Homeopathic Remedy Ipecacuanha (Ip)
Common Name : Ipecac-root, Ipecac
Kingdom : Plants
Habitat : Brazil.
Stage : Acute
Side : Right, U.Rt.Low Lt., Lt. to Rt.
Miasm : Psoric, Tubercular
Thermal State : Chilly, Ambithermal
Action : NoPolycrest
Thirst : Thirsty, Thirstless
Appetite : Reduced
Sensitivity : Low, High
Time Phases : Morning, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night
Preparations : HOMEO. Mother Tincture of the Dried Root; And Dilutions. U. S. P., Ipecacuanha, Fluidextractum Ipecacuanha.
Ipecacuanha (Ip) is indicated of following-
Nausea and vomiting, not relieved by vomiting.
Migraine with severe nausea and vomiting.
Tongue remarkably clean, with thirstlessness.
This agent when applied to the skin produces irritation, which is followed by vesicles, pustules and ulceration. Inhalations of the powdered root produces in some subjects coryza and asthmatic attacks. Taken internally it increase the salivary secretion and excites nausea, while larger doses result in nausea and vomiting. The bronchial mucous membrane is stimulated and the secretions increased.
Small does act as a stimulant to the liver, while larger dose act as a cholagogue cathartic. The skin is relaxed and moist with perspiration. In moderate amounts it has no action upon the circulation apart from the reduced tension of the pulse as a result of the act of vomiting; larger doses kill dogs by producing cardiac paralysis. An injection of Emetine exercises a solvent action upon the red blood corpuscles. Poisonous does reduce the temperature.
This remedy should be studied in cases that are characterized by persistent NAUSEA, with profuse saliva, a clean or slightly coated tongue, and vomiting that brings no relief. This constant nausea with a disposition to vomit is observed in acute and chronic catarrh conditions of the stomach, derangements of the STOMACH from improper food, as rich pastry, candy, ice cream, as well as in cases of nausea dependent upon PREGNANCY and chronic ALCOHOLISM. As stated above, the tongue is clean or slightly coated, the mouth is moist, the face is pale, and the stomach feels relaxed as if hanging down.
This same catarrhal or mucous condition is present in the small intestines, and this remedy is of service in cases of DIARRHOEA in which the stool appears to be fermented like yeast, or green as grass, or watery, or is slimy and dysenteric, with more or less blood. It is frequently indicated at the beginning of the summer diarrhoea of children who have been overeating improper food; also in CHOLERA INFANTUM. The face is pale, there are dark rings about the eyes, and the child is drowsy; there is jerking of the muscles during sleep. It is also of service in cases of CHOLERA MORBUS and cholerine when the characteristic stool is present, accompanied that extend from left to right, which are stretched out stiff.
It is also of service in DYSENTERY, especially the autumnal form, which is observed when the cool nights are followed by hot days.
It should be studied in disease of the respiratory tract during the stage irritation of catarrhal inflammation, when the secretions are increased. There is a continual sneezing a dry, spasmodic cough, dyspnoea and construction of the asthmatic type. These symptoms are observed in case of humid ASTHMA and asthmatic BRONCHITIS that are aggravation during damp weather. There is difficult breathing and violent DYSPNOEA with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach and a cough is present which terminates in a profuse expectoration of mucus. Cases of WHOOPING COUGH are benefited by it during the catarrhal period when the child loses its breath turns pale and becomes stiff and blue, with strangling, gagging and vomiting of mucus, and bleeding at the nose and mouth.
In HEADACHE it is remedy when the pain is as through the bones of the head were bruised. The pain extends down to bones of the head were bruised. The pain extends down to the root of the tongue; the headache is unilateral; the face is pale; there are blue rings about the eyes and the corners of the mouth are drawn, and there is the deathly and constant nausea.
It is indicated in HEMORRHAGES either active or passive in which the blood is bright red from all the orifices of the body, and is attended with a constant nausea. Chronic INTERMITTENT FEVER irregular case that have taken large quantities of Quinine, are often reveled by it. The chill is slight, the fever is intense, and is attended with nausea, vomiting and dyspnoea.
A/F [ Aliment From / Causation] :
-Ill effects of vexation, reserved displeasure
-Abuse of quinine, opium and arsenic
< Moist, warm wind
< From veal
< Lying down
< Slightest motion
< Over eating
< Lemon peel
< Pork mixed or rich food
< Warm damp > Open air
> Closing eyes
> Cold drinks
-Ailments from anger, mortification or vexation and indigestion.
-Holds everything in contempt and desires others also should do the same.
-Cries, screams, howls and is hard to please.
-Full of desires, but knows not for what.
-Faints suddenly in summer or hot room.
-Intolerance of noise.
-Tranquility after anger.
-Anxiety during fever.
-Delusion he is unfortunate.
-Impatience, irritability in daytime.
-Moaning during sleep.
-Restlessness during heat.
-Shrieking before convulsions.
-Disposition to slander.
-Starting during sleep.
-Awkward, stumbles against everything.
-It acts chiefly on the pneumogastric nerve producing gastrointestinal disturbances and respiratory affections, with nausea.
-Especially indicated in fat children and adults who are feeble; catch cold in relaxing atmosphere, warm, moist weather.
-Most of its acute complaints commence with nausea.
-Nausea constant, continuous and persistent with or without vomiting.
-Nausea not relieved by vomiting.
-Thirstlessness runs through the whole drug.
-Bright red, profuse haemorrhages, active or passive, from all the orifices of the body.
-Discharges are foamy and profuse.
-Disposition to cramps and spasms-convulsions, infantile, from suppressed eruptions.
-Head-Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised.
-Pains extend to teeth and root of tongue.
-Eyes-Inflamed, red, conjunctivitis.
-Eyes tire from near vision.
-State of vision constantly changing.
-Nausea from looking at moving objects.
-Nose- Coryza with stoppage of nose and nausea.
-G.I.T.-Tongue usually clean or red, pointed tongue or slightly coated.
-Nausea with profuse saliva.
-Vomiting of white, glairy mucus, in large quantities.
-Vomiting of blood, bile, food, without relief, sleepy afterwards.
-Worse from stopping of tobacco.
-Vomiting of pregnancy.
-Stomach feels relaxed, as if hanging down.
-Craving for sweets, dainties. Aversion to all food.
-Amoebic dysentery with tenesmus. While straining, pain is so great that it nauseates, little thirst.
-Pain clutching, squeezing, griping as from hand, each finger sharply pressing into abdomen. Worse from motion.
-Flatulence, cutting colic about umbilicus, extending towards uterus.
-Stool- grassy green, of white mucus, bloody, fermented, foamy, slimy, like frothy molasses.
-Autumnal dysentery, cold nights after hot days.
-Asiatic cholera, nausea and vomiting predominate.
-Cutting pains across abdomen from left to right.
-Vomiting of infants at the breast.
-Female genitalia-Uterine haemorrhage-profuse, bright, gushing with nausea.
-Vomiting during pregnancy.
-Respiratory system-Cough-dry, spasmodic, constricted, asthmatic, incessant and violent, with every breath.
-Cough with rattling of mucus in bronchi when inspiring.
-Threatened suffocation from mucus.
-Dyspnoea constant, constriction in chest.
-Asthma, yearly attacks of shortness of breathing.
-Chest seems full of phlegm, but does not yield to coughing.
-Whooping cough, with nose bleed and from mouth.
-Suffocative cough, child loses breath, turns pale, stiff and blue.
-Strangling with gagging and vomiting of mucus.
-Bleeding from lung, from nose or mouth.
-Haemoptysis from slightest exertion.
-Violent dyspnoea with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach.
-Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold.
-Loose, causes rattle in chest without expectoration.
-Asthma accompanied with skin disease.
-Suffocative attacks from foreign substance in wind pipe.
-Convulsion in whooping cough, from suppressed exanthema, from indigestible food.
-C.N.S.-Convulsions infantile, body rigid, stretch out, followed by spasmodic jerking or arms towards each other.
-Opisthotonos and emprosthotonos.
-Extremities-Pains as if bones were all torn into pieces.
-Fever-Short chill with long heat.
-Suppressed or mixed intermittents.
-Nausea in all stages.
-Hand and feet drip cold sweat.
1. Constant, continuous and persistent nausea with or without vomiting, nausea not relieved by vomiting.
2. Nausea with clear tongue.
3. Thirstlessness runs through the whole drug.
4. Tongue usually clean or slightly coated, with gastric and respiratory affection.
5. Stomach feels relaxed as if hanging down.
6. Pain in bones as if they are torn to pieces.
NUCLEUS OF REMEDY:
-It acts chiefly on the Pneumogastric nerve producing gastrointestinal disturbances and respiratory affection with persistent nausea and vomiting- gastrointestinal disturbances, respiratory affections and constant menses.
-Tendency to haemorrhage which are bright red and gushing.
1. Persistent nausea and vomiting with almost all complaints, nausea not better by vomiting.
2. Thirstlessness with almost all complaints.
3. Tongue clean or slightly coated.
4. Stomach feels relaxed, as if hanging down.
5. Bright red, gushing haemorrhage from all orifices.
6. Rattling of chest without expectoration.
Complementary : Cupr.
Follows Well : Acon, Ant-t, Ars, Bell, Bry, Cadm-s, Calc, Cham, Cinch, Cupr, Ign, Lyc, Merc, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sulph, Tab, Verat.
Antidoted By : Arn, Ars, Chin, Nux-v, Tab.
It Antidotes : Alum, Ant-t, Apis, Arn, Ars, Chin, Dulc, Ferr, Laur, Op, Sul-ac, Tab.
Duration Of Action : 7-10 Days.