from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medicine that expels intestinal worms.
- adj. Causing expulsion of intestinal worms; anthelmintic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Referring to something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.
- n. A drug that causes the expulsion or death of intestinal worms, such as tapeworms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medicine or substance that expels worms from animal bodies; an anthelmintic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A remedy employed to effect the dislodgment and expulsion of intestinal worms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
This has tonic and astringent properties, but is mainly prescribed as a vermifuge, which is one of the names given to it.
The farmers can't afford the price of vaccination or vermifuge and their animals get sick and die.
In perfumery, however, any Fougère composition will have very little power for vermifuge purposes.
Mexican natural healers tout papaya seeds as remedies for menstrual, liver and spleen ailments, as well as being used as a vermifuge.
Grieve says it "is a good remedy for enfeebled digestion and debility," that it "will relieve melancholia and help to dispel the yellow hue of jaundice from the skin," that it acts as a diuretic, that it's a good vermifuge duh, and that it's a good "mental restorative."
Taking a look at Carvacrol alone it is a compound that has been cited for over 28 effects, ranging from Anthelmintic vermifuge or a compound that removes parasitic worms, to an Antiseptic.
Thyme has many valuable properties including its use as a digestant, carminative (to get rid of gas), diuretic, vermifuge (to get rid of worms and parasites); but most important, it has antispasmodic and expectorant (to bring up phlegm) properties.
The plants are used to make a decoction for the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver, dysentery, upset bowels, and also as a vermifuge.
It is also useful as a vermifuge and as an antiseptic.
It also has antidiuretic properties, and is also a vermifuge.