Ipecacuanha Tincture BP (Pharmacutical Application)
A clear, pale brown mobile liquid with a characteristic odour. Ipecacuanha Tincture BP is an extract from the roots of Cephaelis Ipecacuanha, from Rubiaceae family. Ipecac Tincture BP is derived from a stronger herbal dilution of Ipecacuaha Liquid Extract BP. The active ingredient (Assay) in Ipecac Tincture BP are alkalods calculated as Emetine. The tincture containes around 0.1% Emetine, where as the Ipecacuaha Extract contains approximately 1.9 – 2.0% Emetine. The method used to test total alkaloids (as % emetime) is described in the BP / Ph.Eur monograph for Tincture of Ipecacuanha BP 1953 Extract.
Also know as: Callicocca ipecacuanha, Carapichea ipecacuanha, Evea ipecacuanha, Psychotria ipecacuanha, Uragoga ipecacuanha