Ignatia AmaraSt. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Ignatia Amara may help, unprocessed Ignatia is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Ignatia in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Produces a marked hyperaesthenia of all the senses, and a tendency to clonic spasms. Mentally, The emotional element is uppermost, and co-ordination of function is interfered with. Hence, it is one of the chief remedies for hysteria. It is especially adapted to the nervous temperament - women of sensitive, easily excited nature, dark, mild disposition, quick to perceive, rapid in execution. Rapid change of mental and physical condition, opposite to each other. Great contradictions. Alert, nervous, apprehensive, rigid, trembling patients who suffer acutely in mind or body, at the same time made worse by drinking Coffea Cruda Coffee. The Superficial and erratic character of its symptoms is most characteristic. Effects of grief and worry. Cannot bear tobacco. Pain is small, circumscribed spots ( Oxalicum Acidum Oxal-ac.) The plague. Hiccough and hysterical vomiting.
Sixth to 200th potency.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, in the morning, open air, after meals, Coffea Cruda Coffee, smoking, liquids, external warmth.
BETTER, while eating, change of position.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Zincum Metallicum Zinc.; Kali Phosphoricum Kali-phos.; Sepia Sep.; Cimicifuga Racemosa Cimicif. Panacea arvensis - Poor man’s Merc Viv Mercury - (Sensitiveness over gastric region with hunger but an aversion to food).
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Changeable mood; introspective; silently brooding
Melancholic, sad, tearful
Sighing and sobbing
After shocks, grief, disappointment.
Aversions, dislikes; open air
Conscientious about things of little importance
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions
illusions of fantasy
Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
ailments from grief
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with anxiety
anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with fright
anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with silent grief
anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); from contradiction
love; silent grief
mood; alternating mood
mood; changeable, variable mood
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear
Ailments after death of part of body
Preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought; introspection
brooding (see anxiety, sadness)
Sighing (see respiration)
Talking, conversation; intolerant of contradiction
transient≡ more ...
Feels hollow, heavy; Worse, stooping
Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces
Headache as if a nail were driven out through the side
Cramp-like pain over root of nose
Congestive headaches following anger or grief; Worse, smoking or smelling tobacco, inclines head forward.
Pain, headache; from emotions; after a fright
from emotions; from grief
from emotions; nervous
piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides; as if side driven outward, feels better when lying on it≡ more ...
Asthenopia, with spasms of lids and neuralgic pain about eyes ( Nat Mur Nat-m.) Flickering zigzags.≡ more ...
Twitching of muscles of face and lips
Changes color when at rest.
Skin; discoloration; changing colour
discoloration; pale; during period
discoloration; red; evening
Sunken≡ more ...
Smell; acute, over sensitive
acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours
Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet≡ more ...
Easily bites inside of cheeks
Biting self; cheek when talking or chewing
Gums and teeth
Toothache; worse after drinking Coffea Cruda Coffee and smoking.
Constantly full of saliva
Biting self; tongue
Saliva; sour (see taste)
Taste; sour≡ more ...
Feeling of a lump in throat that cannot be swallowed
Tendency to choke, globus hystericus
Sore throat; stitches when not swallowing; better, eating something solid
Stitches between acts of swallowing
Stitches extend to ear ( Hep Sulph Calc Hep.) Tonsils inflamed, swollen, With small ulcers
Larynx (voice box); spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing
Sensation of something in throat; lump
lump; rising sensation
Irritation; increases the more one coughs
Pain; when not swallowing
sudden, sharp; when not swallowing
Spasms, convulsions etc.
Thrush≡ more ...
Anxiety; region of heart
Dry, spasmodic cough in quick successive shocks
Spasm of glottis (Calc Carb Calc.) Reflex coughs
Coughing increases the desire to cough
Hollow spasmodic cough, worse in the evening, little expectoration, leaving pain in trachea.
desire to breathe deeply
Shrill grating sound≡ more ...
From emotions; after stress
Hacking cough; evening
evening; in bed
evening; after lying down
Hollow; morning; on waking
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; increases the more one coughs
from irritation in air passages; in larynx
from irritation in air passages; in throat-pit
Sensation of sulphur fumes or vapour
Violent≡ more ...
Very sensitive to draft of air
Excoriation, especially around vagina and mouth.
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during fever≡ more ...
Stomach; Sour eructation
Cramps in stomach; worse slightest contact
Averse to ordinary diet; longs for great variety of indigestible articles
Craving for acid things
Sinking in stomach, relieved by taking a deep breath.
Rumbling in bowels
Weak feeling in upper abdomen
As if intestines were loose; as if intestines were hanging down
Pain; after intense emotions; after excitement
Complaints of spleen
Sense of weakness
Stomach; desires, cravings; indistinct, knows not what
disordered; not relieved by eating
sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed
indigestion; after grief
thirst; during chill
aversion to certain foods or drinks; tobacco; smoking (his accustomed cigar)
All-gone feeling in stomach; Much flatulence; hiccough≡ more ...
Itching and stitching up the rectum
Stools pass with difficulty; Painful constriction of anus after stool
Stitches in hemorrhoids during cough
Diarrhoea from fright
Stitches from anus deep into rectum
Hemorrhage and pain; worse when stool is loose
Pressure as of a sharp instrument from within outward.
Constriction, contraction, closure, etc.
Pain; after stool
sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; upward
during stool≡ more ...
Profuse, watery ( Acid Phos Phos-ac.)
Clear as water
Male; withered; penis
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; foreskin; on the margin
itching; penis; foreskin
pain; sore; penis; foreskin; margin
Feminine sexual frigidity
Suppression from grief.
Female; Menses, BLACK, too early, too profuse, or scanty
During menses great languor, with spasmodic pains in stomach and abdomen
Female; period; suppressed; from grief≡ more ...
Jerking of limbs
Pain in tendo-Achilles and calf
Ulcerative pain in soles.
Hands and feet; corns; burning
Movements and positions; jerking; falling asleep
after mental emotion
Perspiration; hand; palm≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chill, with thirst; not relieved by external heat
During fever, itching; nettle-rash all over body.
In the open air
Beginning in particular area; abdomen and extending from abdomen
Shaking, shivering, rigors
Warmth; warm room
Localised; front of body
afternoon; with redness without internal heat
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat
Desire to uncover
Warmth; covering≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Jerking of limbs on going to sleep
Insomnia from grief, cares, with itching of arms and violent yawning
Dreams continuing a long time; troubling him.
Dreams; mental exertion
Convulsions; convulsive movements
Sensation as if about to perspire, but no moisture appears
Aversion to open air
Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)
Change of position
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after emotions
Contradictory and alternating states
Eating and food; eating
hysterical (see hysteria)
Pain; constricting; internally
sudden, sharp; internally
Sensation of plug; internally
Pressure; on painless side
Sensitive; to pain
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater
twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)
Warm heater≡ more ...