July 23, 2016

Mexican Scammony Root

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What other names is Mexican Scammony Root known by?

Convolvulus orizabensis, Convolvulus superbus, Ipomoea, Ipomoea orizabensis, Ipomoea superba, Ipomoea tyrianthina, Jalap Fusiforme, Orizaba Jalap, Racine de Scammonée du Mexique, Raíz de Escamonea Mexicana, Scammonée du Mexique.

What is Mexican Scammony Root?

Mexican scammony is a plant. Its root is used to make medicine.

People take Mexican scammony root to empty the bowels.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Emptying the bowels.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Mexican scammony root for this use.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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