Shealkanta Oil as an External Application for Itch *This oil has long been known to the Natives of India as a valuable remedy in indolent ulcers. It is also spoken of as being endowed with narcotic, emetic, and purgative properties; but these are very uncertain. If it be proved to possess the property of actually and speedily destroying the itch-mite, the oil will be a valuable addition to our indigenous materia medica.—Ed., I. M. G.