SYNONYM: Linimentum olei.
Preparation.—Take of oils of cedar, cajeput, cloves, and sassafras, of each, 1 fluid ounce. Mix.
Action and Medical Uses.—This forms an efficient application to rheumatic and other painful affections; it should also be rubbed on affected part, 3 or 4 times daily.
Related Preparation.—LINIMENTUM OLEI COMPOSITUM, Compound liniment of oils, Concentrated liniment. Take of oils of origanum, hemlock, cajeput, and camphor, each, 4 ounces, by weight; capsicum, 2 ounces. Mix the oils and dissolve the camphor in the mixture; then add the capsicum and let it macerate for 14 days, frequently agitating. Then filter. This is a powerful counter-irritant, and may be employed with advantage in indolent tumors, indurated mammae, rheumatic and other pains, and to the spine, in epilepsy, nervous debility, etc. (J. King).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.