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TURPENTINE (Terebinthina)

Categories: Medical Uses of Some Common Household Articles

Uses. It is a valuable counter-irritant in
peritonitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, lumbago, pleurodynia, etc. Turpentine

stupes are frequently used in abdominal inflammation, for flatulence and

for bloating in typhoid fever. It is a valuable constituent of a great

many liniments. Used in excess it produces bloody urine, painful urination

and inflammation of the kidneys. The free use of barley water, hot bath

and purgative relieve its bad effects.