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Ignatia Amara - Generalities symptoms - T.F. Allen

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.


Sleep and dreams


Frequent yawning, after sleeping,

Frequent yawning interrupted by a kind of immobility and rigidity of the chest (between 8 and 10 o'clock),

Great yawning, even while eating,

Excessive yawning in the morning (and especially after the midday nap), as if the lower jaw would be dislocated,

Excessively frequent yawning (after a quarter of an hour),

Excessive, convulsive yawning, so that the eyes overflow with water, in the evening before going to sleep, and in the morning after rising from bed (after twenty-eight and thirty-eight hours),

Inclination to sleep,


Sleepiness, so that he falls asleep while sitting, but if he lies down he remains half awake, in a dreamy doze (after a quarter of an hour),

So great sleepiness that he was obliged to go to bed by 9 o'clock and slept soundly the whole night, yet in the morning he was very tired and apathetic, which condition continued the whole day (seventh day),

Became very sleepy after sad news,

Falls asleep while sitting over his reading (after four hours),

The midday nap was unusually sound but nor refreshing (third day),

Very sound though not refreshing sleep,

Deep sleep (after three hours),

In sleep he lies upon the back with the palm of the hand under the occiput,



Sleepless, is unable to fall asleep, and wakes at night without cause (after fourteen hours),

Sleep restless, with internal uneasiness and increased warmth in the temples,

Sleep restless, interrupted by dreams,

He sleeps so lightly that he hears everything, as for example, the striking of a very distant clock,


Dreams while slumbering before midnight, with general heat, without sweat,

Dreams about the same subject for several hours,

Fixed ideas in a dream, dreams the whole night of one and the same thing,

In his dream he is occupied with thinking of the same object throughout the whole night; a fixed idea, which does not leave him on waking,

Dreams in which thoughts is exerted, towards morning (after ten hours),

Dreams at night full of mental exertion and scientific investigations,

Dreams with reflections and deliberations (after four hours),

Dreams full of sadness; he awakes weeping,

Dreams at night full of disappointments, miscarrying plans and efforts,

Dreams of frightful things,

Dreamed at night that he had fallen into the water and cried,

Dreamed of being buried alive, for a month or more,

Wakes in the morning from frightful dreams (after eighteen hours),

Wakes from the afternoon nap from frightful dreams (for example, of drowning), (after twenty-four hours),

(She dreams that she was standing, but not firmly; awoke and examined her bed to see if she was lying safely; also that she had bent herself quite double in order to be sure not to fall, therewith she was always in a perspiration all over),

Talks as if weeping and complaining in sleep; inspiration is snoring, with widely opened mouth, sometimes one eye and sometimes the other is partly open (after ten hours),

Whimpering prattling in sleep; he tosses about the bed (after two and five hours),

Groaning, grunting, and sighing in sleep (after four hours),

He is suddenly frightened in sleep, cries and expression of complaining, steps and stamps with the feet, wherewith the face and hands are pale and cold,

Frightful shuddering on falling asleep, on account of monstrous, fantasies, which appear to him and are still present after waking,

She moves the muscles of her open mouth in all directions, almost convulsively, during sleep, wherewith the hands jerk inwards (after two hours),

Stamps with the feet in sleep (after four hours),

Wakes with a friendly expression (after twenty hours),

Wakes with a morose look,

On waking she stands up suddenly and talks disconnectedly before she collects herself (after four hours),

In the morning he is lying upon the back with the arm over the head so that the palm of the hand is under the occiput or on the neck,


Feeling as if perspiration would break out (an anxious sensation of flushing heat), (after one hour and a half),

Feeling as though perspiration would break out at once over the whole body, which even in part takes place, in the forenoon,

Sudden sensation as though perspiration would break out over the whole body, which in part was really the case,

He perspires every morning, if he falls asleep a second time; and if he then rises he is so weary and exhausted that he would rather lie down again,

General perspiration,

Cold perspiration,

Cold sweats,

Perspiration on the scrotum,

Warm perspiration on the inner surface of the hands (after thirty-six hours),

Warm perspiration on the inner surface of the hands and fingers (after sixteen hours),

Profuse warm perspiration on the hands, in the evening (after eight hours),


Violent constrictive pressure in the uterus, like labor pains, followed by purulent, corrosive leucorrhoea,

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