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.