What Is Emetic?
Emetic action is the physiological response triggered by a substance that induces vomiting. This reaction occurs when the substance stimulates the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ) in the brain which subsequently activates the vomiting center. As a result of this procedure, the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes, the abdominal muscles contract and the stomach contents are expelled by the mouth.
Emetic action is often used in cases of poisoning or overdose to quickly remove harmful substances from the body. Although, the use of emetics should only be done so by a medical professional as indiscriminate usage can be harmful, especially if the patient is already dehydrated or in a vulnerable condition.
What are the benefits of Emetic herbs?
The most potential benefits of emetic herbs are:
- Aid in digestion
- Expel out toxins from the body in case of poisoning
- Clear the airways to relieve congestion