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.