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Materia Medica by Allen



IPECACUANHA

(ipec)

IPECAC RUBIACEAE

Adapted to cases where the gastric symptoms predominate (Ant. c, Puls.); TONGUE CLEAN or slightly coated.

In all diseases with constant and continual nausea.

Nausea; WITH PROFUSE SALIVA; vomiting of white, glairy mucus in large quantities, WITHOUT RELIEF; sleepy afterwards; worse from stooping; the primary effects of tobacco; of pregnancy.

Stomach: feels relaxed, AS IF HANGING DOWN (Ing., Staph.); clutching, squeezing, griping, as from a hand, each finger sharply pressing into intestines; worse from motion.

Flatulent, cutting colic about umbilicus.

Stool: grassy-green; of white mucus (Colch.); bloody; fermented, foamy, slimy, like frothy molasses.

Autumnal dysentery; cold nights, after hot days (Colch., Merc).

Asiatic cholera, first symptoms, where nausea and vomiting predominate (Colch.).

Haemorrhage: active or passive, bright red FROM ALL THE ORIFICES OF THE BODY (Erig., Mill.) uterine, profuse, clotted; heavy, oppressed breathing (luring; stitches from naval to uterus.

Cutting pains across abdomen from left to right (Lach. — from right to left, Lyc).

Cough; dry spasmodic, constricted, asthmatic.

Difficult breathing from least exercise; violent dyspnoea with wheezing and anxiety about the stomach.

Whooping-cough; CHILD LOSES BREATH, turns pale, stiff and blue; strangling, with gagging and vomiting of mucus; bleeding from nose or mouth (Indigo).

Cough, with rattling of mucus in bronchi when inspiring (Ant. t.) ; threatened suffocation from mucus.

PAINS AS IF BONES WERE ALL TORN TO PIECES (as if broken, Eup.;.

Intermittent fever: in beginning of irregular cases; with nausea, or from gastric disturbance; after abuse of, or suppression from quinine.

Intermittent dyspepsia, every other day at same hour; fever, with persistent nausea.

Oversensitive to heat and cold.

 

Relation
Complementary: Cuprum.

Is followed well: by, Ars. in influenza, chills, croup, debility, cholera infantum; by, Ant. t. in foreign bodies in larynx.

Similar: to, Puls., Ant. c, in gastric troubles.

 

Aggravation
Winter and dry weather; warm, moist, south winds (Euph.) ; slightest motion.