This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Sabadilla, Cevadilla Seeds. The @ is employed in small doses in cases of intestinal worms and in hay fever, lachrymation, spasmodic sneezing, etc. Quite material doses are given for worms.
This is the Indian caustic barley, a species of asagraea containing veratrine (q. v.). It is a highly toxic agent with no reliable antidote and is verv erratic in action. It is not a safe agent at all for intestinal worms. The fluid-extract was at one time used in 2 to 4 I. doses, but has gone out of favor. It is an exceedingly disagreeable drug that I do not care to use at all. Possibly, the small doses are of value, but homeopathy offers so much better drugs I do not see why they use this one.