Tincture and trituration of the dried root is the source of medicine.
Common Name: Ipecac-root, Ipeca
Causes & Symptoms for Ipecacuanha
- Wherever ailments are associated with the presence of constant nausea, Nausea through all the stages, Ipecac is the indicated remedy.
- There is profuse salivation with the nausea, indicated after indigestible food, raisins, cakes
- Suffocation from accumulation of mucus is relieved with Ipecac.
- The tincture is used for the bites of insects, bee, and wasp-stings.
- Vexation, Suppressed eruptions, Indigestible Foods are the leading causes that get the symptoms.
Mind and Head
Anxiety and fear of death, Ailments from mortification or vexation, with indignation, Impatience is relieved with Ipecac.
Sick headache originating in the stomach, the nausea preceding the headache and persisting all through.
Vertigo when walking, and when turning round, Lancinating headache, with heaviness of the head.
Attacks of headache, with nausea and vomiting indicates Ipecac.
Eyes, Ear, Nose
Violent neuralgia of eyeballs, shooting in the head, with gushes of tears, nausea.
Ipecac relieves the Trembling and Twitching of the eyelids.
Coldness and chilliness of the ears.
Coryza, with stoppage of the nose is relieved with Ipecac.
Mouth and Throat
Saliva runs from mouth on lying down, sensibility of all parts of the mouth.
Lips covered with small aphthae and eruptions. Fine granny eruption on face, with or without irritation.
Sore throat, during swallowing, as from swelling of the pharynx is relieved with Ipecac.
Stomach and Abdomen
There is disgust at the stomach for food, empty vomiting, vomiting of bile, of blood, No better by vomiting indicates Ipecac.
Vomiting of drink and of ingested food, or else of bilious, greenish, or acid, or mucous, gelatinous matter, somethings immediately after a meal.
Retching, especially, after drinking anything cold, or after smoking indicates Ipecac.
Colic, with agitation, tossing and child cries is relieved with Ipecac.
Incisive pains, in the umbilical region, with shuddering marks Ipecac.
Stool and Anus
It is Indicated for Itching of anus, Diarrhea of children. Hemorrhoids bleed profusely.
Pains in the region of the bladder, and of the navel, burning sensation in the urethra, with inclination to vomiting indicates Ipecac.
Discharge of pus from the urethra, with biting pain.
Menstruation too early and too profuse with Stitches from navel to uterus.
Ipecac relieves the bearing down pains towards the genital parts, and towards the anus.
Respiratory and cough
Rattling noise in the bronchial tubes, the cough causes vomiting without nausea indicates Ipecac.
Dry cough, excited by a contractive tickling in the larynx. Suffocative cough in the evening, continuous cough with perspiration on the forehead, shocks in the head, retching and vomiting.
Suffocative attacks in the room, accompanied by cold, as if the navel would be torn out.
Nocturnal cramps in the muscles of the thigh, with lumps in the thighs.
Coldness of one hand while the other is hot indicates Ipecac.
Tingling in the joints, as when numbed, spasms and convulsions of different kinds, Convulsive movements of the muscles.
The principal feature of Ipecacuanha is its persistent nausea and vomiting, which form the chief guiding symptom.
Pains as if bones were all torn to pieces, Excessive emaciation.
Worse in winter and dry weather, Improved by rest, by pressure, by closing eyes.
Loss of breath on the least movement.
During the nausea the patient is forced to scratch himself, until relieved by vomiting.
Side effects of Ipecacuanha
There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given.
It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc.
Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.
Dosage and rules while taking Ipecacuanha
Take 5 drops in half cup of water three times a day.
You can also medicate the globules and take 3 times a day or as prescribed by the physician.
We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.
Precautions while taking Ipecacuanha
Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.
If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use.
Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication.