Cowhage

 Cowhage

Mix in treacle as much of the fine hairs or spiculæ of cowhage as the treacle will take up. 

Dose , a teaspoonful every morning and evening. 

Use  as an anthelmintic. 


 Cowhage

Cowhage is used to expel the round worm, which it does by wounding it with the fine prickles.

Dose  of the confection, for a child three or four years old, a teaspoonful early, for three mornings, followed by a dose of castor oil. (See par  491 .)

The mechanical anthelmintics are strictly confined to those agents which kill the worm in the body by piercing its cuticle with the sharp darts or spiculae of the cowhage hairs, or the fine metallic points of powdered tin (pulvis stanni ). When these drops are employed, they should be given in honey or treacle for ten or fifteen days, and an aperient powder every fourth morning, to expel the killed worms.