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What other names is Jalap known by?

Convolvulus purga, Exogonium purga, Indian Jalap, Ipoméep, Ipomoea purga, Jalap des Indes, Jalap Officinal, Jalap Vrai, Jalapa, Jalape, Mechoacán.

What is Jalap?

Jalap is a plant. The root is used to make medicine.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Emptying and cleansing the bowels (cathartic, purgative), increasing body water loss (diuretic), and other uses.

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