Tincture and trituration of the seeds is used for medicinal preparation.
Common Name: St. Ignatius Bean, Faba indica
Causes & Symptoms for Ignatia Amara
- Ignatia is especially suited to sensitive, delicate women and children.
- Twitching or spasms, or convulsions from exciting or depressing emotions, fright indicates Ignatia.
- especially if caused by fright or grief on the mental side, or teething or worms.
- Anyone suffering from suppressed, deep grief, with long drawn sighs, much sobbing, Ignatia works well.
- Ignatia has a good action over motor and sensory nerves, Twitching of muscles of face and lips.
- Uncontrollable laughter alternating with outbursts of tears.
- Hiccough worse by eating, or smoking, or emotional disturbances
Mind and Head
Ignatia is suitable to changeable, moody disposition, easily frightened, Anger, followed by quiet grief and sorrow.
The least contradiction excites rage and passion, with redness of face.
Painful sensation of expansion in the head, as if the cranium were going to burst, Head better lying on painful side.
Headaches are aggravated by coffee, smoking, the abuse of snuff, inhaling tobacco smoke, alcohol.
Headaches terminate with a profuse flow of urine.
Pressive headache, especially above the root of the nose, and often accompanied by inclination to vomit, worse or better by stooping
Eyes, ear, nose
Redness of the eyes, Convulsive movements of the eyes, and of the eyelids is relieved with Ignatia.
Swelling in the upper lid, with enlargement of the (bluish) veins, the eyelid is turned upward.
Swelling of the parotids, with shooting pain, Itching in the ears.
Nostrils excoriated and ulcerated, with swelling of the nose, stoppage of one nostril, dry coryza, with dull headache.
Mouth and throat
Pain and suffering in the throat, Convulsive starting and distortion of the muscles of the face
Sore throat; stitches when not swallowing; better, eating something solid.
The longer the cough lasts the more the irritation to cough increases.
Pains in the sub maxillary glands, Ulceration of one of the corners of the mouth is relieved with Ignatia.
Inflammation, swelling, and induration of the tonsils, with small ulcers.
Stomach and abdomen
All gone, weak, empty sensation in stomach not better by eating.
Periodical attacks of cramp in the stomach, which disturb sleep at night, and are worse by pressure on the part affected.
Heaviness and pressure in the pit of the stomach is relieved with Ignatia.
Shooting sensation of burning and pressure, or swelling and hardness in the region of the spleen.
Periodical cramp-like pains in the abdomen is relieved with Ignatia.
Sensation of weakness and trembling in the abdomen.
Stool and Anus
Piles, prolapses, soreness and pain after stool, pains shooting up into abdomen.
Shooting pains up the rectum; constricting pain at anus worsened after stool, better whilst sitting is relieved with Ignatia.
Hard evacuations, with frequent ineffectual efforts. Itching and tingling in the anus.
Urgent and irresistible want, with inability to urinate
Sensation of burning and smarting in the urethra, during micturition indicates Ignatia.
Itching in the fore part of the urethra
Contraction of the penis, it becomes quite small.
Strangling sensation, and aching in the testes, especially in the evening, after lying down is relieved with Ignatia.
Erections during every evacuation.
Cramp-like and compressive pains in the region of the uterus, with fits of suffocation, pressure and lying on the back, mitigate the pain
Uterine spasms, with lancinations, or like labor pain is relieved with Ignatia.
Extremities and neck
Lancinating, cutting, beating, bursting pains, in the sciatica aggravated in winter, better in summer.
The limb is swollen and thigh knotty, and she cannot get up or lie down without pain, generally left side indicates Ignatia.
Stiffness of the nape of the neck.
Weak back, with sciatica, Tearing in the arms, excited by cold air.
Stiffness of the knees and of the feet, Sensation of burning in the heels at night, on placing them near one another,
when they come in contact they are cold to the touch.
Better by lying on painful side; hard pressure; profuse watery urination.
Twitching all over the body with Trembling of the limbs.
Attacks of cramps and of convulsions, sometimes with anxiety, fits of suffocation.
The symptoms chiefly manifest themselves just after a meal, also in the evening, after lying down, or in the morning, immediately after rising.
Side effects of Ignatia Amara
There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given.
It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc.
Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.
Dosage and rules while taking Ignatia Amara
Take 5 drops in half cup of water three times a day.
You can also medicate the globules and take 3 times a day or as prescribed by the physician.
We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.
Precautions while taking Ignatia Amara
Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use.
Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication.