This section is from the book "Botanic Drugs Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics", by Thomas S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: Botanic Drugs, Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Mallotus Philippinensis. Official in several countries but not in the U. S. An anthelmintic and drastic purgative. It kills the Taenia solium and is reputed to kill other intestinal parasites. For tape-worm infestation give one to two drachms of the powder in syrup and with hyoscyamus to prevent griping. It purges sufficiently of itself, no oil or other evacuant being necessary. Some physicians prefer giving 30 to 60 minims fl. every 3 hours until the worm is expelled. The fl. is less purgative than is the powder, but it is more agreeable.