Ipecac.

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Ipecacuanha = Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Best remedy for constant, violent nausea.  Vomiting brings no relief. Sudden bright red haemorrhages (nosebleeds: piles: periods). Spasmodic respiratory complaints. Vomiting. Dry cough with choking / gagging, difficulty expectorating (compare Ant Tart). Thirstless. Constant salivation and clean tongue.

Better: open air; cold drinks (improve cough); resting with eyes closed; solitude;

Worse: worse for food or thought or smell of food; fatty meat; rich food; ice cream; fruit; coffee; warmth; humidity; cold, dry weather; night time; bending down.

How to Take – 30C Potency – Age 8-100 yrs 1 dose = 7 drops in ½ glass water. Give 3 doses for 2 days. Age 2-8 years 1 dose = 4 drops in ½ glass water. Give 3 doses for 1 day. Stop when symptoms clear. Seek urgent medical advice if no improvement within 10 mins.

About this remedy This perennial plant is native to Brazil. Used primarily where nauseous symptoms predominate. Allopathically it is used to induce vomiting after ingestion of poisons. Homoeopathically, it is used to relieve the symptoms of nausea & vomiting. Any combination of gastric and respiratory symptoms together. Relaxes the cramps in the body as well as soothes the anger and frustration of sickness.

Complaints - Severe or persistent nausea associated with any illness. Also used for travel or motion sickness or morning sickness of 1st trimester of pregnancy. Nausea that occurs with bronchitis, asthma, migraines; headaches; stomach ‘flu and colic. Ipecac. Complaints may start after the person becomes angry or overeats. Rapid onset. Face pale or blue. Difficulty breathing. Tongue very clean despite nausea.

Mental/emotional state Sulky, cross; hard to please. Children are hard to please; crying and screaming for what they want; extremely impatient.

Food/Drink Desires delicacies; sweets. Averse: food (+ lack of appetite); drinks. Thirstless.