This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
This is a small painful pustule on the margin of the eyelid, having its origin in ciliary follicles.
TREATMENT. -- It may usually be cured by applying spirits of hartshorn by means of a small steel needle, puncturing the tumor slightly. If this does not remove the inflammation, slippery-elm poultices should be applied, and tonics and alteratives given.