This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
I have obtained benefit from similar doses in atonic diarrhoea, and in the form which occurs during phthisis. They have been recommended in cases of passive hemorrhage and serous intestinal flow dependent on "paralysis of the ganglionic centres" (Schmidt: Medico - Chirurgical Review, i., 1871); also in later stages of typhoid fever. Iodized enemata have been used in dysentery to relieve tenesmus (Medical Times, i., 1857); 1 to 5 min. doses of the tincture, given every four hours with cinchona, will cure the tormina and the tenesmus of dysenteric diarrhoea.