Despite safety concerns, people take German ipecac for digestion problems, kidney disorders, fluid retention, and snakebite. They also take it to cause vomiting and sweating.
Women take German ipecac to treat painful menstrual periods.
Some people apply German ipecac directly to the skin in a warm compress (poultice) for healing swelling and bruising.
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