This section is from the book "Dental Medicine. A Manual Of Dental Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Ferdinand J. S. Gorgas. Also available from Amazon: Dental Medicine.
It is a colorless liquid, with a saline taste, and requires to be freshly made when about to be used.
Spirit of mindererus is employed in the treatment of febrile and inflammatory affections, and exanthemata, sick headache, catarrh and influenza, etc., etc. Externally it is used as a lotion to sprains, bruises, glandular enlargements, etc.
Of spirit of mindererus, to
A lotion composed of one part to ten of water is a serviceable application in inflamed conditions of mucous membrane. Internally administered as a refrigerant it is useful in acute periosteal inflammation, inflammation of the dental pulp - pulpitis, and is a diaphoretic and refrigerant in periodontitis, when it may be combined with either aconite or opium, or both.