Unguentum Scrophulariae.—Ointment of Figwort.

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Related entry: Scrophularia.—Carpenter's Square

Preparation.—Take of fresh figwort leaves, 2 pounds; lard, 1 pound; tallow, ½ pound. Boil together until the leaves are crisp, and then strain with expression; or, it may be made from the extract, the same as explained under Unguentum Stramonii.

Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment is useful in piles, painful tumors, ulcers, and cutaneous diseases. Dr. W. Stokes considered it a specific in gangrenous pemphigus.

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