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Ipecacuanha

Ipecac-root, Ipecac, Ipec, Ipeca


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HPUS label indication: Nausea

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Below are the strongest indications of Ipecacuanha in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Materia Medica Sources
 
H.C. Allen - no Ipecacuanha
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Ipecacuanha
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Ipecacuanha
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Ipecacuanha
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  GENERAL

General

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.

Dose

Third to 200th potency.

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  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, periodically; from veal, moist warm wind, lying down.

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  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

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.

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  MIND

Mind

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

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  HEAD

Head

Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised

Pain extends to teeth and root of tongue.

Cerebral haemorrhage

Pain, headache; with stomach complaints

Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure

Sensitive; brain

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  EYE

Eye

Inflamed, red

Pain through eyeballs

Profuse lachrymation

Cornea dim

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.

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  NOSE

Nose

Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea

Epistaxis.

Nose bleed

Nose bleed; bright blood

Nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood

Nose bleed; with cough; whooping cough

Running or blocked nose (coryza); with cough

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  FACE

Face

Blue rings around eyes

Periodical orbital neuralgia, with lachrymation, photophobia, and smarting eyelids.

Heat; cold one side, the other hot

Skin; discoloration; bluish

Skin; discoloration; bluish; during cough

Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes

Skin; discoloration; red; one-sided; one pale the other red

Stiffness, muscles; during cough

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  MOUTH

Mouth

Children put fingers in the mouth

Salivation

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  SKIN

Skin

Pale, lax

Blue around eyes

Miliary rash.

Coldness

Out-breaks on skin; suppressed

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  THROAT

Throat

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration)

Tickling in the air passages

Tickling in the air passages; larynx

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  CHEST

Chest

Anxiety; region of heart

Congestion

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)

Inflammation; children

Inflammation; lungs; infants

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Oppressed feeling

Oppressed feeling; heart

Pain; pressing; diaphragm

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  COUGH

Cough

Asthmatic

With or after chill or fever; during fever

Choking

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

Rattling

Intermittent

In children; suffocating, child becomes stiff and blue in face

Suffocating

Suffocating; evening; 7 p.m.

Suffocating; child becomes stiff and blue in face

Tickling

Tickling; larynx

Tormenting

Violent

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  EXPECTORATION

Expectoration

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Difficult

Mucous; bloody

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Dyspnoea; constant Constriction in chest

Asthma

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

Bubbling rales

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

Croup

Hemoptysis from slightest exertion ( Mille.) Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold

Complete aphonia.

Accelerated

Asthma attack

Asthma attack; in children

Asthma attack; spasmodic

Deep

Difficult (dyspnea)

Difficult (dyspnea); ascending

Difficult (dyspnea); with cough

Difficult (dyspnea); after exertion; physical exertion

Interrupted; coughing

Rattling

Sighing

Wheezing

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  BACK

Back

Pain

Pain; aching

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

Stomach; Tongue usually clean

Mouth, moist; Much saliva

constant nausea and vomiting, with pale, twitching of face

Vomits food, bile, blood, mucus

Stomach feels relaxed, as if hanging down

Hiccough.

Amoebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst

Cutting, clutching; Worse, around the navel

Body rigid; stretched out stiff.

Pain; on movement

Pain; extending to other parts; downward

Pain; navel; region of navel; extending to other parts; to womb

Pain; cramping, griping; on movement

Pain; pressing; region of navel

Pain; cutting; navel; around navel

Pain; cutting; navel; around navel; during labour

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.)

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); extending to other parts; downward

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; left to right

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel; extending to other parts; womb

Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); navel; region of; extending to womb

Restlessness, uneasiness, etc.

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; all food; smell of

Stomach; desires, cravings; delicacies

Stomach; disordered

Stomach; sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed

Stomach; indigestion

Stomach; indigestion; after stress

Stomach; loathing of food (see nausea)

Stomach; nausea; during cough

Stomach; nausea; deathly

Stomach; nausea; during headache

Stomach; nausea; in women; during labour

Stomach; nausea; after smoking

Stomach; vomiting; on coughing

Stomach; vomiting; after eating

Stomach; vomiting; during headache

Stomach; vomiting; after stooping

Stomach; vomiting; bile; with headache

Stomach; vomiting; blood

Stomach; vomiting; food; from cough

Stomach; vomiting; green

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  RECTUM

Rectum

Diarrhoea; in children

Diarrhoea; during cholera epidemic

Dysentery

Pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing; during stool

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  STOOL

Stool

Pitch-like, green as grass, Like frothy molasses, with griping at navel

Dysenteric, slimy.

Green

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  URINE

Urine

Bloody

Cloudy; with perspiration

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Female; Uterine hemorrhage, Profuse, bright, gushing, with nausea

Vomiting during pregnancy

Pain from navel to uterus

Menses too early and too profuse.

Female; miscarriage

Female; period; bright-red

Female; period; clotted

Female; period; copious

Female; period; copious; with faintness

Female; period; frequent

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); active

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); between the menstrual periods

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); bright red

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); gushing

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); during and after labour

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); movement

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); profuse

Female; pain; labour pains; cutting; around navel

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other.

Awkwardness

Awkwardness; lower limbs; stumbling when walking

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Heat; hand; palm

Pain; during chill

Pain; lower limbs; bones

Pain; aching

Pain; aching; bones

Pain; aching; bones; during chill

Pain; aching; lower limbs; thigh; bone

Pain; aching; leg

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; sore, bruised; bones

Stiffness; during convulsion

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  SLEEP AND DREAMS

Sleep and dreams

With eyes half wide open

Shocks in all limbs on going to sleep ( Ign.)

Sleepiness, tiredness; after vomiting

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

Intermittent fever, irregular cases, after Quinine

Slightest chill with MUCH heat, NAUSEA, vomiting, and dyspnoea

Relapses with improper diet.

Open air

With disordered stomach

When not careful what is eaten

Periodic, recurring; recurring daily

Periodic, recurring; recurring every third day

Warm room

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

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat

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  PERSPIRATION

Perspiration

Cold

Hot

When indoors

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Night

General physical anxiety

Extreme emotion

Convulsions; convulsive movements

Convulsions; from indigestion

Eating and food; veal

Haemorrhage

Pain; bones

Pain; pressing; as from load

Pain; sore, bruised; bones

Periodic, recurring

Vomiting

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after period

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