The fruit, very nearly ripe, of the squirting cucumber, Ecballium Ela-terium. Britain.

Preparation.

B.P.

Dose.

Elaterium ............................................................

1/16 - 1/2 gr.

Characters. - Oval, about 1 1/2 in. long, covered with soft prickles terminating in white points. When ripe the fruits are suddenly detached from the stalk and the juice and seeds expelled.

Composition. - The juice deposits elaterium.