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Emetic

Emetic

A substance causing vomiting. Emetics act locally by irritating nerves to produce a reflex action on the organs (such as the pharynx, esophagus or stomach), or systemically by direct stimulation of the vomiting center in the brain stem.

See:

Bloodroot
Boneset
Catnip
Elder flowers
Ipecacuanha
Lobelia
Senega
Squill

References

Culbreth, D.M.R. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology. Reprinted by Eclectic Med Publications: Portland, OR, 1983.

Hoffmann, D: The New Holistic Herbal. Element, 1983. Third edition 1990.

Hyde, F.F. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. British Herbal Medicine Assoc: West Yorks, England, 1983.

 


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