Unguentum Veratri Albi.—Ointment of White Hellebore.
Related entry: Veratrum Album.—White Hellebore
Preparation.—"Take of veratrum album (the root) in powder, 2 ounces; lard, 8 ounces; oil of lemon, 20 minims. Mix them together—(Lond.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment, being more agreeable than sulphur ointment, is sometimes employed in itch with benefit; but it should be cautiously applied to children. The substitution of poke ointment for the lard will render it still more certain and effective.
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.