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Ignatia Amara - Abdomen symptoms

St. Ignatius Bean, Ignat, Ignatia, Iamara, Ign.

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ignatia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



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.

Anxiety; morning; after breakfast

Coldness; during chill

Constriction; behind lower ribs; morning



while eating

after eating

during period

behind lower ribs

lower part of abdomen

around navel

Enlarged; spleen

Sensation of fullness

after eating

behind lower ribs


during period





As if intestines were loose; as if intestines were hanging down

As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen

movements in abdomen; sensation of something alive

Noises from abdomen


rumbling; afternoon

rumbling; after eating



evening; in bed


cold air; open

during chill

after drinking; after drinking brandy

after drinking; after drinking coffee

after intense emotions; after excitement

during the heat of fever

in women; before period

in women; during period

comes on suddenly


before stool

after tobacco

extending to other parts; to chest

behind lower ribs; on breathing

lower part of abdomen; comes on suddenly

groin region; hernia; as if a hernia would appear

groin region; comes on suddenly





while walking

burning; behind lower ribs

burning; spleen

cramping, griping; night

cramping, griping; in open air

cramping, griping; from drinking coffee

cramping, griping; while lying down; on side

cramping, griping; before period

cramping, griping; during period

pressing; before stool

pressing; behind lower ribs

pressing; sides

pressing; region of navel

cutting; after eating

cutting; before stool

cutting; liver; sides

cutting; navel; around navel


before period


stabbing, piercing; sides



lower part of abdomen

groin region; outward


around navel

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; morning; in bed

sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; navel


sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); stinging

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); extending to other parts; chest

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides

Protrusion; here and there as if a hernia would form


Relaxed feeling

Complaints of spleen

Skin; itching; navel

Swelling; spleen

Tension; after eating

Turning sensation

Sense of weakness


pain; cervix of bladder; while walking

pain; burning; cervix

pain; pressing, pressure

sitting down

while walking

cervix; stitches, with, walking

cervix; during urination

cervix; while walking in open air

retention of urine (see urination delayed); after confinement

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); after drinking coffee

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); frequent (see urination, frequent); when period is suppressed

urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); sudden

urination; frequent; after drinking coffee

urination; frequent; while perspiring

urination; involuntary, incontinence; night, bed wetting

spasmodic uncontrolled urination

urination; involuntary, incontinence; during cough


appetite; capricious (hunger, but knows not for what, or refuses things when offered)

appetite; reduced

when time for eating

appetite; easily satisfied

appetite; increased (hunger in general); late morning; 11 a.m.

appetite; increased (hunger in general); night

appetite; increased (hunger in general); after fever

appetite; ravenous, excessive; late morning; 11 a.m.

appetite; ravenous, excessive; night

appetite; ravenous, excessive; prevents sleep

appetite; lacking, no appetite; morning



desires, cravings; bread

and butter

rye bread

desires, cravings; cheese

desires, cravings; fruit


desires, cravings; indistinct, knows not what

desires, cravings; sour, acids, etc.

emptiness, weak feeling, faintness, hungry feeling; with cough

disordered; not relieved by eating

disordered; lying down

disordered; before period

disordered; sighing

burping, belching

late morning


bitter; late morning

empty; late morning

empty; late morning; 10 a.m.



sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed

heaviness, weight, oppression (see fullness); after eating


after grief

sensation of lump; stone

sensation of movement in stomach; trembling

during heat

sensation of movement in stomach; twitching

pain; night

pain; after drinking; coffee

pain; after eating

pain; while fasting

pain; from fright

pain; on breathing in deeply

pain; comes on suddenly

pain; periodical

pain; touch

pain; after stress

pain; extending to other parts; back

pain; cramping, griping, constricting; eating

pain; cutting

pain; pulling

pain; gnawing, biting; eating

pain; pressing; breathing in

pain; pressing; after stress

retching; with cough

retching; after eating

sinking (see emptiness)

thirst; afternoon

thirst; during chill

thirst; during heat

thirst; with inability to swallow

without thirst

during heat



after eating (including certain foods)

after eating (including certain foods); after eating sugar


appetite; ravenous, excessive; without enjoying food (see aversion to food)

aversion to certain foods or drinks; acids

aversion to certain foods or drinks; alcoholic stimulants

aversion to certain foods or drinks; brandy

aversion to certain foods or drinks; bread

aversion to certain foods or drinks; all drinks

aversion to certain foods or drinks; salt; before period

aversion to certain foods or drinks; salt; during period

aversion to certain foods or drinks; cooked food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; warm food

aversion to certain foods or drinks; fruit

aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

aversion to certain foods or drinks; milk

aversion to certain foods or drinks; tobacco

smoking (his accustomed cigar)

aversion to certain foods or drinks; wine

burping, belching; food (regurgitation)

burping, belching; tasting like food

loathing of food (see nausea)

pain; warm food

vomiting; food; during chill

vomiting; food; during heat

vomiting; food; after stress


Sour eructation


All-gone feeling in stomach; Much flatulence; hiccough






disordered; during nausea

nausea; late morning

11 a.m.

nausea; noon

nausea; during chill

nausea; during cough

nausea; after eating

nausea; during headache

nausea; periodic

nausea; while standing

nausea; after stress


vomiting; morning

vomiting; night

vomiting; during chill

vomiting; easy

vomiting; after eating

vomiting; during heat

vomiting; in women; during period

vomiting; after stress

vomiting; bile; during chill

vomiting; bile; during the fever

vomiting; bile; while perspiring

vomiting; blood

vomiting; sour

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