from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a drug or agent made up chiefly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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- adj. a medicinal preparation concocted mostly out of herbs or vegetable matter, after Galen, the Greek physician and writer of the second century.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as galenic.
- Same as Galenic.
- n. Any preparation made from vegetable substances by simple physical means, as by infusion, decoction, and percolation, as opposed to chemical methods.
It may be therefore observed, that the principle of this tea is to nourish as a general aliment, while it renovates the human constitution, without having recourse to the nauseous portions of galenical preparation, or the hazardous trial of chalybeate waters.
What need of galenical medicines, where fevers, and stomachs loaded by the loss of the digestive powers, are so few?
(ii) Promotion of plant culture and processing with a view to obtaining stable and standardized galenical preparations that are recognised to be harmless yet effective, while not overlooking the marketing aspects.
9.6 Programmes for the production of standardised and safe galenical traditional preparations for use in the health service should be established.