Ignatia in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Ignatia?

Ignatia is used in homeopathy for nerve-related disorders and upsets as well as for complaints caused by emotional stress.

The nickname “means of contradictions” characterizes both the area of ​​application and the typical Ignatius person: suppressed anger, repressed grief and disappointment trigger mental, psychological and physical exhaustion. Positive and negative sensations alternate in rapid succession, but cannot be shown and trigger contradictory symptoms. Thus, feeling cold increases thirst, nausea is relieved by eating, and grief is increased by comfort.

Leading symptoms

  • Conflicting Symptoms
  • Thirstlessness during fever
  • Ailments from grief
  • sigh
  • Tobacco smoke intolerance
  • Sore throat better from eating, worse from drinking or swallowing empty
  • Purgatory vomiting in children
  • Constipation with violent urging to stool
  • Easily offended, easily hurt feelings
  • aversion to consolation
  • mood swings
  • lump in the throat
  • homesickness

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Ignatia?

Those affected have high expectations of themselves and those around them and react with insult and withdrawal if these are not met. You have an unstable soul and a quick mind; However, as individuals, they show an extremely contrasting physiogomy: while some appear slim, delicate and cultivated, the others have a coarse physique, tend to be overweight and are very hairy.


Ignatia is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • Print
  • meal
  • change location
  • lie on the painful side
  • deep breathing
  • warmth
  • urination


  • alcohol
  • in the morning
  • aggravation
  • excitement
  • contact
  • think about the complaints
  • coffee
  • cold
  • grief
  • nicotine
  • mental stress
  • Care for

What are typical uses for Ignatia?

  • grief
  • depressive moods
  • migraine
  • cramps
  • upset stomach
  • lump in the throat
  • menstrual cramps
  • sleep disorders

Areas of application in detail

Lose weight

Severe irritability / nervousness

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Appetite decreased

Aversion to food, with a lump in the throat, often from grief. Aversion to fruit and tobacco smoke.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Depressive moods

in silent grief from hurt feelings or lovesickness. One wants to hold back tears, which leads to sobs. The mood is changeable combined with hysterical reactions. Physically, there may be muscle twitching and spasms in the face, neck and chest.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Headache migraine

slow onset, nagging headache, as if skull would burst. Mostly in the temple and forehead area. Triggers are stress, worry and grief.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Grief / sadness

severe mood swings associated with hypersensitivity. Patient cannot get over a loss. Silent sorrow, homesickness, lovesickness. Patient sighs a lot.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Gastrointestinal complaints

sensitive stomach with stomach cramps. When you eat, you feel as if every bite gets stuck in your throat. Frequent flatulence and ineffectual urge to defecate. Patient suffers from mood swings, is irritable and tearful, everything upsets his stomach. Aggravated by emotional stress such as fear and/or grief.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Bad breath/taste, worse

Bad breath with a sour taste in the mouth and profuse salivation alternating with acid regurgitation.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Irritability, anger

Rapid excitability to the point of hysteria, triggered by grief or jealousy. Patient tends to blame himself, is easily hurt and offended.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Sleep disorders

very light sleep from fresh grief. Patient yawns frequently and sighs a lot.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Severe mood swings with tears. Fruit and the smell of cigarettes make you very nauseous.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Presentation of Ignatia

Ignatia is offered in potencies 6X – 12X; Potencies up to and including 3D require a prescription due to the alkaloids strychnine and brucine.

Ignatia dosage

In the case of severe psychological symptoms or acute psychological trauma, up to twelve globules or twenty drops of Ignatia D12 are given every hour. As soon as improvement occurs, the dose is initially reduced to five globules or drops three times a day, then to three globules three times a day.

Lighter mood swings are counteracted with three times five globules D6 or D12.

Heartburn and cravings are treated with Ignatia D6. If necessary, take five globules. In the case of very severe symptoms, three globules can be given every hour until the symptoms improve.

Ignatia effect

Ignatia acts on the central nervous system, the mind, the muscles and the gastrointestinal tract.

Ignatia in pregnancy

Ignatia can be given for constant acid cravings and heartburn. Mainly, however, Ignatia is indicated for severe mood swings during pregnancy. It is suitable for nervous pregnant women prone to depression, anxiety and hysteria. There is an emotional state of shock when there is a risk of a miscarriage due to an unstable psyche.

Ignatia for the baby

Ignatia helps nervous, restless and skittish babies. They are hypersensitive to noise. During the day they startle at a loud noise and are difficult to calm down. At night, they startle themselves at the slightest sound and can hardly sleep again. The remedy helps babies who suffer from severe hiccups after drinking. Hiccups are particularly bad after lunch.

Ignatia babies experience a difficult teething period with vomiting, diarrhea and cramps.
The remedy is helpful for childhood dry coughs, which get worse the longer the baby coughs.

Ignatia may also be indicated when a child feels abandoned by their parents when a sibling is born. The children are subject to great mood swings and react hysterically. They cry loudly and cannot be comforted. They get very angry when corrected.

Ignatia for horse, dog and cat

Ignatia is a helpful remedy for animals when mental health issues are at the forefront. The loss of a caregiver or familiar surroundings can lead to Ignatia animals withdrawing completely and not being comforted.

The feeling of a lump in the throat also seems to be observed in the animals. The animals stretch their necks out and seem to constantly want to swallow something. If this behavior is observed, Ignatia can be helpful.

Side Effects of Ignatia

No side effects have been recorded, so that Ignatia can also be administered during pregnancy and breastfeeding if the symptoms are appropriate.

Expertise for homeopaths

Supplemental Funds

  • Aurum metallicum
  • sodium chlorate
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Pulsatilla
  • sepia

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  • coffee
  • tobacco


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Similar/Related remedies

  • Cimicifuga
  • Nux vomica
  • sepia

Typical potencies: Ignatia is often used in the potencies 6X, 12X, 30C and 200C, more rarely in the 30X and 1000C potencies.

Prescription: To D3

fabric type: Poisonous Seeds


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