Cosso. (Abyssinia.) N. O. Rosacee. Infusion of dried flowers.
Tincture of flowers.
The flowers of Kousso are a favorite remedy for tapeworm with the natives of Abyssinia, and the use of them in European practice for that purpose has led to the observation of the few symptoms recorded.
Among which thirst, nausea, and vomiting are prominent.
In one case miscarriage was caused.
The mode of administration as a teniafuge is as follows: Take a quarter of an ounce of the dried flowers, boiling distilled water four ounces.
Infuse fifteen minutes without straining.
The powder is to be taken with the infusion, in the morning, fasting.
Two such drafts may be given.
It is best to give a purgative before and an hour or two after the draft.
A remark by Alexander Milne is significant to homeopaths: "Though Konsso leads to the expulsion of the worm, it seems not to improve the morbid condition which favors its production." (Living tenia placed in an infusion of Kousso mixed with milk were killed in about half an hour.) The prostration caused by the treatment is so great that Milne advises a course of Cinchona and Iron to follow.
Compare: Cucurb., Granat., Filix m.
Stool and Anus.
Stools loose and dark.
Expulsion of lumbrici, of dead tenia solium and of Bothriocephalus latus.
Increased secretion of urine.
Diuresis followed by scanty urine.
Female Sexual Organs.
Rapid and extreme prostration.
Slight sensation of heat.