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 verbpoul·ticed, poul·tic·ing, poul·tic·es
Origin of poulticeMiddle English pultes, from Medieval Latin pult&emacron;s, thick paste, from Latin, pl. of puls, pult-, pottage; see pulse2.
(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.