IpecacuanhaIpecac-root, Ipecac, Ipec, Ipeca
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Ipecacuanha may help, unprocessed Ipecacuanha is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Ipecacuanha in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The chief action is on the ramifications of the pneumogastric nerve, producing spasmodic irritation in chest and stomach. Morphia N/A habit. The principal feature of Ipecacuanha is its Persistent nausea and vomiting, which form the chief guiding symptoms. Indicated after indigestible food, raisins, cakes, etc. Especially indicated in fat children and adults, who are feeble and catch cold in relaxing atmosphere; warm, moist weather. Spasmodic affections. Hemorrhages Bright-red and Profuse.
Third to 200th potency.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, periodically; from veal, moist warm wind, lying down.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Emetine - principal alkaloid of Ipecacuanha ( A powerful amebicide, but is not a bactericide. Specific for amebiasis; of remarkable value in treatment of amebic dysentery; also as a remedy in pyorrhoea, 1/2 gr. daily for three days, then less. Emetin, 1/2 gr. hypodermically, in Psoriasis. Emetin hydroch. 2X, diarrhoea with colicky, abdominal pains and nausea. Emetin for endameba dysentery. In physiological doses must be carefully watched. May produce hepatization of lungs, rapid heart action, tendency for the head to fall forward and lobar pneumonia. In hematemesis and other hemorrhages, compare: Gelatin (which has a marked effect on the coagulability of the blood. Hypodermically; or if by mouth, a 10 percent. Jelly, about 4 oz., three times a day). Arsenicum Album Arsenic; Chamomilla Cham.; Pulsatilla Puls.; Antimonium Tartaricum Tart. Em.; Squill convolvulus (colic and diarrhoea.) Typha latifolia - Cat-tail flag (dysentery, diarrhoea) and summer complaint. Euphorbium Euphorbia Hypericifolia - Garden Spurge - (Very similar to Ipecac. Irritation of the respiratory and gastro-intestinal tracts and female organs). Lippia mexicana - (Persistent dry, hard, bronchial cough - asthma and chronic bronchitis). In Asthma, compare: Blatta Orientalis Blatta Orientalis.
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Irritable; holds everything in contempt
Full of desires, for what they know not.
Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impulsive; capriciousness
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during fever≡ more ...
Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised
Pain extends to teeth and root of tongue.
Pain, headache; with stomach complaints
sore bruised, sensitive to pressure≡ more ...
Pain through eyeballs
Eyes tire from near vision
State of vision constantly changing
Spasm of accommodation from irritable weakness of the ciliary muscle
Nausea from looking on moving objects.≡ more ...
Blue rings around eyes
Periodical orbital neuralgia, with lachrymation, photophobia, and smarting eyelids.
Heat; cold one side, the other hot
Skin; discoloration; bluish
discoloration; bluish; during cough
discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
discoloration; red; one-sided; one pale the other red
Stiffness, muscles; during cough≡ more ...
clotted, coagulated blood
with cough; whooping cough
Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea
Running or blocked nose (coryza); with cough≡ more ...
Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)
Sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration)
Tickling in the air passages
larynx≡ more ...
Anxiety; region of heart
Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)
Pain; pressing; diaphragm
Dyspnoea; constant Constriction in chest
Yearly attacks of difficult shortness of breathing
Continued sneezing; coryza; wheezing cough
Cough incessant and violent, with every breath
Chest seems full of phlegm, but does not yield to coughing
Suffocative cough; child becomes stiff, and blue in the face
Whooping-cough, with nosebleed, and from mouth
Bleeding from lungs, With nausea; feeling of constriction; rattling cough
Hemoptysis from slightest exertion ( Millefolium Mille.) Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold
after exertion; physical exertion
Wheezing≡ more ...
With or after chill or fever; during fever
Dry cough; during fever
Sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx
Comes on suddenly
In children; suffocating, child becomes stiff and blue in face
evening; 7 p.m.
child becomes stiff and blue in face
Violent≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)
Mucous; bloody≡ more ...
Blue around eyes
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed≡ more ...
Stomach; Tongue usually clean
Mouth, moist; Much saliva
Stomach feels relaxed, as if hanging down
Cutting, clutching; Worse, around the navel
Body rigid; stretched out stiff.
Pain; on movement
extending to other parts; downward
navel; region of navel; extending to other parts; to womb
cramping, griping; on movement
pressing; region of navel
cutting; navel; around navel
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.)
extending to other parts; downward
sides; left to right
navel; extending to other parts; womb
navel; region of; extending to womb
Restlessness, uneasiness, etc.
Stomach; desires, cravings; delicacies
sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed
Vomits food, bile, blood, mucus
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of
loathing of food (see nausea)
vomiting; food; from cough
Amoebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst
Stomach; nausea; during cough
nausea; during headache
nausea; in women; during labour
nausea; after smoking
constant nausea and vomiting, with pale, twitching of face
Stomach; vomiting; on coughing
vomiting; after eating
vomiting; during headache
vomiting; after stooping
vomiting; bile; with headache
vomiting; green≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; in children
during cholera epidemic
Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool
Pitch-like, green as grass, Like frothy molasses, with griping at navel
Green≡ more ...
Cloudy; with perspiration
Female; Uterine hemorrhage, Profuse, bright, gushing, with nausea
Pain from navel to uterus
Vomiting during pregnancy
metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
during and after labour
pain; labour pains; cutting; around navel
Menses too early and too profuse.
Female; period; bright-red
metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); between the menstrual periods≡ more ...
Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other.
lower limbs; stumbling when walking
Coldness; upper limbs; hands
lower limbs; foot
Heat; hand; palm
Pain; during chill
lower limbs; bones
bones; during chill
lower limbs; thigh; bone
Stiffness; during convulsion≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Intermittent fever, irregular cases, after Quinine
Slightest chill with MUCH heat, NAUSEA, vomiting, and dyspnoea
Relapses with improper diet.
With disordered stomach
When not careful what is eaten
Periodic, recurring; recurring daily
recurring every third day
In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater
Warmth is unbearable
Localised; stomach (gastric fever)
Comes on suddenly; irregular; short chill, long heat, no thirst
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat
chill followed by heat, then sweat≡ more ...
Injuries and accidents
Poisoning; poisoning by quinine≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
With eyes half wide open
Shocks in all limbs on going to sleep ( Ignatia Ign.)
Sleepiness, tiredness; after vomiting
Convulsions; convulsive movements
General physical anxiety
Eating and food; veal
pressing; as from load
sore, bruised; bones
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after period≡ more ...