Serving to cure
Maybe it was therapeutic for him in some way.
Aloin is preferable to aloes for therapeutic purposes, as it causes less, if any, pain.
The oil is very readily absorbed from the skin and exerts all its therapeutic actions when thus exhibited.
Powdered, it has little effect upon the skin, but in ointment or used by fumigation it has local therapeutic properties.
Its therapeutic action is said to be due to nascent oxygen given off, so it is local in its action.