|Wild Jalap Quick Facts|
|Scientific Name:||Convolvulus jalapa|
Facts About Wild Jalap
|Scientific Name||Convolvulus jalapa|
|Common/English Name||Mechameck, Wild Potato, Man of the Earth, Man Root, Man in the Ground|
|Medicinal part||The root|
The influence seems to be especially useful for lungs, liver and kidney. Equal parts of root and Skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) made into a syrup is very effective in consumption, cough and asthma. An infusion, taken in wineglassful doses every hour, is useful in dropsy and calculous affections. The milky juice of the root is said to be a protection against the bite of the rattlesnake.
Of the infusion, wineglassful or less every 3 hr. Of the tincture, 2 teaspoonfuls.