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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The camphor from the trunk wood possesses cardiac, analeptic, antivecterial, demulcent and anodyne properties.
This tree is native to North America and its bark has been used in foods and recorded in folklore as a demulcent, emollient, nutritive and astringent.
It also serves as a demulcent, forming a protective coating in the mouth providing temporary pain relief," he notes.
A dry cough can be treated with a demulcent such as Covonia Dry & Tickly Cough Linctus, which can help by coating the throat.
Adiantum is used as expectorant, astringent, demulcent, antitussive, emmenagogue, febrifuge, diuretic and in catarrhal affections.
Moreover, the seeds contain abundant demulcent oils, a good source of both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids [41], having the essential linoleic acid (18:2n-6) content of more than 76% of the total fatty acids profile which includes the monounsaturated oleic acid (18:1n-9), stearic acid (18:0), and palmitic acid (16:0) [40].
In Egypt, sundried, powdered moghat roots are given in the form of hot syrup to nursing mothers as a nutritive and demulcent drink to stimulate lactation.
Slippery elm bark, discussed as an ingredient in other remedies aforementioned, acts as a demulcent and an emollient that is soothing to the alimentary canal.
It acts as astringent, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, demulcent, styptic, anti-dysenteric, urinary astringent, expectorant, alexiteric, lithontriptic tonic.
Herbs to consider using for irritated coughs and itchy throats include demulcent herbs, such as marshmallow, violet, mullein, and cinnamon.
Prosopis cineraria (44) is a very popular plant, the gum and resins of which are useful as an astringent and demulcent. Also, date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) (45,46) are considered a general tonic, rejuvenator, and cooling agent in traditional medicine practice.
[3] The plant is used for multiple purposes in traditional medicines, such as sedative, hypnotic, expectorant, cough suppressant, purgative, demulcent, diuretic, antiseptic, vasorelaxant, and antispasmodic and hence used to manage bronchitis, asthma, pertussis, gastrointestinal, and other various ailments.
Treatment: A demulcent which can help by coating the throat and soothing the passage of the upper respiratory tract.
Demulcent speeches will be made about the need for "national unity" (a section of the media already advocated the creation of a so-called "Government of National Union").
The mode of action of barley feeding may be attributed to hypoxanthine available in barley grains which is reported to have demulcent, bitter tonic and astringent activity.