Ipecacuanha

Ipecac-root, Ipecac, Ipec, Ipeca
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HPUS indication of Ipecacuanha: Nausea
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Ipecacuanha may help, unprocessed Ipecacuanha may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ipecacuanha in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Ipecacuanha

General

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.

Dose

Third to 200th potency.

  MODALITIES ETC - Ipecacuanha

Worse

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

  RELATIONSHIPS - Ipecacuanha

Compare

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.

Complementary

Complementary: Cuprum Metallicum Cuprum; Arnica Arn.

Antidotes

Antidotes: Arsenicum Album Arsenic; China China; Tabacum Tab Ac.

  MIND - Ipecacuanha

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

  HEAD - Ipecacuanha

Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised

Cerebral haemorrhage

Sensitive; brain

Headache

Pain extends to teeth and root of tongue.

Pain, headache; with stomach complaints

sore bruised, sensitive to pressure

  EYES - Ipecacuanha

Eyes

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.

  FACE - Ipecacuanha

Face

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

  NOSE - Ipecacuanha

Nose

Epistaxis.

Nose bleed

bright blood

clotted, coagulated blood

with cough; whooping cough

Discharge

Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea

Running or blocked nose (coryza); with cough

  MOUTH - Ipecacuanha

Mouth

Children put fingers in the mouth

Saliva

Salivation

  THROAT - Ipecacuanha

Throat

Irritation; trachea (wind pipe)

Sounds; rattling trachea (wind pipe, see respiration)

Tickling in the air passages

larynx

  CHEST - Ipecacuanha

Chest

Anxiety; region of heart

Congestion

Inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis)

children

lungs; infants

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Oppressed feeling

heart

Pain; pressing; diaphragm

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 ( Millefolium Mille.) Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold

Complete aphonia.

Accelerated

Asthma attack

in children

spasmodic

Deep

Difficult (dyspnea)

ascending

with cough

after exertion; physical exertion

Interrupted; coughing

Rattling

Sighing

Wheezing

  COUGH - Ipecacuanha

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

evening; 7 p.m.

child becomes stiff and blue in face

Tickling

larynx

Tormenting

Violent

  EXPECTORATION - Ipecacuanha

Expectoration

Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage)

Difficult

Mucous; bloody

  SKIN - Ipecacuanha

Skin

Pale, lax

Blue around eyes

Miliary rash.

Coldness

Out-breaks on skin; suppressed

  ABDOMEN - Ipecacuanha

Abdomen

Stomach; Tongue usually clean

Mouth, moist; Much saliva

Stomach feels relaxed, as if hanging down

Hiccough.

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

during labour

sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.)

extending to other parts; downward

sides; left to right

navel

navel; extending to other parts; womb

navel; region of; extending to womb

Restlessness, uneasiness, etc.

Stomach; desires, cravings; delicacies

disordered

sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed

indigestion

after stress

Eating

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

Nausea

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

Vomitting

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; blood

vomiting; green

  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Ipecacuanha

Rectum

Diarrhoea; in children

during cholera epidemic

Dysentery

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

Stool

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

Dysenteric, slimy.

Green

  GENITALS ETC - Ipecacuanha

Urine

Bloody

Cloudy; with perspiration

Womb

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

Pain from navel to uterus

Genitals

Vomiting during pregnancy

Female; miscarriage

metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

active

bright red

gushing

during and after labour

movement

profuse

pain; labour pains; cutting; around navel

Menses

Menses too early and too profuse.

Female; period; bright-red

period; clotted

period; copious

with faintness

period; frequent

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

  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Ipecacuanha

Extremities, limbs

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

Awkwardness

lower limbs; stumbling when walking

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

lower limbs; foot

Heat; hand; palm

Pain; during chill

lower limbs; bones

aching

bones

bones; during chill

lower limbs; thigh; bone

leg

sore, bruised

bones

Stiffness; during convulsion

  FEVER AND CHILL - Ipecacuanha

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

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

chill followed by heat, then sweat

  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS - Ipecacuanha

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by quinine

  GENERALITIES - Ipecacuanha

Sleep and dreams

With eyes half wide open

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

Sleepiness, tiredness; after vomiting

Convulsions

Convulsions; convulsive movements

from indigestion

Perspiration

Cold

Hot

When indoors

Generalities

Night

General physical anxiety

Extreme emotion

Eating and food; veal

Haemorrhage

Pain; bones

pressing; as from load

sore, bruised; bones

Periodic, recurring

Vomiting

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after period