Contractions. - Ipec. Ipc.
Cephaelis Ipecacuanha. Nat. ord., Cinchonaceae.
Synonyms. - Callicocca Ipecacuanha, Ipecacuanha fusca, Psychotria Ipecacuanha.
Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 38.
Ipecacuan. For. names: German, Brechwurzel; French, Ijpecacuana; Italian, Ipecaquanha; Spanish, Ipecacuana.
Habitat. - Brazil.
Part employed. - The root.
Characters. - In pieces 3 or 4 inches long, the size of a small quill, contorted and irregularly annulated; various shades of brown in colour. It consists of two parts - the cortical or active portion, which is brittle, and a slender, tough, white, woody centre. When powdered it has a faint nauseous odour, and a somewhat acrid and bitter taste.
Preparation. - Tincture, using 20 O.P. spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture,
Pilules, or Globules.