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Ignatia Amara

St. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara


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Below are the strongest indications of Ignatia Amara based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

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 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 ( Oxal-ac.) The plague. Hiccough and hysterical vomiting.
BETTER, while eating, change of position.
WORSE, in the morning, open air, after meals, Coffee, smoking, liquids, external warmth.
Relationships
Compare: Zinc.; Kali-phos.; Sep.; Cimicif. Panacea arvensis - Poor man’s Mercury - (Sensitiveness over gastric region with hunger but an aversion to food).
Complementary: Coffea; Nux; Tab Ac.
Antidotes: Puls.; Cham.; Cocc.
Dose
Sixth to 200th potency.

    MIND (click for more)

After shocks, grief, disappointment.
Sighing and sobbing
Changeable mood; introspective; silently brooding
Melancholic, sad, tearful
mind; ailments after death of part of body;
mind; aversions, dislikes; company;
mind; aversions, dislikes; open air;
mind; conscientious about things of little importance;
mind; consolation;
mind; conversation;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions;
mind; delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; illusions of fantasy;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); from contradiction;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with anxiety;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with fright;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with silent grief;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impatience;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; inconstancy;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indecisive;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability; consolation;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; laughing;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; laughing; involuntarily;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; laughing; spasmodic;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; love; silent grief;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; alternating mood;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; mood; changeable, variable mood;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; quarrelsome, argumentative;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sentimental;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; despair; during chill;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; grief;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; grief; silent;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during chill;
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting);
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; weeping, crying, tearful mood (lamenting); involuntary;
mind; hysteria;
mind; hysteria; fainting;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; fear;
mind; mental exertion;
mind; preoccupied; absorbed, buried in thought; introspection;
mind; preoccupied; brooding (see anxiety, sadness);
mind; sighing (see respiration);
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; ailments from grief;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; anger;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; disappointed love;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; fright;
mind; talking, conversation; intolerant of contradiction;
mind; unconsciousness;
mind; unconsciousness; after emotion;
mind; unconsciousness; transient;
Not communicative

    HEAD (click for more)

Headache as if a nail were driven out through the side
Congestive headaches following anger or grief; Worse, smoking or smelling tobacco, inclines head forward.
Cramp-like pain over root of nose
Feels hollow, heavy; Worse, stooping
head; pain, headache; as if crushed shattered, beaten to pieces;
head; pain, headache; from emotions; after a fright;
head; pain, headache; from emotions; from grief;
head; pain, headache; from emotions; nervous;
head; pain, headache; in forehead;
head; pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides; as if side driven outward, feels better when lying on it;
head; pain, headache; sides; right;

    EYE (click for more)

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

    NOSE (click for more)

nose; running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet;
nose; smell; acute, over sensitive;
nose; smell; acute, over sensitive; sensitive to strong odours;

    FACE (click for more)

Twitching of muscles of face and lips
Changes color when at rest.
face; distortion;
face; perspiration;
face; skin; discoloration; changing colour;
face; skin; discoloration; pale; during period;
face; skin; discoloration; red; evening;
face; sunken;

    MOUTH (click for more)

Easily bites inside of cheeks
Sour taste
Constantly full of saliva
mouth; biting self; cheek when talking or chewing;
mouth; biting self; tongue;
mouth; dryness;
mouth; saliva; sour (see taste);
mouth; taste; sour;
Toothache; worse after drinking Coffee and smoking.

    THROAT (click for more)

Feeling of a lump in throat that cannot be swallowed
follicular tonsillitis.
Sore throat; stitches when not swallowing; better, eating something solid
Stitches between acts of swallowing
Stitches extend to ear ( Hep.) Tonsils inflamed, swollen, With small ulcers
Tendency to choke, globus hystericus
throat; choking, constricting;
throat; choking, constricting; evening;
throat; choking, constricting; gullet;
throat; inflammation; follicular;
throat; irritation; increases the more one coughs;
throat; irritation; larynx;
throat; irritation; throat-pit;
throat; larynx (voice box); spasm in vocal cords, stopping breathing;
throat; pain; sore;
throat; pain; sudden, sharp; when not swallowing;
throat; pain; when not swallowing;
throat; sensation of something in throat; lump;
throat; sensation of something in throat; lump; rising sensation;
throat; sensation of something in throat; sulphur vapour;
throat; spasms, convulsions etc.;
throat; thrush;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Rumbling in bowels
Sinking in stomach, relieved by taking a deep breath.
abdomen; as if intestines were loose; as if intestines were hanging down;
abdomen; complaints of spleen;
abdomen; pain; after intense emotions; after excitement;
abdomen; sense of weakness;
abdomen; stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; tobacco; smoking (his accustomed cigar);
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; indistinct, knows not what;
abdomen; stomach; disordered; not relieved by eating;
abdomen; stomach; disordered; sighing;
abdomen; stomach; flabbiness;
abdomen; stomach; indigestion; after grief;
abdomen; stomach; sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed;
abdomen; stomach; thirst; during chill;
All-gone feeling in stomach; Much flatulence; hiccough
Averse to ordinary diet; longs for great variety of indigestible articles
Cramps in stomach; worse slightest contact
Craving for acid things
Stomach; Sour eructation
Throbbing in abdomen ( Aloe; Sang.) Colicky, griping pains in one or both sides of abdomen.
Weak feeling in upper abdomen

    RECTUM (click for more)

Stitches in hemorrhoids during cough
Stools pass with difficulty; Painful constriction of anus after stool
Pressure as of a sharp instrument from within outward.
Prolapse
Diarrhoea from fright
Hemorrhage and pain; worse when stool is loose
Itching and stitching up the rectum
rectum; constriction, contraction, closure, etc.;
rectum; constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; after stool;
rectum; constriction, contraction, closure, etc.; painful;
rectum; haemorrhoids; internal;
rectum; haemorrhoids; walking;
rectum; pain; after stool;
rectum; pain; griping;
rectum; pain; pressing (pressure);
rectum; pain; soreness;
rectum; pain; soreness; after stool;
rectum; pain; sudden, sharp; extending to other parts; upward;
rectum; prolapse;
rectum; prolapse; during stool;
rectum; prolapse; evening;
Stitches from anus deep into rectum

    URINE (click for more)

Profuse, watery ( Phos-ac.)
urine; clear as water;

    GENITALS (click for more)

During menses great languor, with spasmodic pains in stomach and abdomen
Female; Menses, BLACK, too early, too profuse, or scanty
Feminine sexual frigidity
genitals; female; period; suppressed; from grief;
genitals; male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; foreskin; on the margin;
genitals; male; itching; penis; foreskin;
genitals; male; pain; sore; penis; foreskin; margin;
genitals; male; retraction; penis;
genitals; male; shrivelled;
genitals; male; withered; penis;
Suppression from grief.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Hollow spasmodic cough, worse in the evening, little expectoration, leaving pain in trachea.
Much sighing
Coughing increases the desire to cough
Dry, spasmodic cough in quick successive shocks
respiration; deep;
respiration; deep; desire to breathe deeply;
respiration; shrill grating sound;
respiration; sighing;
Spasm of glottis (Calc.) Reflex coughs

    COUGH (click for more)

cough; coughing;
cough; dry cough;
cough; dry cough; evening;
cough; evening;
cough; evening; in bed;
cough; from emotions; after stress;
cough; hacking cough; evening;
cough; hacking cough; evening; after lying down;
cough; hacking cough; evening; in bed;
cough; hollow; evening;
cough; hollow; morning; on waking;
cough; racking;
cough; sensation of sulphur fumes or vapour;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in throat-pit;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; increases the more one coughs;
cough; short;
cough; short; evening;
cough; violent;

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; anxiety; region of heart;
chest; constriction, tension;
chest; constriction, tension; spasmodic;
chest; oppressed feeling;

    BACK (click for more)

back; stiffness; neck;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

extremities, limbs; hands and feet; corns; burning;
extremities, limbs; hands and feet; corns; sore;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; jerking; falling asleep;
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; twitching;
extremities, limbs; paralysis; after mental emotion;
extremities, limbs; paralysis; hysterical;
extremities, limbs; perspiration; hand; palm;
Jerking of limbs
Pain in tendo-Achilles and calf
Ulcerative pain in soles.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Dreams continuing a long time; troubling him.
Insomnia from grief, cares, with itching of arms and violent yawning
Jerking of limbs on going to sleep
sleep; dreams; mental exertion;
sleep; yawning;
Very light

    CHILL (click for more)

chill;
chill; beginning in particular area; abdomen and extending from abdomen;
chill; changing type;
chill; external;
chill; external; in spots;
chill; in the open air;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors;
chill; shaking, shivering, rigors; evening;
chill; single parts;
chill; warmth; external warmth;
chill; warmth; warm room;

    FEVER (click for more)

Chill, with thirst; not relieved by external heat
During fever, itching; nettle-rash all over body.
fever; afternoon;
fever; attacks changing;
fever; desire to uncover;
fever; external heat;
fever; external heat; afternoon; with redness without internal heat;
fever; external heat; with chilliness;
fever; localised; front of body;
fever; stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat;
fever; warmth; covering;
fever; with chill;

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration; hot;
perspiration; sensation as if about to perspire, but no moisture appears;
perspiration; single parts;

    SKIN (click for more)

Excoriation, especially around vagina and mouth.
Itching, nettle-rash
skin; out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; during fever;
Very sensitive to draft of air

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; aversion to open air;
generalities; blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; after emotions;
generalities; change of position;
generalities; constriction; internally;
generalities; contradictory and alternating states;
generalities; convulsions; after punishment;
generalities; convulsions; convulsive movements;
generalities; convulsions; from fright;
generalities; convulsions; hysterical;
generalities; convulsions; internal;
generalities; eating and food; coffee;
generalities; eating and food; eating;
generalities; eating and food; sweets;
generalities; faintness, fainting;
generalities; faintness, fainting; hysterical (see hysteria);
generalities; faintness, fainting; on excitement;
generalities; flabby feeling;
generalities; pain; constricting; internally;
generalities; pain; jerking; internally;
generalities; pain; pinching; internally;
generalities; pain; sudden, sharp; internally;
generalities; pressure; on painless side;
generalities; sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation);
generalities; sensation of plug; internally;
generalities; sensitive; to pain;
generalities; temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm heater;
generalities; tobacco;
generalities; twitching;
generalities; twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea);
generalities; warm heater;
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Sources
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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