Natural Remedies > Ipecac Fact Sheet
The Ipecacuanha shrub has been used over the years to promote vomiting. Consuming the root may produce symptoms that include appetite stimulation, sweating, vomiting, gastritis, inflammation of the lungs, and heart failure.
The Homoeopathic remedy is made from the root, the most potent part of the plant. It is dried, ground into a powder, diluted in milk sugar and weakened to a non-toxic level.
Ipecac is available over the counter in various potencies.
Professional advice is required for
each particular ailment and for dosages.