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Ipecacuanha - Chest symptoms - T.F. Allen

Ipecac-root, Ipecac, Ipec, Ipeca, Ip.

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HPUS indication of Ipecacuanha: Nausea

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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Contractive sensation beneath the short ribs,

(Griping (jerking-tearing?) pains in the right chest, beneath the shoulder, of short duration),

Pressure in the chest (a quarter of an hour after two grains),

Oppression of the chest,

Oppression of the chest after eating,


Peculiar uneasiness in the chest, which caused me to withdraw; this becoming somewhat less, I returned to the operation, but before I had emptied all of the article out of the paper, the sensation in the lungs grew so distressing that I was alarmed; great difficulty of breathing with a sense of suffocation; a dry, hacking cough,

Constriction of the chest, with shortness of breath and wheezing respiration; she was obliged to open the window and gasp for air, with paleness of the face, scarcely perceptible pulse, and apparent danger of suffocation, from evening till 9 A.M.,

Oppression of the chest in the forenoon, with shortness of breath, as if he were in a great dust, and could not breathe on account of it,

Sudden attack of troublesome shortness of breath with a wheezing noise,

Attack of suffocation, lasting two to three days,

Cough impedes respiration, even to suffocation,


Dyspnoea, or suffocating sensation of stricture of the chest, and a most distressing oppression at the praecordia,

Dyspnoea for several hours,

Dyspnoea in the evening,

Dyspnoea renewed after twenty-four hours, from 10 P.M. till 10 A.M., for eight days,

Immediately seized with most urgent dyspnoea, with a sense of constriction across the chest, accompanied with violent and convulsive cough, which, together with the sneezing, continued for some time, until at length his countenance became anxious and livid,

Dyspnoea comes on in a violent degree, attended with wheezing and great weight and anxiety about the praecordia (in a few seconds); the attack generally remains about an hour, but I obtain no relief until a copious expectoration takes place, which is invariably the case,

A severe paroxysm of asthma, continuing several days (after eight or ten hours),

Severe and convulsive paroxysm of asthma; the danger of suffocation seemed imminent in the extreme (after ten or fifteen minutes),

The paroxysms usually came on suddenly, preceded by tickling in the nostrils and sneezing and continued from three days to three weeks, during which I was unable to remain in a recumbent position,

Suddenly seized with a violent attack of asthma, attended with the most distressing dyspnoea and oppression at the praecordia; bleeding and active cathartics relieved the attack in five or six days,

Spasmodic asthma, with great constriction in the throat and chest, with which a peculiar kind of wheezing noise is heard,

Heart and pulse


Palpitation, almost without anxiety,

Quick pulse,

Pulse rapid,

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