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Ipecac-root, Ipecac, Ipec, Ipeca

Boiron and HomeodelWHP - Washington HomeopathicHylands and Standard Homeopathic
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Below are the strongest indications of Ipecacuanha based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

The chief action is on the ramifications of the pneumogastric nerve, producing spasmodic irritation in chest and stomach. Morphia 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.
WORSE, periodically; from veal, moist warm wind, lying down.
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). Arsenic; Cham.; Puls.; Tart. Em.; Squill convolvulus (colic and diarrhoea.) Typha latifolia - Cat-tail flag (dysentery, diarrhoea) and summer complaint. 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.
Antidotes: Arsenic; China; Tab Ac.
Complementary: Cuprum; Arn.
Third to 200th potency.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

expectoration; bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage);
expectoration; difficult;
expectoration; mucous; bloody;

    MIND (click for more)

Full of desires, for what they know not.
Irritable; holds everything in contempt
mind; emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; impulsive; capriciousness;
mind; insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; during fever;
mind; symptoms follow intense emotions; anger;

    HEAD (click for more)

Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised
head; cerebral haemorrhage;
head; pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure;
head; pain, headache; with stomach complaints;
head; sensitive; brain;
Pain extends to teeth and root of tongue.

    EYE (click for more)

Cornea dim
Eyes tire from near vision
Inflamed, red
Nausea from looking on moving objects.
Pain through eyeballs
Profuse lachrymation
Spasm of accommodation from irritable weakness of the ciliary muscle
State of vision constantly changing

    NOSE (click for more)

Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea
nose; nose bleed;
nose; nose bleed; bright blood;
nose; nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood;
nose; nose bleed; with cough; whooping cough;
nose; running or blocked nose (coryza); with cough;

    FACE (click for more)

Blue rings around eyes
face; heat; cold one side, the other hot;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes;
face; skin; discoloration; bluish; during cough;
face; skin; discoloration; red; one-sided; one pale the other red;
face; stiffness, muscles; during cough;
Periodical orbital neuralgia, with lachrymation, photophobia, and smarting eyelids.

    MOUTH (click for more)

mouth; children put fingers in the mouth;
mouth; salivation;

    THROAT (click for more)

throat; irritation; trachea (wind pipe);
throat; sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration);
throat; tickling in the air passages;
throat; tickling in the air passages; larynx;

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Amoebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst
Body rigid; stretched out stiff.
Mouth, moist; Much saliva
abdomen; pain; cramping, griping; on movement;
abdomen; pain; cutting; navel; around navel;
abdomen; pain; cutting; navel; around navel; during labour;
abdomen; pain; extending to other parts; downward;
abdomen; pain; navel; region of navel; extending to other parts; to womb;
abdomen; pain; on movement;
abdomen; pain; pressing; region of navel;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.);
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); extending to other parts; downward;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel; extending to other parts; womb;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel; region of; extending to womb;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; left to right;
abdomen; restlessness, uneasiness, etc.;
abdomen; stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of;
abdomen; stomach; desires, cravings; delicacies;
abdomen; stomach; disordered;
abdomen; stomach; indigestion;
abdomen; stomach; indigestion; after stress;
abdomen; stomach; loathing of food (see nausea);
abdomen; stomach; nausea; after smoking;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; deathly;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; during cough;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; during headache;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; in women; during labour;
abdomen; stomach; sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; after eating;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; after stooping;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; bile; with headache;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; blood;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; during headache;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; food; from cough;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; green;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; on coughing;
constant nausea and vomiting, with pale, twitching of face
Cutting, clutching; Worse, around the navel
Stomach feels relaxed, as if hanging down
Stomach; Tongue usually clean
Vomits food, bile, blood, mucus

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; diarrhoea; during cholera epidemic;
rectum; diarrhoea; in children;
rectum; dysentery;
rectum; pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool;

    STOOL (click for more)

Dysenteric, slimy.
Pitch-like, green as grass, Like frothy molasses, with griping at navel
stool; green;

    URINE (click for more)

urine; bloody;
urine; cloudy; with perspiration;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Menses too early and too profuse.
Vomiting during pregnancy
Pain from navel to uterus
Female; Uterine hemorrhage, Profuse, bright, gushing, with nausea
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding);
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); active;
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); between the menstrual periods;
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); bright red;
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); during and after labour;
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); gushing;
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); movement;
genitals; female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); profuse;
genitals; female; miscarriage;
genitals; female; pain; labour pains; cutting; around navel;
genitals; female; period; bright-red;
genitals; female; period; clotted;
genitals; female; period; copious;
genitals; female; period; copious; with faintness;
genitals; female; period; frequent;

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chest seems full of phlegm, but does not yield to coughing
Cough incessant and violent, with every breath
Bleeding from lungs, With nausea; feeling of constriction; rattling cough
Bubbling rales
Complete aphonia.
Continued sneezing; coryza; wheezing cough
Dyspnoea; constant Constriction in chest
Hemoptysis from slightest exertion ( Mille.) Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold
respiration; accelerated;
respiration; asthma attack;
respiration; asthma attack; in children;
respiration; asthma attack; spasmodic;
respiration; deep;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea);
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); ascending;
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); with cough;
respiration; interrupted; coughing;
respiration; rattling;
respiration; sighing;
respiration; wheezing;
Suffocative cough; child becomes stiff, and blue in the face
Whooping-cough, with nosebleed, and from mouth
Yearly attacks of difficult shortness of breathing

    COUGH (click for more)

cough; asthmatic;
cough; choking;
cough; comes on suddenly;
cough; dry cough; during fever;
cough; in children; suffocating, child becomes stiff and blue in face;
cough; intermittent;
cough; rattling;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in larynx;
cough; suffocating;
cough; suffocating; child becomes stiff and blue in face;
cough; suffocating; evening; 7 p.m.;
cough; tickling;
cough; tickling; larynx;
cough; tormenting;
cough; violent;
cough; with or after chill or fever; during fever;

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; anxiety; region of heart;
chest; congestion;
chest; inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis);
chest; inflammation; children;
chest; inflammation; lungs; infants;
chest; lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration);
chest; oppressed feeling;
chest; oppressed feeling; heart;
chest; pain; pressing; diaphragm;

    BACK (click for more)

back; pain;
back; pain; aching;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other.
extremities, limbs; awkwardness;
extremities, limbs; awkwardness; lower limbs; stumbling when walking;
extremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot;
extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands;
extremities, limbs; heat; hand; palm;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; bones;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; bones; during chill;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; leg;
extremities, limbs; pain; aching; lower limbs; thigh; bone;
extremities, limbs; pain; during chill;
extremities, limbs; pain; lower limbs; bones;
extremities, limbs; pain; sore, bruised;
extremities, limbs; pain; sore, bruised; bones;
extremities, limbs; stiffness; during convulsion;

    SLEEP (click for more)

Shocks in all limbs on going to sleep ( Ign.)
sleep; sleepiness, tiredness; after vomiting;
With eyes half wide open

    CHILL (click for more)

chill; in warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater;
chill; open air;
chill; periodic, recurring; recurring daily;
chill; periodic, recurring; recurring every third day;
chill; warm room;
chill; warmth is unbearable;
chill; when not careful what is eaten;
chill; with disordered stomach;

    FEVER (click for more)

Slightest chill with MUCH heat, NAUSEA, vomiting, and dyspnoea
fever; comes on suddenly; irregular; short chill, long heat, no thirst;
fever; localised; stomach (gastric fever);
fever; stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat;
fever; stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat;
Intermittent fever, irregular cases, after Quinine
Relapses with improper diet.

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

perspiration; cold;
perspiration; hot;
perspiration; when indoors;

    SKIN (click for more)

Blue around eyes
Miliary rash.
Pale, lax
skin; coldness;
skin; out-breaks on skin; suppressed;

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

injuries and accidents; poisoning; poisoning by quinine;

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; convulsions; convulsive movements;
generalities; convulsions; from indigestion;
generalities; eating and food; veal;
generalities; extreme emotion;
generalities; general physical anxiety;
generalities; haemorrhage;
generalities; night;
generalities; pain; bones;
generalities; pain; pressing; as from load;
generalities; pain; sore, bruised; bones;
generalities; periodic, recurring;
generalities; vomiting;
generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after period;
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.

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