Unguentum Myricae, Unguentum Myricae Compositum.
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).