Kousso - General symptomsHagenia Abyssinica, Kous.
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Hagenia Abyssinica, Willd. (1799).
Synonyms, Brayera anthelmintica, Kunth (1823); Banksia Abyssinica, Bruce (1790, but Banksia had already been given by Linnaeus to another genus).
Natural order, Rosaceae.
Common names, Kousso, Kusso, Cosso, Koso (and Habbe).
Authority. Cattell, Br. J. of Hom., 11, 340, effects when administered for taenia.
Rapid prostration of strength.
A vermifuge - Nausea and vomiting, vertigo, precordial anxiety slowing and irregular pulse, sub delirium and collapse. Rapid and extreme prostration. To expel tape-worm.
Brayera anthelmintica. Kuso. Cosso. (Abyssinia.) N. O. Rosaceae. Infusion of dried flowers. Tincture of flowers.
1/2 oz. Mix with warm water and let stand 15 minutes; stir well and administer. May be preceded by a little lemon juice ( Merrell).
The flowers of Kousso are a favourite 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 taenifuge 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 draughts may be given. It is best to give a purgative before and an hour or two after the draught. A remark by Alexander Milne is significant to homoeopaths "Though Kousso leads to the expulsion of the worm, it seems not to improve the morbid condition which favours its production." (Living taenia 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.