Liniments


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Liniments

 

a form of medication; liquid salves that melt at body temperature and are rubbed into the skin or applied to the affected parts.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The country's most-trusted liniment brand - Efficascent Oil -reminds people that one of the solutions to relationship problems can be aided by the warmth of a human touch.
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Prepared in salves, shampoos, liniments, and sprays for everything from skin irritations, to seasonal itches, skin abrasions and support for hair regrowth and hooves, Zephyr's Garden's products are made using only pure, top quality natural ingredients.
Ram's lanolin has a stronger smell, and was formerly esteemed in medical use for certain liniments. I haven't done this myself, but some of the older shepherds used to speak of it as the best thing to mix with "raddle," the red powder to rub on a ram's chest at breeding time so that when he leaves the ewe, there's a red mark on her back so the shepherd will know when to expect the lamb(s).
This technique is excellent when used as a contrast therapy with cold compresses or liniments.
Treatment can involve liquids known as tinctures, tablets, capsules, syrups, creams and liniments.
Olives are primarily cultivated for their oil, which is used as salad dressing and in other foods, but olive oil is also used in ointments or liniments, castile and other soaps, lubricants in wool combing, food preservation (sardines) and cosmetics.
At such times the passengers would call down encouragingly to the toilers of the rope, exhorting them to patience, and holding out hopes of possible compensation in another world for the hardness of their lot, while others contributed to buy salves and liniments for the crippled and injured....
Often applied through massage oils, lotions, liniments, or compresses, essential oils reduce pain by different mechanisms:
A high-rolling Wall Street financier at just age 27, Bateman is the C-3PO of personal hygiene, marching to a daily regimen of 1,000 stomach crunches and enough bath liniments to push up Estee Lauder stock at least four points.
I know if Craig Brown opened his, he'd find himself covered in the splints, liniments, bandages, pain killers, gargles, iodine and the elasticated shorts he's needed to keep his injury-stricken show on the road these past six years.