It was formerly in high repute as a resolvent and antiscorbutic, and, particularly, as a remedy for intermittents.
Said to be suppurative, resolvent, cooling, and desiccative.
The juice is employed for the coughs of childhood and externally as a resolvent for enlarged cervical glands.
It has also some reputation as an alterative and resolvent, and as an anodyne.
A stimulant, resolvent, and adhesive plaster, once supposed to possess extraordinary virtues.
Alterative and discutient; used to disperse indolent tumours and swellings, and as a resolvent in enlarged joints, &c.
As a resolvent friction to indolent tumours and indurations.
Hops may be used topically as a fomentation or a poultice, as a resolvent or discutient in painful swellings and tumours.
The four resolvent meals of old pharmacy (quatuor farin resolventes) are those of barley, beans, linseed, and rye.
resolvent, dispersive; applied to glandular tumours, scrofulous enlargements, &c.
resolvent re·sol·vent (rĭ-zŏl'vənt)
Causing or able to cause separation into constituents; solvent. n.
A resolvent substance, especially a medicine that reduces inflammation or swelling.