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- n. Plural form of vermifuge.
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His vermifuges were the flowers and the seeds of the pomegranate, the seeds of the heliotrope, castor-oil, and certain herbs that are still used, by country people, at least, as worm medicines.
And no, I don't gobble vermifuges every six months.
Freshly powdered areca nut, in teaspoonful doses, and the same quantity of a mixture of oil of male fern and olive oil, three parts oil and one part male fern oil, I find are both excellent vermifuges to give to matured dogs.
They had many methods of treating disease and were familiar with diuretics, emetics, dietetics, febrifuges, emollients and vermifuges.
By reference to the article on anthelmintics in this volume, other valuable vermifuges may be selected, and directions found for their employment.
A child suffering from some other complaint is, therefore, not unfrequently dosed with vermifuges to its injury.