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Ignatia Amara - Throat symptoms

St. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara

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HPUS label indication: Sadness

Below are the strongest indications of Ignatia Amara in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

BETTER, while eating, change of position.
WORSE, in the morning, open air, after meals, Coffee, smoking, liquids, external warmth.
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.
Sixth to 200th potency.


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


Choking, constricting
Choking, constricting; airways in general
Choking, constricting; evening
Choking, constricting; gullet
Choking, constricting; larynx
Choking, constricting; larynx; during cough (see cough choking)
Choking, constricting; throat-pit
Choking, constricting; trachea (wind pipe)

Discoloration; redness


External throat; constriction; throat-pit
External throat; pain; burning; sides
External throat; swelling; cervical glands (on side of neck)

Inflammation; follicular
Inflammation; tonsils
Inflammation; tonsils; tonsils indurated (hard from inflammation)

Irritation; increases the more one coughs
Irritation; larynx
Irritation; larynx; in evening bed; while lying
Irritation; throat-pit
Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

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

Liquids drunk are forced into nose

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; right
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils; right

Pain; as from a splinter
Pain; contracting
Pain; drinking
Pain; extending to ear
Pain; larynx; on swallowing
Pain; pressing
Pain; rawness
Pain; sore
Pain; sore; air passages
Pain; sore; larynx
Pain; sore; larynx; on coughing
Pain; sore; lump
Pain; stinging; when not swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp
Pain; sudden, sharp; extending to ear
Pain; sudden, sharp; extending to ear; when swallowing
Pain; sudden, sharp; when not swallowing
Pain; swallowing
Pain; swallowing; liquids
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing
Pain; tearing; larynx
Pain; tearing; larynx; swallowing
Pain; trachea (wind pipe); on coughing
Pain; when not swallowing
Pain; when touched

Sensation of something in throat; as from dust
Sensation of something in throat; bone (see pain, as of a splinter)
Sensation of something in throat; crawling
Sensation of something in throat; lump
Sensation of something in throat; lump; returns after swallowing
Sensation of something in throat; lump; rising sensation
Sensation of something in throat; lump; when not swallowing
Sensation of something in throat; sulphur vapour

Spasms, convulsions etc.
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet

Swallowing; constantly; from lump in throat
Swallowing; difficult
Swallowing; difficult; liquids
Swallowing; difficult; liquids; more difficult than solids
Swallowing; food lodges in the throat
Swallowing; impeded; solids
Swallowing; impossible

Swelling; swollen sensation, no swelling visible
Swelling; tonsils


Tickling in the air passages
Tickling in the air passages; in throat-pit

Tonsils suppurating (producing pus)

Ulcers; tonsils

Voice; hollow
Voice; lost
Voice; lost; hysterical
Voice; low
Voice; trembling
Voice; weak
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.

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.