Despite safety concerns, people take German ipecac for digestion problems, kidney disorders, fluid retention, and snakebite. They also take it to cause vomiting and sweating.
Women take German ipecac to treat painful menstrual periods.
Some people apply German ipecac directly to the skin in a warm compress (poultice) for healing swelling and bruising.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Digestive problems.
- Kidney problems.
- Painful menstrual periods.
- Fluid retention.
- Swelling and bruising, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe to apply German ipecac directly to the skin.
Special Precautions and Warnings
There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe to apply German ipecac directly to the skin. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: German ipecac might be UNSAFE for anyone to take. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, concern for you baby’s health gives you extra reasons not to use it.
We currently have no information for GERMAN IPECAC overview.
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