Cephaelis ipecacuanha Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
ipecac
Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Medical use

Economic importance of Cephaelis ipecacuanha

Medicines source of emetine

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Geografical distribution

  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador - Napo

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Root (400000 ppm)
Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Allergenic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Alpha-Amylase-Inhibitor
Citric-acid found in Plant
Amebicide
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Kryptonine found in Root
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Choline found in Plant
Antiaphthic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antibacterial
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Anticalculic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Anticarcinomic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antichoreic
Choline found in Plant
Anticirrhotic
Choline found in Plant
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Anticoagulant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Anticystinuric
Choline found in Plant
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Choline found in Plant
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Choline found in Plant
Antidysenteric
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antidyskinetic
Choline found in Plant
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antifibromyalgic
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antihomocysteine
Choline found in Plant
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiinflammatory
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antileishmanic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antileukemic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antimalarial
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Psychotrine found in Root
Antimanic
Choline found in Plant
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Root (400000 ppm)
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antinociceptive
Choline found in Plant
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antioxidant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Psychotrine found in Root
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antipolio
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiproteinigenic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiradicular
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antiseborrheic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antisteatotic
Choline found in Plant
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antitubercular
Citric-acid found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antitumor
Citric-acid found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Malic-acid found in Plant
Antiulcer
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Antivaccinia
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Antiwart
Chelidonic-acid found in Plant
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Bacteristat
Malic-acid found in Plant
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Bruchiphobe
Malic-acid found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Cardiodepressant
Choline found in Plant
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Cardiotoxic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Cerebrotonic
Choline found in Plant
Cholinergic
Choline found in Plant
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
DNA-Inhibitor
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Dermatitigenic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Diaphoretic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Disinfectant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Emetic
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Kryptonine found in Root
Emollient
Starch found in Root (400000 ppm)
Expectorant
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
FLavor
Citric-acid found in Plant
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Fungicide
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
HIF-1-Inhibitor
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Hemopoietic
Malic-acid found in Plant
Hemostat
Citric-acid found in Plant
Hepatoprotective
Choline found in Plant
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Choline found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Kryptonine found in Root
Ileorelaxant
Choline found in Plant
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Irritant
Chelidonic-acid found in Plant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Lipotropic
Choline found in Plant
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Litholytic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Memorigenic
Choline found in Plant
Microphagocytogenic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Mucolytic
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Mycobactericide
Citric-acid found in Plant
Malic-acid found in Plant
Neurotoxic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Occuloirritant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Odontolytic
Citric-acid found in Plant
Parasympathomimetic
Choline found in Plant
Pesticide
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Kryptonine found in Root
Malic-acid found in Plant
Poultice
Starch found in Root (400000 ppm)
Protisticide
Cephaeline found in Root (17700 ppm)
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Refrigerant
Citric-acid found in Plant
Secretolytic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Sialogogue
Malic-acid found in Plant
Tachycardic
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant
Vermicide
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Vesicant
Emetine found in Leaf (4500 ppm);found in Root (26250 ppm)
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
6,7-dehydro-1,11b-beta-dihydrorubremetine Plant
Alkaloids Root 20,000 40,000
Ascorbic-acid Plant
Cephaeline Root 8,575 17,700
Chelidonic-acid Plant
Choline Plant
Citric-acid Plant
Dehydrobremetine Plant
Emetamine Root
Emetine Leaf 4,500
Root 8,000 26,250
Hydroipecamine Root
Ipecacuanhic-acid Root
Ipecacuanhin Root
Ipecamine Root
Ipecoside Root 10,000
Isoemetine Plant
Kryptonine Root
Malic-acid Plant
O-methylpsychotrine Root
Protoemetine Root
Psychotrine Root
Psychotrine-methyl-ether Root
Starch Root 300,000 400,000
Tannins Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]