Definition Of scrofula
a disease with glandular swellings, probably a form of tuberculosis.
These coins were handed out as talismans by the monarch at a special ceremony to sufferers of the skin disease, scrofula (otherwise known as King's Evil).
Example Of scrofula
And most of them were scrofulous and all of them were evil,
In 1712, the scrofulous two-year-old son of a Staffordshire bookseller was brought to London for presentation to Queen Anne.
Initially, the power to heal was applied to most all diseases, but was eventually applied primarily to scrofula - a form of tuberculosis that affects lymph nodes in the neck.
It is used for constipation caused by dryness, for skin inflammation caused by damp heat (like yellow dock and for scrofula (swollen glands).
No king touched so much for the king's evil, that class of unpleasant glandular and scrofulous disorders that kings were reputed to be able to cure.