Acidum Formicicum in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Acidum formicicum?

Acidum formicicum is one of the mood-altering agents in homeopathic therapy. It is used in neural therapy, for joint inflammation, rheumatism, immune deficiencies and itchy skin eczema.

It is used for allergic asthma, allergies and food intolerance, as well as for stomach ulcers and chronic kidney inflammation.

leading symptoms

  • Pain gets better with movement and pressure
  • Pain worse on right side of body
  • Sudden onset of symptoms
  • decrease in eyesight
  • Tremble
  • weakness
  • Sensitivity to cold and wet

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need acidum formicicum?

Acidum formicicum shows a pronounced, foul-smelling night sweat. One feels deeply exhausted, weak, generally ill, reacts sensitively to wet and cold. The eyes water constantly, there is a runny nose, one coughs rough and dry, breathes gaspingly. The skin reacts to intolerance with itchy rashes. You suffer from migraine attacks, stabbing stomach pains, nausea and flatulence. The joints are painful, tearing, worn out, inflamed. Pain moves from left to right with increasing intensity, pain relief occurs in reverse order.

Acidum formicicum patients are mentally very active, but cannot possibly engage in mental activity during the night. Bad news causes excitement and physical discomfort. Your mood is very changeable and ranges from irritability to restlessness to sadness. They keep their thoughts on unpleasant events for a long time.

Acidum formicicum children are unpredictable and moody. They tend to be overly ambitious and are notoriously competitive with other children. They compare themselves strongly to others and constantly encourage competition. The children fear for the family and have a great aversion to change.


Acidum formicicum is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:Improvement:

  • warmth
  • print
  • heat
  • Quiet


  • cold
  • wetness
  • Move
  • weather change

What are typical areas of application for Acidum formicicum?

  • hay fever
  • rheumatic diseases
  • gout
  • lumbago
  • hives

Areas of application in detail


Asthmatic cough with shortness of breath, itchy eyes, skin rashes, flatulence and diarrhea caused by allergies to animal dander, house dust, mold and food.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Physical and mental inefficiency, one constantly feels weak and overtired, has regular headaches . The immune system is weakened, people are prone to infections and often have nerve pain .

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

joint and back pain

For chronic inflammation of the joints and pain caused by overloading or misalignment.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

body odor/sweat

Regular night sweats that smell unpleasant.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Tearing, stabbing pains in the limbs, moving from right to left. The muscles tremble. There is no rheumatic fever .

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

application information

Dosage forms of Acidum formicicum

Injections from D4 upwards are preferred, but classic globules are also administered.

Acidum formicium dosage

The healing process indicates how often Acidum formicium should be applied. For acute treatment, one dose (5 globules) in the potency 6X or 12X is given three to five times a day. Alternatively, a dose of the potency D30 dissolved in water can be given. Higher potencies should be avoided in lay homeopathy.

Acidum formicicum effect

Acidum formicicum acts on the respiratory tract, the musculoskeletal system and the skin.

Acidum formicium during pregnancy

The administration of Acidum formicium focuses on allergies, which can be aggravated or occur for the first time as a result of the weakened immune system during pregnancy. These mainly include animal dander, food and pollen allergies, which manifest themselves in asthmatic symptoms and skin rashes. With homeopathic support, Acidum formicium can be used during pregnancy in higher potencies if the therapy is focused on prophylaxis.

Acidum formicicum for the baby

Acidum formicicum is mainly used in the treatment of diarrhea and whooping cough in babies.
Diarrhea usually occurs early in the morning and is accompanied by cramping pains. Before the symptoms appear, the babies are very chilly. Heat relieves pain.
The typical attack of whooping cough is accompanied by retching. The cough and shortness of breath improve in the fresh air.

Acidum formicicum for dogs, horses and cats

The spectrum of application of Acidum formicicum in animals includes rheumatic diseases of muscles and joints, allergies, skin rashes and diseases of the respiratory tract.
The symptoms usually appear suddenly and severely after the animals have been in the cold for a long time or have gotten wet. The symptoms begin on the left and migrate to the right side as the disease progresses. The animals tire quickly and are generally very weak.

Side effects of acidum formicium

Symptoms may temporarily worsen. If these do not subside within a short period of time, a day at most, or if they continue to worsen, Acidum formicium is probably not the right remedy. If hypersensitivity to the original substance is known, a doctor, naturopath or homeopath should be consulted.

Similar means

Rhus toxicodendron

Both Rhus toxicodendron and Acidum formicicum are closely related to rheumatic complaints. In the case of rheumatic pain, which responds well to Rhus toxicodendron, deterioration through movement is the main concern. Pain is better with rest, then worsens at the beginning of movement and lessens with continued movement.

Urtica urens

Both Acidum formicicum and Urtica urens are helpful for allergic skin reactions. Both remedies are indicated for reddened, itchy and burning skin. Urtica urens is also indicated if blisters form as part of the allergic reaction.

Typical potencies: The remedy is often used in potencies 6X, 12X and 30X.

fabric type: animal poison


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