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History A Portuguese friar living in Brazil in the early 17th century
first recorded the medicinal properties of ipecacuanha, a
traditional remedy used by Brazilian Indians. Its name is from the
Portuguese for "sick-making plant", since in large doses it causes
nausea, vomiting, and even cardiac failure. In conventional
medicine, drugs derived from the root are used to loosen phlegm in
the respiratory tract and to induce vomiting. Ipecac was proved by
Hahnemann in 1805 and is used especially to relieve persistent
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Remedy Source The homeopathic remedy is made from the root, the most potent
part of the plant. The root is dried and then ground into a coarse
powder, which is diluted either in milk sugar to be used as a dry
substance or in a water- and-alcohol base. Both preparations are
weakened to a nontoxic level.
is common in those who respond best to Ipecac., and children suited
to the remedy may scream and howl. When unwell, these people can be
capricious and hard to please, asking for things and then changing
their minds. Illness can prompt them to become morose, depressed,
impatient, and contemptuous of those around them. Those who need this remedy are anxious, and fear death. There
is often oversensitivity to movement and a constant feeling of being
hot on the inside and cold on the outside
Physicals Generally linked
with Ipecac. are persistent nausea, with or without vomiting, and a
tendency to hemorrhage. Persistent nausea with a pale face and lips;
cold or hot sweats and clamminess; nausea associated with migraines;
nausea that is not relieved by vomiting; and vomiting that is worse
when bending over. A key feature of all ailments is that the
tongue feels clean, not thickly coated. Despite any vomiting, the
tongue is clean and unfurred. The person may feel continually
cold on the outside and hot on the inside. . These symptoms appear
rapidly, are generally intermittent, and may also include coughing
fits and breathing difficulties. Ipecac. is also used for headaches,
migraines, and gynecological problems linked to the general tendency
to bleed very easily.
Uses Nausea and
vomiting. Stomach ailments
accompanied by a weak pulse, lack of thirst, fainting, and constant
saliva production are also helped by Ipecac. Nausea and vomiting -
persistent nausea that is not necessarily relieved by vomiting is a
key symptom associated with Ipecac. There is a bloated, swollen
feeling in the abdomen, and cramping, colicky pain that may be most
severe around the navel, while the stomach may seem to "flop" inside
the abdomen. Vomit consists mostly of undigested food or bile.
Belching and excess saliva production are common, the mouth remains
moist, and there is little thirst. The tongue tends to be clean and
unfurred. If gastroenteritis is the cause, there may be copious,
watery, greenish-colored diarrhea that contains undigested food. If
the skin is itchy, with sweat forming on the brow, then the symptom
picture may indicate gallbladder problems
difficulties, such as asthma, spasmodic coughing that
leads to choking, and a need to cough and vomit at the same
time. Coughs and wheezing - an irritating, dry, rattling, loose
cough, usually triggered by warm, humid weather. Breathing may be
wheezy and asthmatic, and the chest may feel constricted. Although
little phlegm may be produced, coughing may be violent and
accompanied by nosebleeds, retching, gagging, nausea, vomiting, or
coughing up of blood. These symptoms may be indicative of conditions
such as bronchitis, whooping cough, and childhood
bleeding with loss of bright red blood that is slow to clot; for
example, in a nosebleed, is also helped by this
Migraine Migraine pain in
the whole head, with severe nausea and vomiting. The pain extends to
the face, teeth, and tongue. The face is pallid, or blue around the
lips and eyes.
problems Extremely heavy menstrual flow possibly
with nausea and fainting. Between menstrual periods there may be
irregular spotting or a sudden, gushing flow from the uterus of
bright red blood that proves slow to clot. Ipecac. may also be
prescribed for morning sickness, for hemorrhaging in connection with
a displaced placenta, and for bleeding and nausea in the aftermath
of a miscarriage.
Kingdom: Plant Latin Name: Psychotria
ipecacuanha Common Name: Ipecac Homeopahtic:
Ipecac to Homeopathics
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1. Adapted to cases where the gastric
symptoms predominate ( Ant. c. , Puls.) tongue clean or slightly
2. In all diseases with constant and
3. Nausea with profuse saliva; vomiting of
white, glairy mucus in large quantities, without relief; sleepy
afterwards; worse from stooping; the primary effects of tobacco; of
4. Stomach: feels relaxed, as if hanging down
( Ign. , Staph. ); clutching, squeezing, griping, as from a hand,
each finger sharply pressing into intestines; worse from motion.
5. Flatulent, cutting colic about umbilicus.
6. Stool: grassy-green; of white mucus (
Colch. ); bloody; fermented, foamy, slimy, like frothy molasses.
7. Autumnal dysentery; cold nights, after hot
days ( Colch. , Merc. ).
8. Asiatic cholera, first symptoms, where
nausea and vomiting predominate ( Colch. ).
9. Haemorrhage: active or passive, bright-red
from all the orifices of the body ([Erig.], Mill. ); uterine,
profuse, clotted; heavy, oppressed breathing during; stitches from
navel to uterus.
10. Cutting pains across abdomen from left to
right ( Lach. , - from right to left, Lyc. ).
11. Cough: dry spasmodic, constricted,
12. Difficult breathing from least exercise;
violent dyspnoea, with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach.
13. Whooping-cough: child loses breath, turns
pale, stiff and blue; strangling, with gagging and vomiting of
mucus; bleeding from nose or mouth ([Indigo]).
14. Cough, with rattling of mucus in bronchi
when inspiring ( Ant. t. ); threatened suffocation from mucus.
15. Pains as if bones were all torn to pieces
(as if broken, [Eup.]).
16. Intermittent fever: in beginning of
irregular cases; with nausea, or from gastric disturbance; after
abuse of, or suppression from quinine.
17. Intermittent dyspepsia, every other day
at same hour; fever, with persistent nausea.
18. Oversensitive to heat and cold.
19. Relations. - Complementary: Cuprum. Is
followed well: by, [Ars. in] influenza, chills, croup, debility,
cholera infantum; by Ant. t. , in foreign bodies in larynx.
Similar to: Puls. , Ant. c. , in gastric troubles.
20. Aggravation. - Winter and dry weather;
warm, moist, south winds ( Euph. ); slightest motion.