Homeopathic Ipecac has been used traditionally for the symptomatic relief of nausea and vomiting, morning sickness, travel sickness, gastric upset and spasmodic cough with nausea and vomiting.
Always read the label. Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy. If symptoms persist consult your health care professional promptly.
Remedy picture as described in traditional homoeopathic texts.
This remedy is mainly indicated for persistent nausea and vomiting. There is a sensitivity to noise, the person feels chilly and irritable and averse to eating. It is useful when symptoms come one after eating unripened fruits in summer or spasmodic chest symptoms during a period of cold, dry north winds. All ailments are accompanied with nausea and profuse saliva in the mouth. There may be a tendency towards nosebleeds or other blood losses that are accompanied by nausea. Symptoms may follow cold nights after hot days.
Physical symptoms can come on after emotional upsets, sadness, embarrassment or repressed anger. They can be hard to please.
Head: Headaches with nausea and vomiting with pain in the skull as if bruised, as if brain were compressed, painful pressure on the forehead, pain may extend to the teeth and tongue. Pain in the occiput, and or cold sweat on forehead.
Face: Bluish discolouration about the face; or one side pale, the other red.
Eyes: Inflamed and red; shooting pain through eyeballs, nausea when looking at moving objects.
Chest: Chest symptoms with associated nausea. Feeling of constriction in the chest and attacks of violent coughing with every breath. Loose, coarse rattle in chest without expectoration. Suffocative coughs. Dry spasmodic coughs that end in choking and gagging.
Stomach: Aversion to all food, constant vomiting, nausea not better for vomiting. Cutting pains around navel.
Diarrhoea after consuming unripened fruit or too much fruit. Ailments from over-eating ice-cream, pork, rich foods, salad or fats.
Female: Vomiting during pregnancy, pain from navel to uterus.
Pains: Cutting, clutching, drawing griping pains worse around the navel. Spasms of pains which bend the back forward or back; shooting pains from kidneys to front of thighs, cramps between scapulae.
- Spasmodic pains with nausea
- Constant nausea, vomiting does not relieve
- Morning sickness, travel sickness, asthma
- Spasmodic, hoarse cough. Dry or with rattling phlegm
- Nausea and vomiting with cough
- Bright red profuse bleeding with nausea
- Excessive salivation, especially in babies
- Symptoms come on after anger
- Over stimulation
- Taking cold
Better: Firm pressure; rest with the eyes closed; warmth
Worse: Cold; heat; food; periodically while lying down
Desires: Delicacies; sweets; cold drinks
Aversions: All food especially pork and veal; smell of food
Compare to: Arsenicum, Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, Ant tart.
Homoeopathy is an effective and scientific system of healing that gently and safely restores health and vitality to the mind and body by encouraging the natural tendency of the body to heal itself. This makes it an empowering tool for parents in the nurturing and health care of their children.
Homoeopathy recognises that all symptoms of ill health are expressions of disharmony and that it is the patient who needs treatment - not the disease.
Homoeopathic medicine is understood to act by stimulating a healing response in the body by way of its similarity to the existing complaint.
Homoeopathy follows definite scientific laws of preparation, prescription and cure.
Taking of Homoeopathic Remedies
- The remedies are absorbed in the mouth, so are best held in the mouth for several minutes before swallowing. In the case of pilules, allow them to dissolve under the tongue.
- Unless the dose is very frequent, half an hour before meals, or between meals, is the best time to take your dose. However, 10 minutes before or after a meal or taking a drink, is acceptable.
- Do not use peppermint toothpaste, or drink strong peppermint tea, or ordinary coffee as these may antidote your remedies.
- Do not smoke, brush your teeth or gargle, or drink alcohol, within half an hour of taking remedies.
- Do not touch the remedies with your hands. Liquids may be administered on a teaspoon, diluted with water. Likewise, when administering pilules to infants or small children, a teaspoon is helpful. Pilules can be rolled into the lid of the vial, and then dropped under the tongue.
- If any pilules are dropped, they should be discarded and not returned to the bottle.
- Store your remedies away from direct light and heat, and away from all strong smelling substances, particularly camphor, as the potency of the medicine will be weakened.
- When using Homoeopathic remedies, do not use products such as "Vicks" or "Deep Heat", as these will antidote the remedy. There are very effective Homoeopathic creams which you can use instead when needed.
- When taking more than one medicine, separate the doses by at least 10 minutes, preferably longer.
- Store your medicines away from electrical appliances such as fridge, TV, microwave, clock radio and stereo.