Ipomoea purga Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
jalap Veracruz jalap

Ipomoea purga is a species of flowering plant in the genus Ipomoea. It is commonly referred to as jalap.

Ipomoea purga

Medical use

Economic importance of Ipomoea purga

Medicines source of jalap

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, Puebla, Veracruz

Biological activities

Absorbent
Starch found in Tuber
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Allelochemic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Allergenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Analgesic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Anesthetic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
AntiHIV
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
AntiLegionella
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiadenoviral
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiadrenergic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiaflatoxin
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiaggregant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiaging
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiarrhythmic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiasthmatic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiatherogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antibacterial
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antibronchoconstrictor
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Anticancer
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Anticarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Anticholinergic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antidepressant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiedemic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antielastase
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiescherichic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antifeedant
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiflu
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antigonadotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihemolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihepatoadenomic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihepatotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiherpetic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihistaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihypercholesterolemic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihyperthyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antihysteric
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Antiinflammatory
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiinsomniac
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Antileukemic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antileukotriene
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antileukotrienogenic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antimelanogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antimutagenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antinesidioblastosic
Starch found in Tuber
Antinitrosaminic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiophidic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antioxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiperoxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiproliferant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiprostaglandin
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiradicular
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiseptic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antispasmodic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Antistaphylococcic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antistomatitic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antisunburn
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antithiamin
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antithyroid
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antitumor-Promoter
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antitumor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Antiulcerogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antivaccinia
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Antiviral
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Anxiolytic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Bronchorelaxant
Scopoletin found in Tuber
CNS-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
CNS-Depressant
Scopoletin found in Tuber
CNS-Stimulant
Scopoletin found in Tuber
COX-2-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Calcium-Antagonist
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Cancer-Preventive
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Cholagogue
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Choleretic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Clastogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Co-carcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Collagen-Sparing
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Cytoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Cytotoxic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
DNA-Active
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
DNA-Protective
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Diuretic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Emollient
Starch found in Tuber
FLavor
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Fungicide
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Hepatocarcinogenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Hepatoprotective
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Hepatotropic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Herbicide
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Histamine-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Hypoglycemic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Hypotensive
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Immunostimulant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Insectifuge
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Leukotriene-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Lyase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Metal-Chelator
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Musculotropic
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Myorelaxant
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Perfumery
Tiglic-acid found in Tuber
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Pesticide
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Phytoalexin
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Phytohormonal
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Poultice
Starch found in Tuber
Prooxidant
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Prostaglandigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Sedative
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Sunscreen
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Tranquilizer
Valeric-acid found in Tuber
Tumorigenic
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Uterosedative
Scopoletin found in Tuber
Vulnerary
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Caffeic-acid found in Tuber (40000 ppm)

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Caffeic-acid Tuber 30,000 40,000
Caffeic-acid-methyl-ester Tuber
Cetyl-alcohol Tuber
Convolvuline Tuber
Exegonic-acid Tuber
Ipuranol Tuber
Jalapine Tuber
Jalapinolic-acid Tuber
Methyl-ethyl-acetic-acid Tuber
Orizabine Tuber
Quinovosides Tuber
Resin Tuber 100,000 200,000
Scammonine Tuber
Scopoletin Tuber
Starch Tuber
Tiglic-acid Tuber
Valeric-acid Tuber
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]