Spa herbal compressing ball with herbs.
A mix of aloe and vitamins with a cloth over it applied to a sunburn to soothe the sunburn is an example of a poultice.
Origin of poulticeearlier pultes from ML, thick pap, origin, originally plural of Classical Latin puls: see pulse
transitive verb-·ticed, -·tic·ing
transitive verbpoul·ticed, poul·tic·ing, poul·tic·es
Origin of poulticeMiddle English pultes from Medieval Latin pultēs thick paste from Latin pl. of puls pult- pottage ; see pulse 2.
(third-person singular simple present poultices, present participle poulticing, simple past and past participle poulticed)
- To treat with a poultice.
From an alteration of Middle English pultes, from Latin pultes, plural of puls.