The internal Fat of the Abdomen of the Sheep. Ovis Aries; purified by melting and straining.

Med. Prop. and Action. Used externally as an emollient. It is one of the ingredients in Emplastrum Cantharidis and Unguentum Hydrargyri It is sometimes added to poultices. It is also occasionally given internally as a nutrient. Suet boiled in milk and taken, in the morning, is a popular remedy in Phthisis.