febrifuge


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Synonyms for febrifuge

any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever

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Roots of this species are demulcent, diuretic, astringent, stomachic, febrifuge and diuretic.
These findings offered an explanation for the effectiveness of treatment with quinine, which had been used empirically as a generic febrifuge since the 17th century.
Sophora flavescens is used in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, upper air passages, wound healing, as well as having diuretic and febrifuge action.
A most important vegetable alkili obtained from the bark of several trees of the conchina genus, extremely used in medicine as a febrifuge and tonic.
Doctors blamed the Jesuits for their duke's continuing distress, which eventually killed him, and published a nasty diatribe against cinchona entitled "Exposure of the Febrifuge Powder from the American World.
Ground to a powder and taken as an infusion, the bark of the Cinchona tree was a powerful febrifuge, or fever treatment.
Used since the time of Dioscorides as a febrifuge (hence its common name), Tanacetum parthenium has been favored by herbalists such as Nicholas Culpeper, who advised placing bruised leaves on the head to relieve pain.
The recent rise in long-term interest rates appears to be just the febrifuge needed to trigger an increase in the sale of fixed annuities and confirms that our previous dacrygelosis and comments about a difficult sales environment was not simply a fimblefamble.
This makes the plant mildly anaesthetic, astringent, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, carminative, febrifuge, nervine, tonic and sedative.
Many of these species have been used in traditional medicine to treat wounds, ulcerations, herpes, as antifungal, purgative and febrifuge (Nagem & Oliveira, 1997; Fuller, Westergaard, Collins, Cardellina, & Boyd, 1999).
It was also used as a uterine stimulant, febrifuge, and cure for insanity.
Traditionally its leaves and stem are used as febrifuge and vermifuge oil squeezed from its seeds has purgative action seeds in combination with roasted pepper are effective in cholera and roots possess anthelminthic activity (Kinghorn et al.
The essential oil of this genus used for taxonomic treatment used as a febrifuge and tonic and root as a cure for scorpion and snake bite.