Natural Remedies > Ignatia Fact Sheet
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.
Ignatia is available over the counter at many pharmacies.
Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.