1. a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation.
2. a liquid mixture in which the minor component (the solute) is uniformly distributed within the major component (the solvent).
Dr. Browne found using oils for cupping in clinic was difficult and messy. Patients did not like the thick oily film that salves and plasters left on their skin. And cleaning suction cups was an endless clinical chore when using oils. Additionally, therapeutic-grade cupping oil for specific ailments were unavailable.
Thus, she developed aloe-based solutions that are easy to administer and have the correct viscosity for cupping applications. Botanical decoctions are prepared and then blended with essential oils and aloe juice as a therapeutic solution. The homonym "solutions" perfectly describes these topicals.