This is probably the case with such as Castor-oil, scammony, and Jalap, which are simply cathartic in their action.
The lumbrici are destroyed by repeated doses of calomel and scammony.
The resins of Jalap, scammony, and other such substances, are affirmed to pass out along with them.
This is all ground up to form the scammony powder of the shops.
This having no effect, I subsequently prescribed aloes and assaftida pills, followed by scammony mixture.
The jalap resin of commerce is generally adulterated with scammony, gum, guaiacum or resin.
There are three principal varieties or qualities of scammony known in the market; viz.
scammony, under the form of basilic powder, has long been employed to expel worms in children.
Smyrna scammony, a very inferior variety, is also commonly dressed up, and sold as Aleppo scammony.
It appears to be intermediate in its action between aloes and scammony.