Astringents sentence example
Others (in addition to some already mentioned) are medicinal; as the palms, calabash, manchineel, pepper, fustic and a long list of cathartics, caustics, emetics, astringents, febrifuges, vermifuges, diuretics and tonics.
All these salts are mild astringents when applied externally, as they coagulate the albumen of the tissues and of any discharge which may be present.
Many species had a great repute as demulcents, febrifuges, astringents, tonics, purgatives and anthelmintics.
Abortion resembles ordinary labour in its general phenomena, excepting that in the former hemorrhage often to a large extent forms one of the leading symptoms. The treatment embraces the means to be used by rest, astringents and sedatives, to prevent the occurrence when it merely threatens; or when, on the contrary, it is inevitable, to accomplish as speedily as possible the complete removal of the entire contents of the uterus.
It is incompatible with potassium, calcium, mercury and vegetable astringents.Advertisement
Even in cases of very acute intestinal diseases similar treatment is now pursued, and instead of treating dysentery simply by sedatives or astringents, an eliminative treatment by means of sulphate of magnesia is largely employed.
For the purpose of checking the inflammatory processes and lessening discharge from mucous membranes astringents are employed.
Both it and the aromatic solution are powerful intestinal astringents, and are therefore useful in diarrhoea of a serious type, being strongly recommended both as a prophylactic and as a treatment during epidemics of Asiatic cholera.
Substances containing tannic or gallic acid turn black when compounded with a ferric salt, so it cannot be used in combination with vegetable astringents except with the infusion of quassia or calumba.
Externally, it is not absorbed by the unbroken skin, but when applied to the broken skin, sores, ulcers and mucous surfaces, the ferric salts are powerful astringents, because they coagulate the albuminous fluids in the tissues themselves.Advertisement
Latterly, free irrigation of the bowel with astringents, such as silver nitrate, tannalbin, &c., has been attended with success in those cases which have been able to tolerate the injections.
Made from the purest oils and herbal astringents its aroma is reminiscent of dewy rose petals, freshly picked tangerines and Juniper Berries.
Most of the chemical astringents that are commercially available are harsh and hard on the skin.
New products such as soaps and lotions containing acai are thought to improve skin texture, similar to witch hazel and other natural astringents.
Ayurvedic practitioners suggest gargling with a mixture of water, salt, and tumeric (Curcuma longa) powder or astringents such as alum, sumac, sage, and bayberry (Myrica spp.).Advertisement
Toners or astringents formulated for acne-prone skin remove the excess surface oil that can cause breakouts.
Alcohol and acetone, sold as "astringents," remove dirt and oil.
Avoid rubbing soap directly into the wound and do not use astringents like rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on the cuts.