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How do I Use Ignatia Amara for Diet?

By Colleen Meheen ; Updated July 18, 2017

Ignatia amara is a homeopathic remedy used to help relieve feelings of disappointment, grief, anxiety or anger, as well as the physical symptoms associated with these feelings such as overeating. Adding a safe dosage of Ignatia amara to your daily diet can support the management of challenging feelings that might lead you to overeat or to skip meals. Homeopathy is an ancient tradition of treating infirmities with natural substances found in nature that are prepared in micro-doses and used to treat symptoms with a concept of "like cures like." In simpler terms, homeopathy means "to treat with a remedy that produces an effect similar to the disease or suffering," according to Homeopathic.org. Consult with your physician before attempting homeopathic remedies at home.

  1. Take 5 to 6 pellets of Ignatia amara, about three times a day, according to the label information. These pellets should be placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve completely. Take the first dose before breakfast to help minimize feelings of anxiety or depression that may lead to overeating.

  2. Take your second dose of 5 to 6 pellets before you eat lunch. Allow 20 to 25 minutes for the effects of Ignatia amara to start working before you eat. Ignatia amara may help those suffering with depression better manage diet and eating habits. For individuals who tend to skip meals and need to gain weight, Ignatia amara has been linked to a reduction in weight loss, as noted in the October 2008 issue of the journal "Homeopathy."

  3. Take you final dosage of 5 to 6 pellets of the Ignatia amara 20 minutes before you eat dinner. Enjoy sipping some chamomile tea as you prepare dinner. Both Ignatia amara and chamomile may help calm those who suffer with symptoms of nervousness and overeating in response to depression.

  4. Warnings

    If you are suffering for symptoms of depression or have any eating disorders consult with a qualified health care provider.

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