Thevetia

Natural History.
      Thevetia nereifolia.
      Cerbera thevetia.
      Ahovai-baum (of the Antilles).
      N.O. Apocynaceae. Tincture or trituration of the seeds.

Clinical.
      Diarrhoea.
      Somnolence.
      Throat, affections of.
      Vomiting.

Characteristics.
      J. Balfour observed the effect of eating the seeds on two boys, 8 and 6.5.
      This peculiar symptom was noted: "A tendency to sleep, disturbed every three to four minutes by irritation in the throat, and the discharge of a mouthful of frothy mucus with a sort of gulp, then the child would lie down and close his eyes until again disturbed."

Relations.
      Compare: Apcoy. Stroph. Upas

Throat.
      Tendency to sleep, disturbed every three to four minutes by irritation in the throat and discharge of a mouthful of frothy mucus with a sort of gulp, then the child would lie down and close his eyes again until again disturbed.

Stomach.
      Vomiting.

Stool.
      Bowels moved twice or thrice.