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Ignatia Amara - Generalities symptoms - Clarke

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

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HPUS indication of Ignatia Amara: Sadness

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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.



Epileptic convulsions, with foam at the mouth, frequent yawning, convulsed eyes, retraction of the thumbs, face red, or alternately pale and red, &c.


Profound and comatose sleep, with stertorous respiration.

Violent spasmodic yawnings (with pain in the lower jaw, as if dislocated, with running of the eyes), esp. in the morning, or after a siesta.

Very light sleep; hears everything that happens around him.

Sleep, disturbed by nightmare, or by starts and frequent dreams.

Starting of the limbs on going to sleep.

Dreams, with reflection and reasoning, or with fixed ideas.

Dreams with fixed ideas, continuing after waking.

Restless sleep, and great restlessness at night.

Starts with fright on going to sleep.

Whimpering during sleep.


Convulsions alternating with oppressed breathing.

Attacks of cramps and of convulsions, sometimes with anxiety, fits of suffocation, throwing back of the head, bluish or red face, spasms in the throat, loss of consciousness, &c.

After the convulsions, profound sighs, or drowsy sleep.

Convulsions, with cries and laughter.


Simple and violent pain, in various parts, when they are touched.

Incisive or acute, and sometimes hard pressive pain (as from a hard pointed body pressing from within to without), in the limbs and other parts.

Trembling of the limbs.

Lancinations, as by knives.

Sensation of pressing asunder, or constriction in the internal organs.

Arthritic tearing in the limbs.

Pain, as of dislocation, or of a sprain in the joints.

Heaviness, and crawling numbness, in the limbs.

Convulsive twitchings, esp. after fright or grief.

Involuntary movements of the limbs, as in St. Vitus' dance.

Great sensitiveness to the open air.


Hysterical debility, and fainting-fits.

Hysterical spasms.

The symptoms chiefly manifest themselves just after a meal, also in the evening, after lying down, or in the morning, immediately after rising.

Coffee, tobacco, brandy, and noise aggravate the pains.

The pains are removed either by lying on the back, or by lying on the part affected, or on the healthy side, and always by change of position.

Nocturnal pains which disturb sleep.

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