Requests: If you need specific information on this remedy - e.g. a proving or a case info on toxicology or whatsoever, please post a message in the Request area www.homeovision.org/forum/ so that all users may contribute.
Latin, bindweed, from convolvere, to intertwine ; see convolve: To roll together; coil up.
Latin convolvere : com-, com- + volvere, to roll; see wel- 2 in Indo-European roots
Other Names: Ipomoeabona. Calonyction speciosum. C. pulcherrimus. Ipomea bona nox. Common Names: Morning glory.
Homeopathic preparation: Tincture of flowers. (Bradford’s Index).
N.O. Subclass: Asteridae; Order: Solanales; Family: Convolvulaceae or Morning Glory Family
Provings: Allen: Cyclopoedia, V. 3. Mure: Braz. Provings. Hering: Guid. Symptoms, V. 6.
Moreira, Manoel Duarte: Mure. Braz. Prov. (Bradford’s Index).
Description of the substance
Botanical Information: Convolvulaceae . This large and well - distinguished family of mostly tropical or subtropical plants, is represented in North America by 8 genera, containing in all 73 species and 17 recognized varieties. The order is composed of herbs or shrubs with stem that generally twine or trail. Leaves alternate, petioled (absent in Cuscuta ); stipules none. Inflorescence truly axillary, the peduncles 1 - flowered or cymosely 3 - many flowered; flowers regular and perfect, 5 - merous or rarely 4 merous. Calyx persistent; sepals mostly distinct, imbricated. Corolla with an entire or lobed limb. Gynoecium generally 2 - carpelled. Stamens as many as the lobes of the corolla and inserted low upon its tube. Hypogynous disk evident, annular. Ovary 2 to 6 - celled; style single, sometimes divided; stigma terminal or introrse. Fruit capsular or fleshy; seeds comparatively large; embryo filling the testa; albumen mucilaginous, surrounding, or surrounded by, the embryo.
In this order our proven plants are: The Oriental Scammony ( Canvolvulus Scammonia , Linn.), whose root yields an irritant but nearly tasteless purgative, often given to children as an anthelmintic on account of the smallness of the requisite dose for purging; Jalap, the dried tubercules of the Mexican Exogonium Purga , Benth., is a certain, powerful and speedy drastic purgative used as above; it has a gripping effect, however, making it less pleasant then Scammony; and Convolvulus Duartinus, the common Morning Glory ( Ipomoea Bona - nox , Linn.), a native of the tropics, so extensively planted north as an ornamental "vine. "
Many other genera furnish plants more or less used in general medicine. viz.; The North Aferican Ipomoea Nil, Roth; whose seeds, in 50 - grain doses, prove purgative, and in action greatly resemble, Jalap; the East Indian Ipomoea Turpethum , R. Br., the Jamaican I , tuberosa , Linn., and the St. Domingo I . Cathartica , Poir., are all used in their countries as purgatives, though the latter is generally too strong in its action to be safely given. The leaves of the Madras Argyreia bracteata , Wall., are used by the natives in decoction as fomentations for scrofulous enlargements. The root of the tropical Batatas paniculata , Chois,, is cathartic; while those of the East Indian B . edulis are wholesome, and as cultivated in the warmer climates, from an article of commerce known as Sweet potatoes. Our common Bracted Bindweed ( Calystegia sepium , R. Br.) has a purgative root, as has also the European C . Soldanella , Rom, & S. Oil Rhodium, a bitter essential oil, used to attract rats and mice to traps, also to adulterate oil of roses, is distilled from the sternutatory wood of Convolvulus (Breweria, Rhodoriza) scoparius , Linn.
This plant has been used much like Jalap and Scammony, in 40 - grain doses of the jointed and vermiculate roots, as a diuretic and gentle laxative. (Millspaugh’s Medicinal Plants).
Some Botanical information (Information refers possibly to Convo-s)
Europe, Siberia, China, Persia, India, Chile, North America.
Convolvulacee contain (tubers, rhizomes, roots and seeds) laxative heterosis - intestinal peristalsis - and lysergic acid.
The convolvulus is very sensitive to weather conditions, it always closes when raining and opens again when the sun appears. (it closes during the night)
The flower is delicate, whereas the plant is strong and spread quickly. It is an infestant plant. Its roots are deep and difficult to extirpate. The branches climb up the objects on which the plant grows (also other plants) except from very big objects (e.g. gates).
It is a perennial; its flowering starts in June and lasts till the end of the autumn.
The flowers are tubular (similar to the revolver flower). (Italiano’s Cases).
Habitat: This too common European plant has become naturalized in the North - eastern United States, where it flowers in June. It is said to be a sure indication that the soil is dry in all localities that it chooses as its habitat. (Information refers to Convo-a) (Millspaugh’s Medicinal Plants).