(Medicinal Herbs) Jalap

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Jalap Scientific Names and Common Names,Jalap Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Jalap Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Medicinal Herbs)  Jalap

Contents:

Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Ipomoea jalapa L. Convolvulaceae Morning-glory family

Common Names

Morning Glory seeds
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Parts Usually Used

Root
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Jalap is an annual, herbaceous vine; the tuberous root produces several brownish, twining stems which bear petioled, cordate leaves with a soft point. The purple flowers have a long, funnel-shaped corolla.

Other varieties: Wild jalap (I. pandurata) used as purgative like I. jalapa.
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Where Found

Found in one area of Mexico near Xalapa.
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Medicinal Properties

Cathartic, narcotic, emetic in large doses, vermifuge
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Biochemical Information

Pharbitin, rhamnose, angelic acid, pelargonic and cyanin
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Uses

Jalap is used as a purgative for constipation and for complete and rapid emptying of the bowels. It should not be used when intestinal irritation is present.

Also may be used for intestinal parasites.
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Formulas or Dosages

Decoction: use 1 tsp. root with 1 cup water. Take 1 cup a day, a mouthful at a time.
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Warning

An overdose can cause serious internal effects as well as purging and vomiting.
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Bibliography

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

, by Pamela Forey and Ruth Lindsay, Crescent Books (January 27, 1992).

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