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Ignatia Amara - Mouth 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.



General Mouth.

The whole inner surface of the mouth seemed sore,


Avoids opening the mouth and talking; taciturn (after one to four hours),

Gums and teeth

The teeth are loose and painful,

One of the front teeth is numb and very loose; it is painful whenever touched with the tongue,

Pain in the teeth (in the morning), as from looseness,

Tendency to toothache and looseness of the teeth, persisting after the proving,

Toothache commencing near the end of the meal and continuing to increase after eating,

Clawing-digging pains in the incisors, in the evening (after half an hour),

Immovable sore pain in the anterior molars, especially when reading (after three hours),

Pain in the back teeth as if their nerves had been crushed and bruised,


The inner side of the gum is painful as if numb, as if it had been burnt,

Tabacum Tobacco-smoke bites the forepart of the tongue and causes (dull?) pain in the incisors,


He easily bites the inside of the cheek, near the orifice of the salivary duct while chewing,

Painful swelling of the orifice of the salivary duct,


Increased accumulation of saliva (fifth day),

Increased secretion of saliva after each dose,

Saliva more profuse than usual, during the first forenoon,

Flow of saliva from the mouth during sleep (after one hour),

Frequent spitting of saliva,

Copious secretion of saliva, ; (sixth day),

Secretion of a large quantity of saliva for twelve hours (fourth days),

Very great accumulation of saliva (soon after 5 grains); this continued to recur during the forenoon, and was accompanied by very distressing nausea (sixth day),

Spitting of frothy saliva the whole day,

Profuse secretion of very white frothy saliva,

The mouth is constantly full of mucus,



He easily bites one side of the posterior part of the tongue when talking or chewing (after five, eight, and twenty hours),

The glands under the tongue seemed to be excited; they were inflamed and swollen,

The front half of the tongue becomes numb while talking; while eating if feels burnt or sore.

Burning on the tongue, immediately,

Fine sticking in the extreme tip of the tongue (after two hours),

Needlelike stitches in the fraenum of the tongue,

There is a sharp feeling in the tip of the tongue as if it were sore,

The tip of the tongue is extremely painful (smarting, tearing), as if burnt or sore (in the morning in bed after waking),


The inner surface of the mouth is covered with offensive-smelling mucus in the morning on waking,


A peculiarly insipid taste, as though he had eaten chalk,

A qualmish taste in the mouth, as after fasting, with appetite and relish for food and drink,

Taste at first bitter, afterwards (after ten hours), sour, with sour eructations,

A taste in the mouth as from a disordered stomach,

Watery flat taste in the mouth, as from a disordered or overloaded stomach, after eating (in the morning and at noon), (after sixteen hours),

The saliva has a sour taste (there is a sour taste in the mouth), (after one and six hours),

Beer has a flat taste, as if "dead" and spoiled (after two and five hours),

Various articles, especially beer, have a bitter and bad taste,

Beer tastes bitter (after eight hours),

Tabacum Tobacco-smoke tastes bitter (after five hours),

While eating, drinking, and smoking, the good taste of these things suddenly disappears as soon as the actual need is satisfied, or it changes to an unpleasant taste, and one is unable to take the least particle more of them, though there remains a kind of hunger and thirst,


Sensation as if the palate were swollen, or covered with tenacious mucus (after four hours),

Sticking in the palate extending to the inner ear (after one hour and a half),

Sensation in the palate as if it were sore (as after frequent swallowing of saliva),

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