American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.
- n. any agent that promotes menstrual discharge
- Ancient Greek μήν ("month") + ἀγωγός ("leading"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek emmēna, the menses (from neuter pl. of emmēnos, monthly, + -agogue). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dandelion greens are similarly amazing sources of nutrition - the Dents de Lion is an imported plant brought here by European settlers because it's so valuable both as a food source and as an herb [not recommended for pregnant women, it is an emmenagogue]”
“Many herbs with emmenagogue properties promoting menstruation are contraindicated during pregnancy.”
“It also eliminates worms and is an emmenagogue, so it should be generally avoided during pregnancy.”
“It is certain that in some parts of England preparations of Pennyroyal are in considerable demand, and a great number of women ascribe _emmenagogue_ properties to it, that is, the power of inducing the periodical monthly flux.”
“A medicine may be an emmenagogue without being an ecbolic.”
“The following is recommended as a reliable emmenagogue in many cases of functional amenorrhoea:”
“In North India this drug is used as emmenagogue and anti-arthritic, and in Banda for intermittent fevers and intestinal disorders.”
“He also recommends its use before breakfast as an anthelmintic in lumbricoids, and finally attributes to it virtues as an emmenagogue.”
“-- The bark of the trunk is well known as a febrifuge and emmenagogue in India.”
“They also attribute to it diuretic, emmenagogue and anthelmintic properties.”
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