Unguentum Veratri Albi.—Ointment of White Hellebore.
Related entry: Veratrum Album.—White Hellebore
Preparation.—"Take of veratrum album (the root) in powder, 2 ounces; lard, 8 ounces; oil of lemon, 20 minims. Mix them together—(Lond.).
Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment, being more agreeable than sulphur ointment, is sometimes employed in itch with benefit; but it should be cautiously applied to children. The substitution of poke ointment for the lard will render it still more certain and effective.