The rhizome and rootlets of Spigelia mari-landica. From the United States.

Characters.-A thick globular brown head, with numerous fine branching rootlets.

Composition.-Spigelia contains an uncrystallisable bitter principle, a volatile oil, tannin, etc.

Dose.-60 to 120 gr.

Non-officinal Preparation. A Fluid Extract. Dose, 1 to 4 fl.dr.

Action And Uses

Spigelia is an anthelmintic, and is directed against the round worm. It is moderately purgative, but should be assisted by senna or other cathartic.