Schuessler Salt No. 3: Ferrum phosphoricum

Schuessler Salt No. 3 Ferrum phosphoricum (iron phosphate) is used for first aid. It is said to support the binding of oxygen to the red blood cells, which then transport it to all cells in the body. Ferrum phosphoricum is also said to strengthen the body’s resistance, especially when the first signs of illness appear. 

Characteristic causes of a lack of Ferrum phosphoricum

According to the theory favored by certain compulsive character structures. For example, the constant urge to have to deal with everything and everyone drains the supplies of Ferrum phosphoricum. A permanent and inappropriate defensive attitude towards the apparently problematic and resistant world deprives people of a lot of Ferrum phosphoricum. Anyone who frequently “runs into walls” or wants to impose their view or speed on others is said to lose a lot of Ferrum phosphoricum. Schuessler Salt No. 3 is intended to stimulate the body to absorb and store more Ferrum phosphoricum.

On the other hand, those who manage to deal with the world in a level-headed manner and allow their fellow human beings their own pace in this regard should reduce their consumption of Ferrum phosphoricum.

Signs of deficiency on the face

If there is a lack of Ferrum phosphoricum, the experienced therapist should recognize the signs on the face. The following changes should be characteristics of a deficit that Schuessler Salt No. 3 should remedy:

  • bluish to black colored nose bridge inside (i.e. in the area of ​​the inner corner of the eye)
  • patchy flushing of the face, especially on the ears, cheeks and forehead

Symptoms and diseases of Ferrum phosphoricum deficiency

People with a deficiency Ferrum phosphoricum is recommended for the following diseases or symptoms:

  • Iron metabolism disorders
  • Inflammation such as otitis media
  • Wounds, abrasions and cuts, burns
  • low fever (up to 38.8°C)
  • all infectious and acute diseases in the initial stages
  • general throbbing pain, also toothache, earache or headache
  • Difficulty concentrating, poor memory
  • Noise in the ear, tinnitus
  • intolerance to the sun
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • circulatory disorders

Schuessler Salt No. 3. Ferrum phosphoricum D12 should therefore be used, among other things, as a painkiller and anti-inflammatory, for wound healing and bleeding control. Schuessler Salt No. 3. Ferrum phosphoricum should be taken as a preventive measure to support the body’s general resistance and ability to concentrate. In addition, this Schuessler salt is said to prevent or alleviate hay fever.

For weakened people or for those who are active in sports, Ferrum phosphoricum D12 is said to be an important agent that contributes to improving the oxygen supply.

Application of Ferrum phosphoricum

Iron phosphate as Schuessler salt is used internally and externally.

Internal use of Ferrum phosphoricum

The usual potentization of Schuessler Salt No. 3 is D12. The Ferrum phosphoricum dosage, i.e. how many tablets are taken per day, depends on the severity of the deficiency. The best thing to do is to ask a pharmacist or therapist who has experience with Schuessler salt.

External use of Ferrum phosphoricum

The use of Schuessler Salt No. 3 in the form of ointments is said to help with joint inflammation, wounds, abrasions or cuts, bruises and sprains as well as insect bites.

If treatment with Ferrum phosphoricum ointment does not work for symptoms such as inflammation of the joints or burns, an ointment with Schuessler salt No. 4 (potassium chloratum) should be used to support the treatment.

Other important information about Ferrum phosphoricum

Ferrum phosphoricum can be used both internally and externally for a short-term effect. A longer-term effect should be achieved with internal use (e.g. against inflammation).

With a sufficient dosage of Ferrum phosphoricum D12, an improvement should set in quickly. The earlier it is used, the faster it should relieve symptoms such as mild fever and pain.


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