Ipomoea orizabenskaya, or Mexican scammonia

Name: Ipomoea orizabenskaya, or Mexican scammonia

 

Poisonous!

Convolvulaceae – Convolvulaceae.

Pharmacy name: Scammonia root – Scammoniae radix (formerly: Radix Scammoniae).

Botanical description. Climbing plant with large heart-shaped arrow-shaped leaves and large yellow (yellowish-white, yellowish-green) flowers. Growing in Mexico.

Active ingredients: resins with a strong laxative effect.

Application. Previously used as a laxative.

Poisonous!

Convolvulaceae – Convolvulaceae.

Pharmacy name: Scammonia root – Scammoniae radix (formerly: Radix Scammoniae).

Botanical description. Climbing plant with large heart-shaped arrow-shaped leaves and large yellow (yellowish-white, yellowish-green) flowers. Growing in Mexico.

Active ingredients: resins with a strong laxative effect.

Application. Previously used as a laxative.

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