Contractions. - Ignat. Ign.
Synonyms. - Faba Sancti Ignatii, Strychnos Ignatii, Faba Indica.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 37.
St. Ignatius's Bean. For. names: German, Bittere Fiebernuss; French, Feve St. Ignace; Italian, Faba St. Ignatii.
Habitat. - East Indies and the Philippine Islands. Parts employed. - The seeds, as imported.
Characters. - Size of a large almond, irregular, angular, hard and stone-like, glabrous, inodorous; outside, blackish-grey, or clear brown; inside, when pared, brown-yellow, and somewhat shining and semi-translucent; a disagreeable murky odour; taste excessively bitter.
Preparation. - Tincture, using 20 O.P. spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - It. A. M. L., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.