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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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Iridology indicators for herbal treatment of the gastrointestinal system reveal the iris signs for the use of bitters, carminatives, demulcents, immune modulators, laxatives, restoratives and spasmolytics in the treatment of the GIT.
Demulcents (from Latin, demulcere: to caress soothingly) are basically syrup-, glycerol- or honey-containing mixtures that are supposed to reduce irritation by coating the inflamed lining of the airways (the fact that they cannot possibly enter the airways and just coat the back of the throat rather flies in the face of this theory).
A BROADLY speaking cough medicines can be divided into those that help you to cough up phlegm; expectorants and those that help you stop coughing; suppressants and demulcents for dry, tickly coughs.
She enhances gut repair with the use of soluble fiber, demulcents, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and glutamine.
They fall into categories such as anti-inflammatories, [like] chamomile; astringents like meadowsweet to prevent and heal GI bleeding; bitters, such as gentian and yarrow root to improve digestion; carminatives like peppermint, spearmint, and valerian to prevent and relieve gas and bloating; demulcents, such as marshmallow and slippery elm to soothe lining of GI tract; and nervines like hops to ease stress.