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Unguentum Myricae, Unguentum Myricae Compositum.

Botanical name:

Unguentum Myricae.—Ointment of Bayberry.

Related entry: Myrica.—Bayberry

Preparation.—Take of bayberry-tallow, white turpentine, each, 2 ounces; olive oil, 1 ounce. Melt together, and strain"—(Beach's Amer. Prac.).

Action and Medical Uses.—This forms an excellent application to scrofulous ulcers and indolent ulcers generally.


Unguentum Myricae Compositum.—Compound Ointment of Bayberry.

Preparation.—Take of bayberry-tallow, sweet gum, each, 1 ounce; suet, 2 ounces. Melt together, and strain.

Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment is very advantageous in scrofulous ulcers, tinea capitis, porrigo scutulata, itch, salt-rheum, and several other forms of cutaneous diseases; also in piles and fistulous ulcers. In fistula and some cutaneous diseases, the addition of 3 or 4 drachms of zinc sulphate, in powder, will be found beneficial (J. King).


King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.



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