Native to Brazil and Bolivia, Ipecac is a tropical, perennial plant. India is also known to be a prime producer of ipecac. This plant is known by various names including golden root, Matto Grosso ipecac, Costa Rica ipecac, and ipecacuanha. This small shrub helps cause vomiting, in case of poisoning. It also aids health conditions like diarrhoea, croup, and loss of appetite.