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unguent (noun) ointment.
An unguent is an ointment. Unguents are oily substances applied on the skin for curing injuries, burns, etc.
- The unguent provide effective cure when applied on the spot of the injury and sooth the pain.
- No unguent could heal him of the injury. No ointment was able to show any effect on the injury, so the doctor prescribed some tablets.