Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to rubefacient: rubescent, vulnerary
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to rubefacient

a medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin

References in periodicals archive ?
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A systematic review by Cochrane Researchers says that there is a lack of proof using gels and creams containing rubefacients are helpful in treating chronic and acute pain.
Ocimum canum Sim (Lamiaceae) is native to tropical Africa, and finds very useful application in folk medicine as an analgesic and rubefacient (Ekundayo et al.
In cosmetics, red pepper can be used as a rubefacient to stimulate and redden the skin.
In modern medicine, salicylic acid and its derivatives are used as constituents of some rubefacient products.
It can also be used for varicose veins and poor circulation as it is a rubefacient.
Topical capsaicin (an extract from chilli) has demonstrated effective analgesia in knee and hand OA, but research does not support the use of rubefacients such as salicylates, menthol and wintergreen, that induce vasodilation in the area.
It should not be used if rubefacients (see below) are applied first.