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Ignatia Amara - Abdomen symptoms - T.F. Allen

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

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HPUS indication of Ignatia Amara: Sadness

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

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Good appetite; food and drink are relished (after four hours),

Longing for his meal about 11 A.M., yet he did not relish his dinner (fourth day),

Loss of appetite for food, smoke, and drink, immediately,

Complete loss of desire for tobacco, food, and drink, with frequent accumulation of saliva in the mouth, though without aversion to these substances, and without bad taste (after eight hours),

Aversion to warm food and meat, desires only bread, butter, and cheese (after ninety-six hours),

Eructations of food into the mouth,

Eructations tasting of the food, immediately,


Pinching distension in the whole abdomen, immediately after eating, only on standing, worse on walking, and increasing on continuing to walk until it becomes intolerable, without, however, seeming to be caused by flatulence; while sitting quietly it soon disappears without the emission of flatulence (after four hours),

Emission of much flatus, at night, even during sleep, with constant collection of it, so that everything in the abdomen seems to turn to gas,

Profuse emission of flatulence immediately after eating (after twenty-six hours),

Easy discharge of flatus (after half an hour),

Unsatisfactory, short, and abrupt emission of flatus, having, an offensive odor, not without exertion of the abdominal muscles (after twenty-four and thirty hours),

Tormented by flatulence, which even presses upon the bladder (after ninety-six hours),


After drinking with relish boiled milk (his favorite drink), and his extreme necessity is assuaged, there comes a sudden aversion to the remainder, without, however, any nauseous taste and without real nausea,


Nausea (after eighteen drops), ; (second day),

Nausea and loss of appetite in the forenoon (second day),

Nausea toward noon (sixth day),


Gnawing, ravenous hunger, with at times qualmishness and inclination to vomit, at 11 A.M.,

Nausea and inclination to vomit (soon after 27 drops),

Nausea, and sometimes makes the patient vomit,

Empty ineffectual efforts to vomit,

The efforts to vomit disappear after eating (after two hours),


Great distension of the hypochondria, especially in the sides, pit of the stomach and small of the back; on account of the tension and fulness under the ribs she was unable to breathe; with constant anxiety; she was obliged to loosen the clothes,

A constrictive sensation in the hypochondria, as in constipation, with onesided headache, as though a nail were pressed into the brain, in the morning (after twenty hours),

Painful pressure in the region of the spleen and pit of the stomach, which, after half an hour, intermitted and continued to recur in intermitting paroxysms till toward noon (third day),

Umbilical and Flanks.

A sensation in the abdomen, in the region of the umbilicus, as if from something alive (after eight hours),

A painful pressure near the left side of the umbilicus,

A painful pressure in a small spot, near the right side of the umbilicus, which is aggravated by deep breathing and voluntary distension of the abdomen, obliging him to retract the navel, which relieves; with rumbling in the abdomen,

Griping colic exactly in the umbilical region, whereupon the pain, consisting of pinching and fine sticking, extended into the left side of the chest,

Cutting in the umbilical region,

Cutting pain in the umbilical region (after 18 drops), ; (sixth day),

Sharp sticking, above and to the left of the umbilicus,

Fine sticking colic beneath the umbilicus (after one and two hours),

Flatulent colic above the umbilicus, alternating with profuse accumulation of saliva in the mouth (after one hour),

Cutting pain in the right side of the abdomen (third day),

Colic, at first griping, then sticking, in one side of the abdomen (after two and ten hours),

Pressure in both sides of the upper abdomen or in the hypochondria,

Violent pressure in the left side of the abdomen,

General Abdomen.

Distension of the abdomen, especially in the umbilical region (sixth day),

Distension of the abdomen, with pressure in the umbilical region (fourth day),

Flatulent distension, immediately after eating,

Rumbling in the abdomen, ; (after 18 drops),

Rumbling in the abdomen, in the afternoon (third day),

Rumbling in the abdomen, as when fasting (after one hour),

Rumbling and noises in the intestines,

Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen (soon, second day),

Loud rumbling in the abdomen, after eating,

Rumbling in the abdomen, followed by urging to stool, without an evacuation during the forenoon; but during the afternoon there were several evacuations of normal faeces (fifth day),

Frequent rumbling in the abdomen (fifth day),

A kind of anxiety rises from the abdomen after breakfast (after twenty hours),

A peculiar sensation of weakness in the region of the upper abdomen and pit of the stomach (after two hours),

Anxious painful fulness in the abdomen after eating (in the evening, after thirty-six hours),

The abdomen seems distended after eating,

Abdomen becomes tense after eating, mouth dry and bitter, without thirst; one cheek is red (in the evening),

A kind of colic, a contractive pain from both sides just beneath the ribs (after a quarter of an hour),

Griping in the abdomen (after one hour),

Griping colic, in the open air, as if diarrhoea would ensue,

Pinching colic in all the intestines, even sometimes after eating, when walking in the open air,

Pressive pinching in the abdomen, after the least fruit, especially when standing and walking, which disappears while sitting,

Spasmodic flatulent colic in the upper abdomen, in the evening on falling asleep, and in the morning on waking (after eight hours),

Drawing and griping in the abdomen; in the rectum it occurred like a pressure, with qualmishness and weakness in the pit of the stomach, and paleness of the face (after forty-eight hours, two days before menstruation),

Flatulent colic in the evening in bed; a kind of pressure appearing here and there in the abdomen, always returning on waking at night,

Painful sensation in the upper abdomen, as if something pressed upward toward the chest, at 6 P.M.,

Oppression in the abdomen and cutting pain,

Coliclike pain, as if the intestines would burst, in the upper abdomen, like a cardialgia, which extends up into the throat, in the morning in bed, when lying upon the side; it disappears when lying upon the back (after forty hours),

Pain in the upper abdomen as from a strain,

Cutting pain in the abdomen (after two hours),

Cutting pains extending over the whole abdomen, followed by diarrhoea-like stool, in the evening (twelfth day),

Cutting, sticking colic, immediately after eating, which changed to meteorismus (after four hours),

(Tearing pain in the abdomen),

Flatulent colic, with stitches extending to the chest,

Nightly flatulent colic,

Colic; constant bruised pain in the intestines, in the morning in bed,

Throbbing in the abdomen,

Slow successive sticking-jerking pains in the region of the upper abdomen and pit of the stomach (after half an hour),

Hypogastrium and Iliac Regions.

Constant pinching in a small spot in the right side of the lower abdomen, in the region of the caecum, especially when walking (in the open air), (after four hours),

Pressure in the lower abdomen (after a quarter of an hour),

Painful pressure in the left side of the lower abdomen,

Cutting and contracting pains in the lower abdomen,

Sticking in the left side of the lower abdomen,

Flatulent colic in the lower abdomen, in the morning, which causes stitches extending to the chest and into the sides,

A sensation in the left groin as though a hernia would protrude,

Sticking-jerking pain in the left groin, in the evening while lying in bed,


Symptoms of impaired or weak digestion,

Weakness and emptiness in the pit of the stomach,

Violent anxiety about the pit of the stomach, with vertigo, faintness, and very cold sweat,

A feeling in the stomach as from fasting, with physical exhaustion,

Sensation in the stomach as if one had fasted a long time, like an emptiness, with flat taste in the mouth, and weakness in all the limbs,

Feeling of flabbiness in the stomach; the stomach and intestines seem to hang down relaxed (after twenty-four hours),

Burning in the stomach (after one hour),

Burning, pressive and drawing pains in stomach, liver, and spleen,

Coldness in the stomach,

The stomach at times seemed to be over-filled, and at times empty, with which latter feeling there was also ravenous hunger,

Pains like cramps in the stomach,

Drawing as if the walls of the stomach would be distended, at times also pressure in the stomach,

Drawing in the stomach as if its wall were distended, with at times pressure, but neither symptom was very painful,

Tendency to pressure in the stomach, persisting after the proving,

Pressure in the stomach, ; (sixth day),

Pressure in the pit of the stomach,

Pressure in the epigastric region (after 4 drops),

Pressure in the stomach alternating with pressive pain in the coeliac ganglia, as if he had taken Camphora Camphor,

Sharp pinching pressure in the pit of the stomach and right hypochondriac region (after half an hour),

Pressive pain seated in the epigastric region (after fifteen minutes, third day),

Sticking, at first severe, then slight, in the pit of the stomach (after half an hour),

Violent sticking in the pit of the stomach,

Fine sticking in the stomach,

A pain in the pit of the stomach, only noticed when pressing upon it, as if it were sore internally,

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