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sulphur

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sulphur

An element (atomic number 16, atomic weight 32.06), which is an essential constituent of proteins and biologic compounds.

Homeopathy
Sulphur (capitalised). A major homeopathic remedy prepared from mineral sulphur, which is used primarily for skin conditions—candidiasis, diaper rash, dandruff and eczema—but also for anal fissures, asthma, bursitis, cough with chest pain, depression, fever, headaches, haemorrhoids, indigestion, milk intolerance, low back pain, menstrual dysfunction, migraines, ocular inflammation and burning vaginal discharge.

sulphur

British Sulfur

sul·fur

(S) (sŭl'fŭr)
An element, atomic no. 16, atomic wt. 32.066, which combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide (SO2) and sulfur trioxide (SO3); these combine with water to make strong acids, and with many metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulfides; used externally in the treatment of skin diseases.
Synonym(s): sulphur.
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]

sulphur

An element occurring in AMINO ACIDS and hence in many proteins, including COLLAGEN. Sulphur is often incorporated into ointments used in the treatment of various skin disorders such as ACNE, DANDRUFF and PSORIASIS.

sul·fur

(S) (sŭl'fŭr)
In oxide forms, added to water to make strong acids and used externally to treat skin diseases.
Synonym(s): sulphur.
[L. sulfur, brimstone, sulfur]

sulphur

see sulfur.
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If this is found to be necessary after checking with a soil testing kit, it is easier to reduce the pH using flowers of sulphur at the rate of four ounces per square yard before adding peat or any other organic material.
Cut off any damaged or diseased pieces and dip the cut ends in flowers of sulphur or charcoal then box up sound plants in deep boxes of potting compost or soil and water sparingly to start the plants into life to provide shoots for cuttings next month.
But regular feeding to keep the soil about the plant on the right side of acidic, becomes a chore, so it is better to start with acid soil than change it by adding flowers of sulphur or large quantities of peat.