Anda-assu is the fruit of Johannesia princeps, nat. ord. Euphorbiaceae, indigenous to Brazil. The fruit weighs about 350 grams and contains 50 seeds, from which 48 grams of a clear, reddish, inodorous sweet oil may be obtained. Taken in the dose of 10 grams, four or five evacuations are produced without any nausea, vomiting or irritation of the intestines. Compared with castor oil, it is equally active in smaller doses; is more liquid and has not the disagreeable odor of the latter.—Phar. Ztg.
The American Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. 53, 1881, was edited by John M. Maisch.