demulcent


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Synonyms for demulcent

a medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc

having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

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Based on this study, a lozenge or spray form of a demulcent would be more effective than a tablet or gargle.
Khejri Polyphenols, catechins, Astringent, Flavonoids, 5HT demulcent.
The starch present in rice bran is also demulcent and refrigerant.
15) Ulmus rubra exerts demulcent and nutritive actions, with large amounts of mucilage soothing irritation of mucous membranes within the gastrointestinal tract.
Use a cough suppressant to treat the cough Professor Morice says: "A syrup is the most suitable basic formulation for coughs as it has a demulcent effect, working to coat the throat, reduce the irritation and soothe the cough reflex.
The plant is also known to have antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, antioxidant, cholagogue, demulcent, digestive, purgative, resolvent, and anti tumor properties [6].
The plant is reputed as antispasmodic, antihypertensive, antipyretic, aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic and is also considered useful to treat asthma, bronchitis, cramps, diarrhea, palpitations and kidney ailments [9,1].
Cyathula prostrata is used by the Kurichiya tribe of Kannur district in Western Ghats, Kerala, India for treatment of fever [63]; the plant was used by the TMPs as expectorant, emetic, demulcent, and vulnerary.
The leaves and flowers are reported to have expectorant and demulcent properties which are used to treat respiratory problems such as bronchitis, dry coughs, whooping cough, tuberculosis, asthma, and hoarseness (Grieve, 1981; Tyler, 1993, 1994).
The ancient Egyptians utilized them to cure baldness and herbalists have, through the centuries, recommended them as an demulcent, expectorant, febrifuge, restorative; and in the treatment of anemia, diabetes and rickets.
Root of Justicea adhatoda is used in rheumatism, pneumonia and cough, while leaves are used as antiseptic, expectorant, antispasmodic and demulcent.
In traditional medicine, this herb is used as diabetic, diuretic and demulcent.
Marshmallow root is a demulcent herb soothing to inflamed or irritated mucous membranes such as a sore throat or irritated digestive tract.
An infusion of the bark is given as a demulcent, febrifuge, and treatment for diarrhea.
43) It is said to possess expectorant, demulcent, and anti-inflammatory properties, and is well-recognized for its support of lung qi.