Ignatia amara is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'Ignatia'.
The homeopathic remedy ignatia amara is most associated with the emotional condition of grief, i.e. loss, and the experiences associated with it. For example, ignatia amara may be helpful in cases of sadness and grief following an emotional loss e.g. due to bereavement or seperation, or feelings of emptyness following a period of grief, fear, or anxiety.
This remedy is appropriate even in situations in which these emotions are present but tears will not flow, or when tears follow laughter or even hysteria, grief or emotional loss being the underlying cause. Sometimes physical symptoms are also present and associated with emotional loss, e.g. depression, sleeplessness due to shock, violent headaches, indigestion, piles, hiccups, or a sore throat.
More about the substance used to prepare ignatia amara homeopathic remedy:
This is one of the many homeopathic remedies derived from plants, in this case from the Strychnos ignatii tree, which is native to the Philippines and parts of China. The fruit of this tree looks similar to a pear and contains almond-sized seeds that have become commonly known as "St Ignatius beans". This name is due to the tree having been first described by a Jesuit, brother Georg Kamel, while he was working in the Philippines and who named the fruit after the founder of his religious order.
The seeds of the St Ignatius bean are used to prepare the homeopathic remedy ignatia amara.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
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