Cataplasma Lobeliae.—Lobelia Poultice.
Related entries: Lobelia (U. S. P.)—Lobelia
SYNONYM: Lobelia cataplasm.
Preparation.—To equal parts by weight of powdered lobelia and fine elm bark, add a sufficient quantity of weak lye, warm, to form a cataplasm.
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms an excellent application to felons, white-swelling, wounds, fistula, inflammation of the breast and other parts, stings of insects, erysipelatous inflammations, and painful swellings or ulcerations. It should be frequently renewed.