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Materia Medica

The Iron Lady – Perceiving Ferrum Metallicum Female Personality

Abstract: Ferrum or iron is the most abundant element on earth after oxygen, silicon and aluminium. The old school has been giving iron for anemia throughout all tradition. They have given it in great quantities, in the form of the tincture of chloride and the carbonate. Homoeopathic proving of Ferrum Metallicum is time tested and empirical and is been used universally for various conditions. In this article, the emphasis is on understanding the female personality of Ferrum metallicum.
Keywords: Homoeopathy, Ferrum metallicum, Anemia, Female, Personality.
Introduction: Iron, the metal is one of the most common known metals to mankind since ancient times. Cosmologically, iron is said to have its origin from the explosion of a supernova, a giant star which ejected out most of its masses. It is believed that Mars, the god of war had imbued the metal with its strength. Iron is the strongest metal we all know of and so is Ferrum met personality. To emphasise on Ferrum met female, she is the constitutional type we get to see in this fast modern industrialised society. She is a reflection of strength, ambition, earnest and zeal.
IRON WILL: This iron lady possesses an iron will. She gathers courage to believe that she can succeed and leaves no stone unturned to make it a reality. She tries hard to turn all her mental blocks into building blocks that will lead her to success. She is in charge of how she feels, and she chooses to be positive. All you get when you are around a Ferrum met lady is positive vibes.
THE ACHIEVER: A Ferrum met lady is duty-bound. She need not necessarily be a businesswoman or the one holding a high profile job. She could be a housewife, a teacher, student or a politician. She could be anybody, but whatever she is, her duty is done with utmost sincerity and zeal with a passion to accomplish it. Nothing is impossible as the sky is the limit is the watchword for her success. They are unshakable and unstoppable.
THE UNYIELDING: Just like it’s impossible to bend iron, it is near impossible to change the ideas of a Ferrum met lady. She is unyielding and stubborn, believes in ideas which she does not change, no matter what.
SELF MADE: A Ferrum lady projects her self-identity. As an example, a Ferrum met lady after marriage may not change her surname to her husband’s surname (which is an age-old Indian custom). She prefers to have her own identity. But this does not mean, she does not value relationship. She does, but not at the cost of her self-respect and self-identity.
LEADER, NOT FOLLOWER: She does not follow the mass as she is not afraid to be different. She has staunch, deep unruffled convictions and she is confident that it will guide her and keep her in the right track. Ferrum met is very expressive about her emotions. It is not that a Ferrum met lady cannot cry, but she does not choose to.
Where does such a dynamic personality lack behind? – It is her hypersensitivity to the least contradiction. Ferrum met’s intolerance to contradiction makes her aggressive to an extent that she becomes quarrelsome.
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: Coming to the physical appearance of Ferrum met patient, they are weak and anaemic. Though anaemic, they do not appear to be, because of psuedo-plethora that is flushing of the face.
SYMBOLIC ANALOGY OF FERRUM METALLICUM
COMPARING FERRUM METALLICUM WITH OTHER WELL-KNOWN REMEDIES
Ferrum Metallicum & Aurum Metallicum

Industrious and conscientious with strong will power and self-confidence, duty-bound and accomplishes the task with sincerity and confidence, contended with her work. Aurum met too is duty-bound and industrious, but there is a baseless feeling that he has lost or failed in is duty. Feeling of guilt which is marked, utter lack of confidence.
Ferrum Metallicum & Silicea
Has self-image, does not lose self-identity and performs well. Even Silicia projects self-identity and performs well, but will be a little hesitant and slow to start
Ferrum Metallicum & Lycopodium
Serious, dominating with leadership qualities. Obstinate and ambitious, difficult to shake confidence, criticizes only when her image is at stake. Ferrum is realistic. Dominating and obstinate, but out of proportion, offers criticism to everybody. Theoretician, fanciful and speculative.
Ferrum Metallicum & Pulsatilla
Difficult to bend like iron, projects self-identity, anaemic and weak Bends easily like a branch of windflower, lack self-identity, anaemic and weak.
Ferrum Metallicum & Platina
Haughty, but sober and firm. Criticizes only as an act of defence. Heightened ego, unmasked and uncovered, becomes malicious.
Ferrum Metallicum & Natrum Muriaticum
Quarrelsome without being hateful, fights back and shows great obstinacy about her viewpoint, does not suppress. Revengeful, suppress emotions and becomes hateful, which is not expressed. Avoids argument to prevent disputes.
Conclusion: The very word Ferrum suggests anaemia, and possibly to many of us nothing else. But it is important to understand the other miraculous action of Ferrum metallicum predominantly on a female when given holistically. The personality of the foresaid reminds me of Margaret Thatcher and Indira Gandhi, who exhibited a sense of dignity and unshakiness in the history.
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