Daniel cut his pinky good on a broken wine glass reaching into the sink to clean up. Several stitches later Dad puts a homemade combination of herbs over his laceration to leach toxins, minimize possible infection and catalyze healing. Laughter does a heart good like medicine but the next best thing is something crushed by my Dad's hands.
Main Entry: 1poul·tice
Etymology: Middle English pultes, from Medieval Latin, literally, pap, from Latin, plural of pult-, puls porridge
Date: 15th century
: a soft usually heated and sometimes medicated mass spread on cloth and applied to sores or other lesions