The bran is used for cattle-food and poultices, and the grain in the distillery.
The still prevalent use of linseed in poultices for open wounds is entirely to be reprobated.
This dilatation may be increased by local warmth, and poultices or fomentations are commonly applied to inflamed parts; recently suction apparatus has been used for the same purpose or ligature so as to cause venous stasis (Bier's treatment).
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