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Lupus (Vulgaris)

Lupus vulgaris is a tubercula skin disease, with small apple-jelly yellow nodules progressing to ulceration.

Distribution: face, neck and mucous surfaces of mouth and nose. Non-itching. Skin thickens and discolours. Nose may be eroded and deformed.


Because of plastic surgery deformities are now seldom seen, yet herbalism may still have a case in the absence of conventional drugs.

Teas: Elecampane, Gotu Kola, Red Clover.

Topical: Oil of Mullein, Nopal cactus, Castor oil packs.


Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram

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