Emetic: S- Vamakaríya

Emetic: [S- Vamakaríya; H- Qai Lanewali]

Uses: Including or causing vomiting by local ac- tion on the nerves of the stomach and mucus membrane.

Three types of emetics:

central: Acts through the vomiting center of the brain (e.g., chamomile)

local: Locally irritates the nerves of the gastric mucus membrane (e.g., mustard, salt water) general: Acts through the blood on the vomiting center (these are partly local emetics)

Herbs: Apámárga, arka, chakramarda, chitrak, licorice, pippalí, rock salt, vac

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