Ignatia is perhaps the best remedy for emotional upsets, depression and grief. Effective whether grief is recent or not. Worry, sadness over someone ill or terminally ill, or grief following someone's passing.
High blood pressure remedy when the onset is from grief, shock, disappointment.
Emotional symptoms of depression, sadness, anger, disappointment in love. Ignatia helps with Nervousness due to everyday stress.
Mental & physical exhaustion.
Mental symptoms may include sadness, involuntary sighing and moodiness.
From the book Homeopathy for Headaches is information on how Ignatia may be helpful for
headaches due to emotional stress, or cigarette smoke.
Ignatia may be useful for cluster headaches, migraines, rebound headaches
from analgesics, rebound headaches from caffeine, or sinus headaches.
Pain in one spot, as if a nail is driven through side of head
Ignatia is also known for contradictory symptoms, such as laughing, then crying; a sore throat but is better with swallowing; a painful area that is better with pressure
Jerking of limbs on falling asleep
Ignatia's Mini Materia Medica:
Cold: Helpful for a cold that usually develops a lump-in-the-throat sensation or a spasmodic cough and much sighing.
Emotional Strain: Useful for emotional strain that leaves the person mentally & physically exhausted. Physical symptoms from emotional upsets such as restless sleep, waking up frequently, long and troublesome dreams (Hahnemann says of Ignatia, "...is best administered in the morning.
Fever: Helpful for a fever that is likely to be very chilling and may make you quite itchy now and then.
Grief: Beneficial when sleep is disturbed and restless marked by sighing and nightmares. Disappointment, Contradictory symptoms, worry, shock, lump in throat. Sad, sighing, moody, changeable.
Headache: Helpful for headaches especially when leaning over, as if nail is driven through side of head or after emotional upset.
Hysteria: Useful for the rapid alternation of mental and physical states.
Person seems hysterical even to the point of vomiting.
Indigestion: Helpful for indigestion with a series of hiccups.
Cramps and that sinking-in-the-stomach feeling dominate.
Insomnia: Useful for insomnia with frequent waking, long troublesome dreams, and jerking of limbs on falling asleep
Intolerance Of Tobacco: Headaches from use of tobacco products.
Modalities include feeling worse in the morning, feeling ill from strong odors such as coffee, tobacco smoke. Worse being in cold air. And person may feel better bending forward or with firm pressure.
Ignatia is also known as Ignatia Amara.
Dosage and potency guidelines.
1 oz with 680 pellets for 225 doses.
Suggested dose is 3 pellets 3 times a day with less frequency as improvement is made.
Economy 1 oz bottle with 680 pellets- that's over 9 times more pellets than multidose tubes!