This section is from the book "Botanic Drugs Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics", by Thomas S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: Botanic Drugs, Their Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Thymol Iodide (U. S. P.). A condensation product of two molecules of thymol with two atoms of iodine, and a useful substitute for iodoform.
Thymol itself is a phenol nearly insoluble in water. Aristol is a dithymol diiodide soluble in fatty oils and a valuable indirect antiseptic in 10 per cent ointment or suppository. It may also be applied in powder in any proportion.