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EXOGONIUM PURGA

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Synonym ► Ipomoea purga Hayne.

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Amercia. Grows in Southern and Eastern India.

English ► Jalap.

Unani ► Jalaapaa.

Action ► Tuber—drastic hydr- agogue cathartic, acts briskly, causes watery evacuations. Overdoses produce hypercatharsis. Contraindicated in inflammatory conditions of the bowels. (The roots of Operculina turpethum synonym Ipomoea turpethum are used as a substitute for jalap.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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