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The seed of Cucurbita Pepo Linne (nat. ord. Cucurbitaceae).
Tropical Asia and America; cultivated.
About 2 cm. long, broadly ovate, flat, white, or whitish, nearly smooth, with a shallow groove parallel to the edge; containing a short, conical radicle and two flat cotyledons; inodorous; taste bland and oily.
Dose, 1 to 3 oz.; 30. to go. gm.
Pepo administered as an emulsion is one of the most efficient and at the same time harmless taeniafuges.