from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

See also Alterative

A sudorific reactionary Excitant effect that produces sweating and increases renal activity, used in obesity, oedema, nephritis and icterus, usually a sweating treatment or neutral, with tonic cold afterwards

Encourage weight loss

Only use brief or mild treatments in Cardiac Insufficiency as can cause death in steam baths.