Formica rufa(Mother Tincture)

Tincture from crushed live ants.

Common Name:  Formica , The Ants, Myrmexine

Causes & Symptoms for Formica rufa

  • The pains appear suddenly, and dart from place to place, Formica rufa is useful for arthritic complaints of Joints.
  • Spasms occurring in the body with trembling sensation indicates Formica rufa.
  • Burning pain, burning from washing, renewed burning from cold washing.
  • Great liability to take cold, consequences of cold and wet, cold bathing, damp weather.

Mind and Head

Formica rufa is for morose, fearful, apprehensive people.

Dullness, pressure on both sides between temples and ears. Itching of scalp.

In morning, headache in posterior, upper and inner part of head, worse drinking coffee indicates Formica rufa.

Sensation as if brain is too heavy and large.

Eyes, ear, nose

Twitching of upper eyelid, pain in eye when awakes, better by washing, sensitiveness of right ear and temple is relieved with Formica rufa

Severe neuralgic pains between posterior of right ear and center of occiput.

Swollen and tender around with burning, soreness behind the right ear. Better from taking right hand and rubbing gently behind right ear.

It can be used for the complaints of Polyps.

Mouth and Throat

Sore throat in morning, with much mucus.

Dry, sore throat, cough worse at night, constrictive pain in chest is relieved with Formica rufa.

Stomach and abdomen

Burning pain in stomach, constant pressure at cardiac end of stomach, and a burning pain there.

Flatulence with dull pain in the spleen.

Stool and Anus

Constipation and sensation of constriction in sphincter.

Painful desire in anus and rectum for stool, is relieved with Formica rufa.

Urinary complaints

Much urging with albuminous urine, bloody urine, dribbling of urine is relieved with Formica rufa.

Male complaints

Scanty ejaculation with incomplete erection.

Female complaints

Menses appear early, Lack of milk with nursing women, bearing-down pain in back, stitches in region of left nipple.

Neck and Back

Hot irons better pain in neck. Pain from neck up to back of head.

Severe pain across sacrum and dorsum of each hand indicates Formica rufa.


Itching in armpits in morning, Bruised pain in hips at night, causing him to change from side to side.

Weakness of lower extremities, stiffness and contraction of joints is relieved with Formica rufa.


Nodes around joints with redness, itching of the skin,nettle rash.


Sweat during night, sweat without relief indicates Formica rufa.

Headache, vomiting with headache, pain in eyes, stitches in ears.

Side effects of Formica rufa 

There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given. 

It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc. 

Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.

Dosage and rules while taking Formica rufa

Take 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.

We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.

Precautions while taking Formica rufa

Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.

If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use. 

Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication. 

Dr. Reckeweg Formica Rufa 3X (20ml)

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