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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Applied as a cataplasm, it triggers local hyperemias due to the irritating effect of the isothiocyanates.
In Northern India, the leaves are widely used as counter-irritant, febrifuge and as a cataplasm in swellings (12), boils and piles (13).
Verbenaceae acts against organism weakness; used for hepatitis; bad digestion; stomach and liver ailment; in cataplasm form: it acts against tumors, boils and urinary affections.
Extracts from palmito of several species are said to cure hepatitis and fibers, and used as cataplasm for calming back pains (Balslev et al.