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. Haemorrhages bright-red and profuse.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Mind ailments: Irritable; holds everything in contempt. Full of desires, for what they know not.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Head ailments: Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised. Pain extends to teeth and root of tongue.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Eyes ailments: 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.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Face ailments: Blue rings around eyes. Periodical orbital neuralgia, with lachrymation, photophobia, and smarting eyelids.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Nose ailments: Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea. Epistaxis.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Stomach ailments: 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.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Abdomen ailments: Amebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst. Cutting, clutching; worse, around the navel. Body rigid; stretched out stiff.
Stools:Pitch-like green as grass, like frothy molasses, with griping at navel. Dysenteric, slimy.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Female ailments: Uterine haemorrhage, profuse, bright, gushing, with nausea. Vomiting during pregnancy. Pain from navel to uterus. Menses too early and too profuse.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Respiratory ailments: 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. Haemoptysis from slightest exertion (Millef). Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold. Complete aphonia.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Fever ailments: Intermittent fever, irregular cases, after Quinine. Slightest chill with much heat, nausea, vomiting, and dyspnoea. Relapses from improper diet.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Sleep ailments: With eyes half open. Shocks in all limbs on going to sleep (Ign).
Extremities:Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Skin ailments: Pale, lax. Blue around eyes. Miliary rash.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Modalities ailments: Worse, periodically; from veal, moist warm wind, lying down.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Relationship ailments: Ipecacuanha treatment for Compare ailments: Emetine-principal alkaloid of Ipecac (A powerful amebicide, but is not a bactericide. Specific for amaebiasis; of remarkable value in treatment of amaebic dysentery; also as a remedy in pyorrhea, 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 endamoebic 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 haematemesis and other haemorrhages, compare: Gelatin which has a marked effect on the coagulability of the blood. Hypodermically; or if by mouth, a 10 per cent 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; Tabac.
Complementary: Cuprum; Arn.
Ipecacuanha treatment for Dose ailments: Third to 200th potency.