(Indian). Called also the codaga pala, conessi seca, cadaguspali. It is the bark of a small tree, called arbor Malabarica lactescens; jasmini flore odoro, siliquis oblongis, growing in Ceylon and Malabar, and on the Coromandel coast, where it is called conessi. It is blackish outwardly, and covered more or less with a whitish moss or scurf, which should be scraped off. To the taste it is gratefully austere and bitter. It is commended in diarrhoeas, and half a drachm may be taken three times a day; or in sour milk it restrains not only alvine fluxes but haemorrhages. The root, boiled in water, makes a useful fomentation against inflammatory tumours; and, taken inwardly, destroys worms. When used, it should be fresh powdered, for it soon loses its medical qualities under any form or preparation. When taken to restrain a diarrhoea, an emetic of ipecacuanha should precede its use. Those with whom a diarrhoea is frequent, in moist weather, are much benefited by its use, if a dose is taken morning and evening. Its genus is unknown. Raii Hist.