Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Ipecacuanha in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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(Nos. 1 to 15, from Hahnemann). 1, Hahnemann, Mat. Med. Pura; 2, Langhammer, ibid.; 3, Lehmann, ibid.; 4, Stapf, ibid.; 5, Clark, in Murray, Appar. Med., I, p. 814 (effects when given in dysentery, without relief); 6, Cleghorn, Diseases of Minorca, p. 249 (when given in dysentery); 7, Fothergill, Med. Obs. and Inq., Art. XVIII, when given in chronic diarrhoea; 8, Geoffroy, Traité de la Mat. Méd., II, p. 92, accidents liable to happen to those who powder the drug; 9, Gmelin, Untersuch., etc., 1793 (no Obs. about Ipecacuanha in ed. of 1787); 10, Hillary, Air and Diseases of Barbadoes (page 215, as Cleghorn); 11, Heller (D. Nat. A.), in Hufel. Journ., XXVII, 1, p. 51 (effects when given in chronic agues; subjects of nearly all the symptoms had had six paroxysms already; his face was yellow, and the praecordia tender); 12, Lemery, Traité Univ. des Drog. Simpl., p. 438, from the powder drawn into the nose, Hahnemann; (from taking Ipecacuanha in large doses of powder), local irritations obviated by moistening it; 13, Murray, Med. Pr. Biblioth., III, p. 237 (not accessible); 14, Pye, Hughes, Med. Obs. and Inquir., Art. XXII, p. 266 (after ineffectual attempts at vomiting); 15, Scott, in Edin. Med. Com., IV, p. 74 (effect of powdering Ipecacuanha at a distance in one idiosyncratically susceptible to its influence); 16, Bock, Inaug. Diss., Dieppe, 1830 (A. H. Z., 32, p. 63), took repeated doses of 1/2 to 15 grains; 17, Lembke, A. H. Z., 37, p. 125, proving with 1/2 grain, repeated after half an hour; 18, Robinson, Br. Journ. of Hom., 24, p. 515, a man took 3d dilution three times a day; 19, Preger, Rust's Mag., 1830, vol. 32, effects of powdering Ipecacuanha in a man who had suffered from habitual cough and catarrh; 20, Bullock, Lond. Med. Gaz., 1836, p. 701, a man affected on entering a room where Ipecacuanha was being prepared; has been affected the same way a dozen times; 21, Patterson, Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., 1843, p. 411, effects of using Ipecacuanha in his practice (he had catarrh five years before asthma commenced); 22, Turner, Bost. Med. and Surg. Journ., 1843, p. 229, effects of dust while preparing Ipecacuanha; 22a, same, took 1/2 drachm of powdered Ipecacuanha in tepid water; 22b, effects of a single pill of about 1 grain, twice; 22c, two attacks from exposure to Ipecacuanha; 23, Hannay, Edin. Med. and Surg. Journ., 1843, p. 322, effects of liniment of Ipecacuanha; 24, Payne, Western Journ. of Med. (Bost. M. and S. Journ., 1844, p. 84), effects of inhalation while filling a jar; 25, Robertson, Am. J. Med. Sc., 1844, p. 252, from West. J. of Med., effects of inhalation while preparing a powder of Ipecacuanha; 25a, effect of wine of Ipecacuanha for deranged stomach; 25b, same, another inhalation; 25c, same, touched tongue to wine of Ipecacuanha; 25d, same, sequela to attacks; 26, Roberts, from Pereira, effects of remaining in a room while preparing Ipecacuanha; 27, Tamhayn, Journ. of Pharm. and Therap., I, 397, effects in an apothecary of powdering Ipecacuanha; 28, Stillmann, Am. J. of Hom. Mat. Med., 1875, p. 367, effect of syrup of Ipecacuanha in a child eighteen months old, teaspoonful doses repeated every 1/2 hour till it vomited.
Cephaëlis Ipecacuanha, A. Richard.
Natural order, Rubiaceae.
Common names (German), Brech-wurzel; Ipecac.
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