Jalapa convolvulaceae (Jal.)
Exercise 24 - EH Analysis
In the following graph, taken from the Encyclopedia Homeopathica (EH) software analysis, each symptom included in the search is represented by a different color. The length of the bar for a particular symptom (represented by a color), indicates how many times this symptom was mentioned in the materia medica for that remedy.
You will notice that, for the most part, only characteristic symptoms were chosen. This allows for easy differentiation of the correct remedy. The first remedy on the left is the correct remedy and the answer to the exercise. Usually, it has the longest bar of the graph, and comprehensively covers all the symptoms.
The EH screenshot is followed by a list of the RADAR Keynotes of that remedy, and a link to a query file that users may download and install into their own EH program in order to duplicate the analysis.
There are no RADAR Keynotes for Jalapa convolvulaceae (Jal.)
The following notes are taken from classical homeopathic references
From C. Hering's Guiding Symptoms
Native to Mexico, from whence the first roots were brought by Coxe, in 1827.
The flowers are large and lilac purple, the roots tuberous.
The tincture is prepared from the dried and finely pulverized root.
It has been much used by the Old School as an active cathartic, generally in connection with other drugs.
Its action was found to be violent, and in overdoses dangerous.
The symptoms contained in Allen's Encyclopedia are from Noack and Trinks' Materia Medica, to which we add a small proving by Jeanes, made with the fourth dilution, in 1844.
From S.R. Phatak's Materia Medica of Homeopathic Medicines
- It is a powerful purgative, hence it affects intestines and stomach.
- Child is good all day, but screams and tosses about all night;
or child may be troublesome and restless day and night; with any complaint.
- Stools; watery, muddy or sour; bloody.
- Infantile diarrhea, with general coldness, blueness of face.
Related - Coloc
From W. Boericke's Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica
· Causes and cures colic and diarrhoea.
* The child is good all day, but screams and is restless and troublesome at night.
- Tongue, smooth, glazed, dry, smarting.
- Pain in right hypochondrium.
- Flatulence and nausea.
- Pinching and griping.
- Watery diarrhoea; thin, muddy stools.
- Abdomen distended.
- Face cold and blue.
- Anus sore.
- Aching in arms and legs.
- Pain in large joint of great toe.
- Smarting at root of nail.
- Burning of soles.
- Antidotes : Elater.; Cann. sat.
- Compare : Camph.; Colocy
EH Query File
Here is the EH Query file for you to install in your own program.
1. To download the file, right click on this link. Choose "Save File As", "Save Link As", or "Save Target As", depending on your browser.
2. Many browsers will change the file extension to .htm when you download. Be sure that the file name ends with .qry. If your browser has changed the extension, change it back to .qry
3. Open EH, go to the Find Window (F4) and chose the Search pull down menu. Select Recall the Query.
4. Double click on the query file you would like to open. You will then find the same query that was used to create the analysis screenshot for that remedy.
5. To view the analysis in EH, hit the function key (F8) and you will see the analysis for that query.
Note: EH owners who download these queries may get different results, based on the database of books they own. In particular, the Vermeulen books seem to be of great help in answering these exercises.