like them, that their family and friends won’t accept them anymore. They are afraid that nobody wants to know such a ‘weakling’.
Fears: failure, criticism, opposition, observed, anticipation, cerebral haemorrhage, crowds, death, accidents, beatings, people, needles, injections, trifles, narrow spaces, not waking up from sleep, failure, exams; easily frightened.
Dreams: unsuccessful efforts, paralysis, straight lines, battles, fights, contests, war, water, falling, dead people, dead friends, crystal, ice, mirrors, clairvoyant, cobwebs, needles, friends, school friends, family.
Delusions: large, open environment, criminals, poisoned, war.
Mood: happy, restless, gloomy.
Irritability: quarrelsome, cursing, insulting, choleric, < noise, < pain, < contradiction, < opposition, about food.
Mental: precise, punctual, mathematical, attention to details, forgetful, clairvoyant, sluggish.
Type: refined, delicate, aristocratic, artistic.
Contacts: sympathetic, <- company.
Professions: soldier, midwife, secretary, blacksmith, builder.
Causes: opposition, contradiction, criticism, quarrels, suppressed will, injustice, loss of parents, family, friends.
Build: thin, tall, fragile, red hair, looking old.
Weather: cold (3), blue with cold, blue/purple nails << cold, < cold water, heat; < draught (3), < outside.
Perspiration: profuse, stinking foot sweat(3!); night sweats.
Time: < 3 and 11 am; < full moon; < winter, December.
Desires: tomatoes, meat.
Aversion: milk (3), mothers milk (3), salt, meat, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, nuts.
Food: < tomatoes, sour, beer, fat, meat, fat, milk (3), broccoli, alcohol, fasting.
Menses: profuse (3), large clots.
Sleep: light, much tossing and turning, sleeplessness.
Physical: > slow movement, > exertion, < noise, rustling of papers; << massage, magnetising; < coition, < soap.
Pains: stitching, as of splinters or needles. Hair sensations.
Discharges: thick, yellow, hard, smelling of old cheese, difficult to dislodge.
Inflammations: chronic, obstinate, hard; abscesses.
Epilepsy, petit mal. Dizziness < wine and getting up. Paralysis.
Headache every 14 days.
Red cheeks, < wine.
Colds, sinusitis, swelling of glands.
Teeth: caries, crooked, large incisors; < dentition.
Anaemia (3), from iron deficiency, low and high bloodpressure.
Stomach problems, vomiting without nausea. Diabetes.
Diarrhoea < eating.
Constipation with hard stools which slip back.
Arthritis. Back problems, scoliosis. Bones brittle, little elasticity; rickets; exostoses. Shoulder problems (3).
Skin sensitive, thin, cracking; scars, keloids, acne, eczema.
Hair thin, brittle, grey with a sticking up forelock.
Nails brittle, crumbling, fungus, yellow, black, brown, ingrowing, white spots.
DD: Silicon series, Iron series, Stage 8 and 10.