- Brayerin (a bitter, acrid resin), volatile oil, tannin.
- Extractum Kousso Fluidum, Fluid Extracts of Kousso. Dose, from one to six drams.
Therapy—Kousso is given for the removal of the tapeworm. An infusion of half an ounce in a pint of water should be made and drunk on rising in the morning. The patient should take but little food during the day, and if the bowels do not move freely, a physic should be taken at night. An extractive is obtained from the plant, known as Koosin, which is given in doses of twenty grains. The fluid extract in two dram doses is also given. The, agent is said to possess abortive properties. All intestinal irritants should be given with care in pregnancy.
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.