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Homeopathy Cures Grief and Sadness Without Chemicals

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

August 31st, 2014  |  18 Comments

Ignatia amaraLast year at this time, I posted a blog on the value of the darling of remedies for the shock and sorrows of empty nesting. In other words, the ultimate tool to keep mothers sane after the last fledgling leaves the home.

Well it’s that time of year again when college kids pack off, and mom’s handkerchiefs are in full use.

If it seems to you that I’m repeating myself given that there are so many illnesses in the world and so many remedies to counter them, forgive me.

But I can’t emphasize enough the usefulness and gentle power of Ignatia amara 200C for most species of grief and sadness.

And yes, let me get this out, that we certainly need to grieve. It is an unavoidable element of human experience, but when it tears us apart, Ignatia amara (its namesake is St. Ignatius) is a gentle nudge to keep us well footed.

Although I’ve witnessed countless clients and students sufferings alleviated with the use of homeopathy and particularly Ignatia, those of my family are most memorably recounted.

After my father-in-law passed away, my mother-in-law was stricken by deep grief and was unable to sleep. Even years after his death, she couldn’t attend a wedding without crying piteously.

She repeatedly reported to me that these sufferings were much abated with the use of what she called her favorite remedy, Ignatia amara 200C. She had counted on homeopathy for many of the health issues in their lives.

But it wasn’t until she lost my father-in-law that she suffered the most.

Around that time, she inadvertently mentioned her loss to a doctor.

Out whipped the prescription pad, and faster than you can say “pharmaceutical,” he had a sedative handed over to my mother-in-law.

As was her custom, she graciously accepted the scribble but later tossed it into the trash as she phoned me when she got home.

Ignatia 200, Mom. Just take a dose now and tonight for a few days or weeks, if needed.” Two days later she called with the news that she had a busy day ahead because she was planning a small gathering of friends to her house and that the weeping and sadness was pretty much gone. “I still miss him, but I don’t want to miss out on life either.”

Twice daily for a few weeks is all she needed to get back to her weekly bridge games and church functions.

None of the manipulating and tinkering methods of chemical psychotropic drugs being hawked on the platform that there’s a chemical imbalance in the brain that needs to be shored up by more chemicals.

Not for my mother-in-law. Not for anyone in the know.

Is it me or do you find junk science one of the most peevish aspects of our society? Someday I’d like to view the x-ray, MRI or blood test that revealed that my mother-in-law had a chemical imbalance before the doctor wrote the script. Then I’d like to see the good it did after such drugs. This, of course, is what the pharmaceutical industry-backed “skeptics” demand of homeopathy.

Give me a medicine that has a 200+ year history of efficacy.

Give me a medicine that has not manipulated our broken healthcare system.

Give me medicine that pulls no punches with hidden side effects.

Most importantly, give me a medicine that works and that is not needed for the rest of someone’s life.

But I digress. When using a remedy such as Ignatia amara 200C, it feels so natural that one wonders if it was the remedy that put us straight or simply that the sun is shining more.

Ignatia, Ignatia, Ignatia. Try it for someone you love and watch the beauty of God’s medicine in action.

Then stay home and cure your family.

And when your work is done, pass on the good word to friends and relatives.


My mother-in-law Jan SmithThis is my mother-in-law, Janet Smith who died in November, 2013, at 91 years old.  Her memory is cherished in the lives of her 2 sons, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.


18 thoughts on “Homeopathy Cures Grief and Sadness Without Chemicals”

  1. Mina says:

    Thanks Joette, Ignatia is one of the remedies that has helped me and my family the most over the years… And I first learned about it from you!

  2. megan says:

    aaah! I will give a bottle to guy next door…he is mom and dad in one because his wife left him a few yr ago,over that but son just went to college,…..if he is still a crying the blues after his son goes back to school tues. Thanks.

  3. jamie says:

    I once took Ignatius 30c and a flaming hemorrhoid occurred in what seemed like a few minutes following. Do I dare try 200? Sniffing coffee for an hour or so eliminated the hemorrhoid and I have never taken it since.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Without knowing the particulars of your case, I couldn’t comment. Generally, its not that you can’t take a certain remedy, but more likely it was the wrong choice. The remedy must fit in order for it to do its good work.

    2. akhilesh195 says:

      Instead of taking dose on your tongue, take a little cotton wet it with 5 drops of the dilution apply it on back of your wrist to avoid serious aggravation. You are extremly sensitive person.

  4. Mimi says:

    I have a tube of Boiron ignatia amara 12c. How does that compare with the 200c dose you recommend?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If you’re asking me if it will work in the same fashion as 200, I would have to say that it might work. If it doesn’t, then it would be clear that its likely not potent enough. The best results are realized with the potencies I teach.

  5. Julie Ransom says:


    Can you recommend a reputable brand/supplier for ignatia amara?



    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      In each of my blog articles, I include a link to a place online where the remedies I discuss can be purchased. Simply click on the link and you’ll be there.

  6. Anke says:

    Ignatia has saved my sanity when my mom passed away and has since done much good for friends as well. Just today passed it on to a friend whose mom is grieving the loss of her late husband. Hope and pray that it will ease her pain too.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It’s a miracle remedy.

  7. Lori says:

    Hi, Joette. I am wondering if this might be something I should try. A bit of background on why, our kids are grown and gone and although I am not so sad that I cry, I do find myself living in the past a lot and then that makes me sad. It’s like I can’t keep moving forward for very long without being reminded that life has changed. Then that makes me a bit sad and I get in a “funk” of not wanting to do anything. Clean the house, run errands even visiting friends I have no want to do. The kids have been gone for 4 years now so it’s been a good long while. I just thought I have no motivation anymore or that I am lazy, which could be a bit true 😉 I never was like this. I have been a stay at home mom the whole time but I was constantly volunteering at their school. Now I am a housewife but I can’t seem to find the motivation to get back to my life before. I loved refinishing furniture but now I have no interest. I loved going out for lunch and a little shopping yet now I have no interest. I do not sit here and cry all day by any means I just have no want to socialize anymore. Anyway, this is long and I apologize for that. It’s hard to put it into words and I do not want to make it seem worse than it is. Other’s, I know, have it much worse than me =) and I count my blessings every day. I just would like to be able to shake this “sad, funk, not want to go anywhere or do anything and scared to do something new” feeling. Thanks for your time.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m sorry that I’m not able to take cases in this format. I try to give as much information as I can, so that folks can make a good decision on their own.

  8. Ehsan says:

    thanks joette i promise i must try this miracle. Very informative aslo i request to let us know more about homeopathic miracles. thanks

  9. Pam says:

    What is the difference between Ignatia amara 200c and Aurum metallicum 200ck? Aren’t they both for depression? I have seen both recommended, how do you distinguish which one to use? Thanks.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The difference between the two is an entire study which would take more time than I’m able to offer in this setting. If this is a compelling question for you, read the deeper expose of each in a good materia medica. They can often be found on line. Just plug in “homeopathy materia medica;Aurum metallicum” and the same for Ignatia.

  10. Alice Smith says:

    Nice words of wisdom and of course your mother in law was my mother in law. She lived a better life because of the remedies your suggested. Love all you do.

    1. Courtney Ingham says:

      Hi Alice! Thanks, as always for your words of encouragement. Are you around today? Perry’s left a few messages in hopes of making contact. (‘Can’t ever count on cell phones and emails!)

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