Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Ironbelongs to Elements, family.
The English Names for this herb are Ferrum, Haematite, Iron Rust, Magnetic Iron.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Faulad, KHabs ul-Hadid.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Iron are Alterative, Astringent, Haematonic, Resolvent, Restorative, Tonic.


The Indications of Iron are Jaundice, Bleeding, Tuberculosis, Skin Diseases, Leucorrhoea, Anaemia, Constipation, Scrofula, Gonorrhoea, Chronic Fever, Haemoptysis, Haematuria, Enlarged Spleen, Enlarged abdominal Viscera, Chlorosis.

No Contra Indication information is available for Iron.


The Temperament of Iron is 1st order, warm and dry.

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
DOLABIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Iron is used in the preparation of Hab Khas, Hab Yarqan, Kushta Khubs al-Hadid, Ma'jun Finjnosh, Ma'jun Khubs al-Hadid, Ma'jun Maurawweh ul-Arwah, Qurs Silajit compounds.


Whole Herb125.000mg - 250.000mg

Herb's Description

Iron. Color is steel gray or black. Luster is metallic. Transparency is opaque. Crystal System is isometric; 4/m bar 3 2/m. Specific Gravity is 7.3-7.8 (heavy even for metallic). Other Characteristics: malleable, strongly attracted to magnets.

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Powder: Astringent


No information regarding Iron's substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Iron's Active constituents:


No information regarding Iron's antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

The patient taking iron should abstain from using sesame seeds , pulses and mustard seeds fried in clarified butter or oils. Its continuous use or large doses may produce dryness in the internal organs.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Iron. (work in progress)