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Ignatia Amara

St. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara

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HPUS indication of Ignatia Amara: Sadness
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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.

  GENERAL - Ignatia Amara

General

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.

Dose

Sixth to 200th potency.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Ignatia Amara

Worse

WORSE, in the morning, open air, after meals, Coffea Cruda Coffee, smoking, liquids, external warmth.

Better

BETTER, while eating, change of position.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Ignatia Amara

Compare

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).

Complementary

Complementary: Coffea Tosta Coffea; Nux Vomica Nux; Tabacum Tab Ac.

Antidotes

Antidotes: Pulsatilla Puls.; Chamomilla Cham.; Cocculus Indicus Cocc.

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  MIND - Ignatia Amara

Mind

Changeable mood; introspective; silently brooding

Melancholic, sad, tearful

Not communicative

Sighing and sobbing

After shocks, grief, disappointment.

Aversions, dislikes; open air

company

Conscientious about things of little importance

Consolation

Conversation

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions

illusions of fantasy

Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger

fright

ailments from grief

disappointed love

Mental exertion

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

impatience

inconstancy

indecisive

irritability; consolation

laughing

involuntarily

spasmodic

love; silent grief

mood; alternating mood

mood; changeable, variable mood

quarrelsome, argumentative

sentimental

sensitive, oversensitive

unhappy; despair

during chill

unhappy; grief

silent

unhappy; sadness, mental depression

during chill

weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting)

involuntary

Hysteria

fainting

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear

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

Unconsciousness

after emotion

transient

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  HEAD - Ignatia Amara

Feels hollow, heavy; Worse, stooping

Pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces

Headache

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

in forehead

sides; right

piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides; as if side driven outward, feels better when lying on it

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  EYES - Ignatia Amara

Eyes

Asthenopia, with spasms of lids and neuralgic pain about eyes ( Nat Mur Nat-m.) Flickering zigzags.

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  FACE - Ignatia Amara

Face

Twitching of muscles of face and lips

Changes color when at rest.

Distortion

Perspiration

Skin; discoloration; changing colour

discoloration; pale; during period

discoloration; red; evening

Sunken

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  NOSE - Ignatia Amara

Nose

Smell; acute, over sensitive

acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours

Discharge

Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet

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  MOUTH - Ignatia Amara

Mouth

Easily bites inside of cheeks

Biting self; cheek when talking or chewing

Gums and teeth

Toothache; worse after drinking Coffea Cruda Coffee and smoking.

Saliva

Constantly full of saliva

Dryness

Tongue

Biting self; tongue

Taste

Sour taste

Saliva; sour (see taste)

Taste; sour

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  THROAT - Ignatia Amara

Throat

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

follicular tonsillitis.

Larynx (voice box); spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing

Choking, constricting

evening

gullet

Sensation of something in throat; lump

lump; rising sensation

sulphur vapour

Inflammation; follicular

Irritation; increases the more one coughs

larynx

throat-pit

Pain; when not swallowing

sore

sudden, sharp; when not swallowing

Spasms, convulsions etc.

Thrush

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  CHEST - Ignatia Amara

Chest

Anxiety; region of heart

Constriction, tension

spasmodic

Oppressed feeling

Respiration

Dry, spasmodic cough in quick successive shocks

Spasm of glottis (Calc Carb Calc.) Reflex coughs

Coughing increases the desire to cough

Much sighing

Hollow spasmodic cough, worse in the evening, little expectoration, leaving pain in trachea.

Deep

desire to breathe deeply

Sighing

Shrill grating sound

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  COUGH - Ignatia Amara

Cough

Evening

in bed

Coughing

Dry cough

evening

From emotions; after stress

Hacking cough; evening

evening; in bed

evening; after lying down

Hollow; morning; on waking

evening

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

Racking

Short

evening

Sensation of sulphur fumes or vapour

Violent

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  SKIN - Ignatia Amara

Skin

Itching, nettle-rash

Very sensitive to draft of air

Excoriation, especially around vagina and mouth.

Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during fever

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  ABDOMEN - Ignatia Amara

Abdomen

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

Throbbing in abdomen ( Aloe Socotrina Aloe; Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang.) Colicky, griping pains in one or both sides of 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

disordered; sighing

burping, belching

flabbiness

sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed

indigestion; after grief

thirst; during chill

Eating

aversion to certain foods or drinks; tobacco; smoking (his accustomed cigar)

Flatus

All-gone feeling in stomach; Much flatulence; hiccough

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Ignatia Amara

Rectum

Itching and stitching up the rectum

Prolapse

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.

painful

after stool

Haemorrhoids; internal

walking

Pain; after stool

griping

pressing (pressure)

soreness

after stool

sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; upward

Prolapse

evening

during stool

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  GENITALS ETC - Ignatia Amara

Urine

Profuse, watery ( Acid Phos Phos-ac.)

Clear as water

Male

Male; withered; penis

excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; foreskin; on the margin

itching; penis; foreskin

pain; sore; penis; foreskin; margin

retraction; penis

Genitals

Feminine sexual frigidity

Suppression from grief.

Male; shrivelled

Menses

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

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Ignatia Amara

Extremities, limbs

Jerking of limbs

Pain in tendo-Achilles and calf

Ulcerative pain in soles.

Hands and feet; corns; burning

corns; sore

Movements and positions; jerking; falling asleep

twitching

Paralysis; hysterical

after mental emotion

Perspiration; hand; palm

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Ignatia Amara

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

Changing type

External

in spots

Shaking, shivering, rigors

evening

Single parts

Warmth; warm room

external warmth

Afternoon

Localised; front of body

Attacks changing

With chill

External heat

afternoon; with redness without internal heat

with chilliness

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat

Desire to uncover

Warmth; covering

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  GENERALITIES - Ignatia Amara

Sleep and dreams

Very light

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

Yawning

Convulsions

Convulsions; convulsive movements

from fright

hysterical

internal

after punishment

Perspiration

Hot

Sensation as if about to perspire, but no moisture appears

Single parts

Generalities

Aversion to open air

Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)

Change of position

Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after emotions

Constriction; internally

Contradictory and alternating states

Eating and food; eating

coffee

sweets

Faintness, fainting

on excitement

hysterical (see hysteria)

Flabby feeling

Pain; constricting; internally

jerking; internally

pinching; internally

sudden, sharp; internally

Sensation of plug; internally

Pressure; on painless side

Sensitive; to pain

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater

Tobacco

Twitching

twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)

Warm heater

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