cataplasm


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Synonyms for cataplasm

a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc

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The calamus plant was traditionally used in naturopathy as a balm for "slowly healing wounds." (31) In Botanologia (1710) William Salmon recommended calamus as a cataplasm: "applied to the Testicles, it wonderfully abates their Swelling." (32) Whitman would have been aware of these medicinal properties.
Zhang, "Observation on treating osteoarthritis pain with Gu Ci Xiao cataplasm," Chinese Journal of the Practical Chinese With Modern Medicine, vol.
Applied as a cataplasm, it triggers local hyperemias due to the irritating effect of the isothiocyanates.