jalap resin

jal·ap res·in

resin extracted from the dried tuberous root of Exogonium purga; a purgative.

jalap resin (jaˑ·lp reˑ·zin),

n Latin names:
Exogonium purga, Ipomea purga, Convolvulus jalapa, Convolvulus purga; part used: root; uses: cathartic, colic, pain in the bowels, general intestinal inactivity, vermifugal; precautions: none known. Also called
calapa, jalap bindweed, and
scammony.