Ipecac is a homeopathic medication derived from the flowering plant known as Ipecacuanha from the Rubiaceae family. It is a plant that grows in the humid forests of Central America, Colombia, the Southern part of the Amazon and Atlantic Forests, and Brazil. The root, which is commonly used to make the syrup of ipecac, stimulates the central nervous system and the stomach to induce vomiting or emesis. The sole purpose of this action is to expectorate ingested poison or drug overdose from a person. It is a powerful emetic that is also used for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, diarrhea and intermittent fevers. Knowing how to make an Ipecac preparation will come in handy in cases of emergency situations such as drug intoxication.
Things You'll Need
- Glass container
- Fluid extract of Ipecacuanha
- Acetic acid
- Bottle with label
Add 1,000 ml of water with 10 ml of acetic acid and set aside.
Dilute the ipecac fluid extract with 300 ml of the water-acetic acid mixture and mix thoroughly by shaking.
Filter the mixture, passing enough water in the filtration process in order to obtain 500 ml of filtrate.
Add the 100 ml of glycerin into the filtrate.
Dissolve 700 grams of sugar into the mixture.
Add enough water to obtain a product that reaches the 1,000 ml measurement.
Mix thoroughly and strain.
Store the concoction in a bottle with a label.