Cucurbita Pepo. Nat. ord., Cucurbitaceae.
The seeds of the common Pumpkin have recently been introduced into the United States Pharmacopoeia as a remedy for tapeworm.
Characters. - Oval, extended into a blunt point at one end, flattish, but somewhat swollen in the middle, grooved on both sides near the edge, about 9 lines long by 5 or 6 in breadth where broadest, of a light brownish-white colour, and a slightly sweetish, somewhat aromatic smell and taste. They consist of a firm, brittle coating, and a white oily kernel.
Hale recommends the braised seeds to be used with milk or cream. He speaks highly of this new medicine.