In its homeopathic preparation, the Ipecac root drains fluids that accumulate in the chest to alleviate a wet and rattling cough with wheezing. Ipecac is also a classic remedy for relieving the symptoms of Asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Caephalis Ipecacuanha; ‘ip’-e-cac/
SOURCE & HABITAT:
Common to South America. The dried root of the plant is used for its medicinal purpose.
The usefulness of Ipecac was discovered centuries ago when it was observed that the plant induced vomiting. While the traditional syrup of Ipecac continues to be used to induce vomiting, its homeopathic application has the opposite effect as it alleviates nausea and vomiting.