This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
The dried tuberous root of Exogonium Purga. Frequently used in the form of powder.
Action and Uses : Jalap is a powerful purgative, producing copious watery evacuations. It is used for the purpose of removing water from the tissues in the treatment of dropsy.
Dosage: 1 gm. or 15 grains. It is best administered as: