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Ipecac (Psychotria ipecacuanha)
Ipecac (Psychotria ipecacuanha)
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A shrubby herb that produces a compound in its roots called ematin that’s an emetic – meaning, it makes you vomit. It’s been used for decades to treat a variety of ailments, including gastrointestinal diseases, diarrhea, and intermittent fevers. “It is [also] employed as an expectorant, in bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, asthma, and mumps,” according to Purdue.

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