Chenopodium Anthelminticum.

Botanical name: 

Syn.—American wormseed.
P. E.—Seeds of fruit.
N. O.—Chenopodiaceae.
N. H.—United States.

Properties: Anthelmintic, antispasmodic, slightly diuretic.

Use: The writer prefers this in the form of fluid extract, to remove worms from the intestinal tract. Fifteen to thirty drops in proper menstruum ½ to 1 hour before breakfast and just before retiring is the average dose for a child about 10 years old. This should be continued for 3 or 4 days followed by a good laxative at the expiration of this time. To be repeated after some days if not successful. It will act more powerfully if combined with spigelia and male fern.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.