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Ignatia amara

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Emotional Strain • Grief • Occasional Sleeplessness • Colds • Nausea • Sighing • Headache *
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Size & PotencyPriceQty
6x 500 Tablets $9.95
12x 500 Tablets $9.95
30x 500 Tablets $9.95
30c 160 Pellets $9.95
200c 160 Pellets $9.95

Quick Overview

When in the throes of emotional trauma– grief, anger, fear, disappointment..., Ignatia can help the body and mind find clarity and lessen the wearying waves of pain and confusion. Ignatia also helps you ease the wide range of symptoms that can result from turmoil, esp. if the ailment starts with a lump-in-the-throat sensation or brings out much sighing. These other Ignatia symptoms include: colds, congestive headaches, a chilling fever, indigestion with hiccups, cramps, a sinking-in-the-stomach feeling, or occasional sleeplessness. Its symptoms tend to be erratic, feel better for eating and worse with emotional stress, coffee and cold air. Its ability to help the body process emotions is one of Ignatia’s greatest assets.
 



Ignatia amara (St. Ignatius' bean)

Insights from the Experts:

“Ignatia is valuable at all stages in life, for sensitive children who have developed sore throats or a tummy-ache or insomnia after being punished or severely frightened or if homesick; for teenagers who brood and pine after being ditched by a ‘loved one’; for men and women at all ages and in all walks of life who have suffered inwardly and become introspective and moody ... suffering from ill health as a result.”
    –Miranda Castro, The Complete Homeopathy Handbook

More Detailed Description:

This plant deserves its sainthood for its remedy’s ability to ease the paroxysms of grief, anger or emotional turmoil and minimize physical manifestations of suppressed emotions.
     On the physical side, grief, anger, fear, jealousy or other emotional upsets can set off a wide range of ailments, all of which could be asking for Ignatia. An Ignatia cold usually starts with a lump-in-the-throat sensation. Its spasmodic cough is set off by what feels like a feather in the throat and grows worse the more you cough; there may be much sighing and no sign of a cold with the cough. If a minor fever sets in, it is likely to be very chilling and may make you quite thirsty or itchy with the chills. Its stabbing violent nervous headaches feel ‘as if a nail were driven through the sides’. Ignatia can also relieve tummy aches and indigestion with a series of hiccups, sour belching, cramps and an empty sinking-in-the-stomach feeling.   
     As all disappointed loves and homesick souls know, occasional sleeplessness is too common– until Ignatia. Its symptoms tend to be erratic and spasmodic, they may tighten and release often as the body and mind try to restore balance. Its conditions usually feel better for eating and with warmth and worse with emotional disturbance, coffee and cold fresh air.
    Whether natural to the individual or induced by emotional stress, the individuals who need Ignatia’s support the most are sensitive, idealistic, sometimes secretive. Their moods may alternate frequently– tears turning to laughter and back again. They may internalize their feelings so well that only their sighs let you know what is beneath the surface. Over time, they can become very defensive, touchy, suspicious, jealous and even rude. The line between Nat mur and Ignatia for grief and suppressed feelings is narrow. One way to tell the difference is their response to sympathy, Nat mur may resent it, while Ignatia just prefers to be alone. Ignatia should be considered first when overwhelmed by recent grief.
     Isn’t it fitting that such an emotionally stabilizing plant is the namesake of the patron saint of ‘spiritual retreats and exercises’ who introduced it to Europe from the Philippines?

Homeopathic Ingredients  
Brand 1-800 Homeopathy
Product Type Single Remedy
Insights from the Experts:

“Ignatia is valuable at all stages in life, for sensitive children who have developed sore throats or a tummy-ache or insomnia after being punished or severely frightened or if homesick; for teenagers who brood and pine after being ditched by a ‘loved one’; for men and women at all ages and in all walks of life who have suffered inwardly and become introspective and moody ... suffering from ill health as a result.”
–Miranda Castro, The Complete Homeopathy Handbook