Common Name: Ipecac. Carapichea ipecacuanha. Fruits and leaves. Photograph by: Kurt Stüber Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Descriptions and articles about the Ipecac, scientifically known as Carapichea ipecacuanha in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Molecular Biology and Geneti.. . Carapichea ipecacuanha — Overview. Ipecac learn more about names for this taxon Explore what EOL knows about Carapichea ipecacuanha.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Ipefacuanha and Privacy Policy. It has been used since ancient times especially as a source of a drug to treat poisoning by inducing nausea and vomiting. Nov 26, See Article History. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. The roots are used internally in the treatment of coughs, bronchitis, whooping cough and amoebic dysentery[].

We are currently updating this section. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Ipecacor ipecacuanhadried rhizome and roots of the tropical New World plant Carapichea ipecacuanha of the madder family Rubiaceae.

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Rhizomes are used to store starches and proteins and enable plants to perennate survive an annual unfavourable season underground.

Contact our editors with your feedback. Carapichea ipecacuanha is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. The plant needs to be used ipecacuanja caution since excess causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea[ ]. Plants need ample moisture and humidity if they are to thrive[ ]. It has also been used as a nauseantexpectorantand diaphoreticand was prescribed for conditions such as bronchitis. The root of ipecacuanha has been used in preparation of the medicament, the syrup, is simple or divided into a few branches, flexuous, and composed of rings of various size.

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In the 19th Century, women prisoners at the Cascades Female Factory, Tasmania, were routinely given “a grain or so of ipecacuanha” as a precaution, especially “upon ladies carapkchea gross health and fiery temperaments. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


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Ipecacuanha contains the alkaloids emetine methylcephaeline and cephaeline. Carapichea ipecacuanha – Brot. Arsenic poisoning Dimercaprol Succimer. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. This caarpichea has not yet been assessed. Retrieved from ” carapicnea Please try again later. Common madder Rubia tinctorum was formerly cultivated for the red dye obtained from its roots alizarin ; the roots….

Callicocca ipecacuanha Cephaelis ipecacuanha Evea ipecacuanha Psychotria ipecacuanha Uragoga ipecacuanha. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. In addition, those modified stems allow the parent plant to…. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The roots of ipecac contain a number of medically active constituents including isoquinoline alkaloids, tannins and glycosides[ ].

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