Emplastrum Resinae Compositum.—Compound Resin Plaster.
SYNONYM: Adhesive and Strengthening plaster.
Preparation.—Take of white resin, 12 troy ounces; yellow wax, burgundy pitch, tallow, of each, 1 troy ounce. Melt together, and add olive oil, pulverized, camphor, and sassafras oil, of each, 1 drachm; West India rum, 1 fluid ounce. Incorporate well together, then pour the whole into cold water, and work it in the hands until cold, forming it into rolls or sticks (Beach's American Practice).
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms an adhesive and strengthening plaster, used in rheumatism, weakness of the joints, wounds, ulcers, etc. It is possessed of considerable stimulating property, and has been frequently used by practitioners, yet, notwithstanding, it is an unscientific preparation, as the rum and tallow will not be found to unite readily. The Emplastrum Capsici Compositum, is a much better article to use for the same purposes.