This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
This is more popularly known as carron oil from the name of the iron works, in england, where it originated.
Properties : It is essentially a mixture of equal parts of a bland fixed oil and lime-water of official strength. The Pharmacopeia at present directs the use of linseed oil, but this has no advantages over some of the more limpid, and less odorous fixed oils, and by some is thought to be less desirable.
Action and Uses : Lime Liniment is applied to burns by spreading it on cloths and applying to the surface. It should be renewed frequently in order to prevent the dressing from adhering.