The pulp of the fruit of Cassia fistula.—East Indies.
Dose.—As a laxative it maybe administered in doses of ℨj. to ℨij.; as a cathartic, ℥j. to ℥ij.
Therapeutic Actions.—Cassia pulp is laxative in small doses, and purgative in large. It often causes nausea, flatulence, and griping. Rarely administered alone, but mostly combined with other and less pleasant cathartic agents. Its pleasant taste renders it a convenient cathartic for children.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.