This plant has beans which
are often named St. Ignatius bean. Small doses of the seed can produce unpleasant symptoms
of poisoning and large doses can be fatal.
Homoeopaths may prescribe
Ignatia for ailments that have symptoms similar to those associated with mild poisoning.
For the Homoeopathic
preparation, the seeds are ground to a powder, then mixed with alcohol. Then the mixture
is diluted until it becomes non-toxic.
Ignatia was made as a
remedy by recognizing the reactions of healthy individuals to undiluted doses. The changes
in the individuals were recorded.
When a Homoeopath sees a
patient with a set of similar symptoms to the recorded ones induced by sulphur, they then
prescribe it in an extremely dilute form. In a highly diluted dosage, Sulphur can
eliminate the symptoms that it creates when it is at full strength.
This Homoeopathic Remedy
dry, tickling coughs
a sore throat that feels
like there is a lump in it
painful tension headaches
irritable bowel syndrome
effects of grief, shock,
disappointment, or depression.
Ignatia is available over the counter.
is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.
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