Mallotus. Mallotus philippinensis.

Botanical name: 

Synonyms—Kamala, Kameela.

Resin 80 per cent, citric, oxalic and tannin acids, rottlerin, malotoxin, paraoxybenzoic acid.


Specific Kamala. Dose, from thirty to sixty minims.

Therapy—Kamala is an efficient remedy for tapeworm, ranking next to male fern. No preparation for its administration is necessary. To counteract griping it should be taken in cinnamon water or combined with hyoscyamus. If the first does does not act, it should be repeated in four hours or followed with a dose of castor oil.

Kamala may be employed as an external application in herpetic ring. worm, scabies and other skin diseases.

The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.