These have a deserved reputation, as capable of driving a tapeworm out of the bowels. For such use, an ounce (about two tablespoonfuls) of the fresh seeds should, after removal of their outer skin, be beaten, with a tablespoonful of sugar, into a paste, then mixed in milk or water, and drunk, either at once or in two draughts half an hour apart. Such a dose should be taken after fasting for from twelve to twenty-four hours, and should be followed in three hours by a tablespoonful dose of castor-oil.