Emplastrum Myrica.—Bayberry Plaster.
Related entry: Myrica.—Bayberry
SYNONYM: Green salve.
Preparation.—Take of white gum turpentine and bayberry wax, each 2 troy ounces. Melt together, strain, and stir till cold. In winter, a small quantity of olive oil may be added (Beach's American Practice).
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms a very valuable and efficient application to scrofulous and other ulcers; also to many cutaneous affections. It is often prepared of the consistence of an ointment for these purposes (see Bayberry Ointment).