causing redness of the skin, as a medicinal application.
Medicine/Medical. a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster.
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How to use rubefacient in a sentence
Both the above are rubefacient and counter-irritant, and excellent in rheumatism, neuralgia, &c.
In America the leaves are used as a poultice in otitis, their action being rubefacient.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The juice is used externally as a rubefacient in rheumatic affections of the joints.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The onion is diuretic, expectorant, rubefacient, and stimulant.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
Both of the above are stimulant, rubefacient, and counter-irritant.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley