Ignatius Bean

What other names is Ignatius Bean known by?

Bean of St. Ignatius, Fiève de Saint-Ignance, Habas de San Ignacio, Ignatia, Ignatia Amara, Lu Song Guo, Saint Ignatius-beans, Strychnos ignatii, Strychnos tieute.

What is Ignatius Bean?

Ignatius bean is gathered from the Strychnos ignatii plant. The bean is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, some people use Ignatius bean to keep from fainting. It is also used as a bitter or tonic; and as an agent to invigorate, refresh, or restore body function.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Preventing fainting.
  • As a tonic.
  • Other uses.
More evidence is needed to rate Ignatius bean these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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