IPECACUANHA homeopathic remedy keynotes and indications from the Decachords by Gladstone Clarke, of the medicine IPECACUANHA …


      1. The gastric symptoms predominate in nearly all complaint; violent and persistent nausea not (>) Vomiting.

2. Morose irritability with pale, drawn face and hollow eyes encircled with dark rings. Children readily cry and scream a nd have vague, indefinite longings.

3. Alimentary disorders; aversion from all food with vomiting of tenacious, white glairy mucus; tongue usually clean; stomach feels as if “hanging relaxed”; after indulgence in rich, fat foods (Pulsatilla) or sweets, ices, etc. (Arsenicum); salivation (Mercurius iod.).

4. Diarrhoea and dysentery; char. stools: (a) fermented, foamy like yeast, (b) grass green, mucous or watery, (c) slimy with more or less blood.

5. Respiration complaints; violent dyspnoea with wheezing, anxious respiration, or dry, spasmodic cough; great accumulation of mucus (fine rales) yet nothing comes up.

6. Active or passive haemorrhage of bright arterial blood; in gushes from all orifices.

7. Obstinate Malarias with no regularly defined stages; after abuse of quinine; will often bring out the true drug picture.

8. Pains as if bones all torn to pieces.

9. Intense irritation of the skin with uncontrollable desire to scratch.

10. Patient sensitive to every change of weather; (<) heat and cold; winds.


A. Gladstone Clarke
Arthur Gladstone Clarke, a christian missionary working with the North China Mission, made good practical use of the homeopathy. He learnt as a student at MSM. He published a short introduction to the use of over 100 commonly used medicines—Decachords—first published in 1925 and still in print today.