CHAP. 59.—REMEDES FOR TENESMUS, TAPEWORM, AND
AFFECTIONS OF THE COLON.
The disease called "tenesmus," or in other words, a frequent
and ineffectual desire to go to stool, is removed by drinking
asses' milk or cows' milk. The various kinds of tapewormn1
expelled by taking the ashes of deer's horns in drink. The bones
which we have spoken2
of as being found in the excrements
of the wolf, worn attached to the arm, are curative of diseases
of the colon, provided they have not been allowed to touch the
ground. Polea, too, a substance already mentioned,3
is remarkably useful for this purpose, boiled in grape juice:4
same too with swine's dung, powdered and mixed with cummin, in a decoction of rue. The antler of a young stag,
reduced to ashes and taken in wine, mixed with African snails,
crushed with the shells on, is considered a very, useful remedy.