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Ignatia Amara - Appendix 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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Strychnos Ignatia, Bergius (Ignatia amara, Linn., formerly applied to this plant, seems to belong to one entirely different; see Fl├╝ckiger and Hanbury, Pharmacographia, p. 387, note).

Natural order, Loganiaceae.

Common names, St. Ignatius's bean; Faba Sancti Ignatii.

Preparation, Triturations of the bean.

(Nos. 1 to 7, from Hahnemann, R. A. M. L., 2, p. 145). 1, Hahnemann; 2, F. H---n; 3, Gross; 4, Bergius, Mat. Med., p. 150, general account, all symptoms, save 431 evidently from Camelli; 5, Camelli (omitted, see Nos. 25 to 28); 5a, Durius, Misc. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur. Dec., III, ann. 9, 10 Obs. 126, no mention of pathogenetic effects of Ignatia here; it is reported to be anti-epileptic; 6, Grimm, Eph. Natrum Carbonicum Nat. Cur., Obs. 72 (cent X), from 1 drachm taken by a man, symptoms appeared in an hour; 7, Valentinus, Hist. Simpl. reform, p. 198; (not accessible, -Hughes); (Nos. 8 to 17, Jorg's provings, Jorg's Materialien, provings with tincture, 8 ounces of 80 per cent. alcohol contained 1 ounce of bean, and trituration of equal parts of bean and sugar of milk); 8, Friedrich took tincture, first day 9 drops, second day 14 drops, fifth day 18 drops, sixth day 23 drops, eighth day 27 drops, ninth day 32 drops, fourteenth day 36 drops, sixteenth day 45 drops, nineteenth day 54 drops; Note From the twenty-ninth to the thirty-second day the prover suffered from a usual gastric derangement, with headache, so that he suspended the proving; 9, Guntz took tincture, first day 11 drops, second day 18 drops, afterwards took 18 drops, and after three days 27 drops, then after five days 4 drops, and later repeated last dose; 9a, same took powder, first day 1/2 grain, second day 1 grain, third day 2 grains, fourth day 3 grains, fifth day 4 grains, sixth day 5 grains; 10, Kneschke took tincture, doses from 9 to 63 drops; 10a, same took powder, doses 1/2 to 3 grains; 11, Kummer took tincture, doses 9 to 45 drops; 12, Meurer took tincture, 8 to 40 drops; 13, Pienitz took tincture, 15 to 50 drops; 14, Seyffert took a dilute tincture (1/20), 30 to 100 drops; 15, Stroefer took tincture, 9 to 45 drops; 16, Jaerg took tincture, 9 to 27 drops; 16a, same, provings repeated, with powder, 1/2 to 2 grains; 17, Otto took powder, 1/2 to 4 grains; 18, Lzin, from Helbig Heraclides, I, p. 48; 19, Hg. from same; 20, Ol. from same; 21, Mhl. from same; 22, Symptoms from Dr. Knorre, A. H. Z., VI, 35; 23, Hahnemann, Hufeland's Journ., 1797, effects of large doses in a boy of 20; 24, Berridge, Mr. --- took 12th dilution, N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S. III, 501; 25, Camelli, Med. Museum, 1764, p. 430, general statement; 26, same, gave a scruple of powdered bean to a patient of a melancholic habit, suffering from a flux, weak digestion, frequent vomiting, sour belchings, and much flatulence; 27, same, another patient took a whole fresh nut for hypochondriac troubles; 28, same, another took a third of a nut; 29, Dr. Bruckner, A. H. Z., 57, 164, effects on vision from taking two or three doses of Ignatia for neuralgia of the right hip-joint.

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