A fixed oil expressed without heat from linseed.

Characters. - Viscid, yellow, with a faint odour, and oleaginous taste. It thickens, and finally solidifies on exposure to air.

Uses. - It is sometimes applied as a soothing application to burns, scalds, and eczematous eruptions, either alone or with lime-water (p. 649). It is sometimes added to purgative enemata, and has been recommended as a cure for piles in the dose of two ounces of the fresh oil morning and evening.1