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EMMENAGOGUES, med. jur. The name of a class of medicines which are believed to have the power. of favoring the discharge of the menses. These are black hellebore, savine, (vide Juneperius Sabina,) madder, mercury, polygala, senega, and pennyroyal. They are sometimes used for the criminal purpose of producing abortion. (q.v.) They always endanger the life of the woman. 1 Beck's Medical Jur. 316; Dungl. Med. Diet. h.t.; Parr's Med. Dict. h.t.; 3 Paris and Fonbl. Aled. Jur. 88.

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25,26,27,28,29,30) King's American Dispensatory includes DC, stating that it may possess emmenagogue properties.
Treatment was aimed at either encouraging menstruation by the use of herbal emmenagogues, or removing these unexpelled toxins by other purification methods such as blood letting, purging, applying leeches to the genitalia or cervix, setons (threads of horsehair or strips of linen inserted beneath the skin to provide drainage) or induction of sweating (Wilbush 1988).
The above data indicate more than 39 additional diseases and ailments could be treated by medicinal plants of the flora of middle area of Gaza Strip, as potential resource for treating various diseases such as: Bacterial infection, poisoning infertility, sexual weakness, heart diseases, hair loss, eye inflammation, inflammation, bronchitis, asthma, fever, poisonous, diuretic, circulatory system, cancer, intestine pain, cholesterol reduction, emmenagogue, galactogoue, aphrodisiac, stimulat, night blindess, astringent, tunors, vginal diseases, antipyretic, gonorrhoea, alexiteric, emollient, irritant, asedative, muscular system, organ Britain system, blood, psoriatic, burns, mouth ulcers, gall bladder stones, paralysis, ulcer goiter and secrete more milk in women.
Lavender should, however, be used with caution particularly as lavender oil can also be a powerful allergen and, as a precaution, ingestion should be avoided during pregnancy due to emmenagogue effects (Ernst 2002) and when breastfeeding.
In medicine, it is used as an antispasmodic, eupeptic, gingival sedative, anticatarrhal, nerve sedative, carminative, diaphoteric, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue [41].
Asteraceae) is widely used in Europe as a herbal remedy for the treatment of spasms, such as digestive complaints, as an emmenagogue, and for irregular menses (Schultz et al.
1966), antispasmodic, eupeptic, gingival, sedative, anticatarrhal, nerve sedative, carminative, diaphoretic expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac, and emmenagogue (Rios et al.
It is used for; Gastrointestinal/hepatic, Gastric and duodenal ulcers (gel) [34], Reproductive: Emmenagogue (leaf lining; traditional use) Aloe extracts at doses of 100 - 150 mg/kg had no abortifacient effects in pregnant rats [20], Immune modulation: Immunostimulant and anti-inflammatory (gel) [35,36], In a case series of 14 HIV-1+ patients who were prescribed 800 mg/day of acemannan, there was a significant increase in the number of circulating monocyte and macrophages which mirrored clinical improvements [37].
carminative, antipyretic, antiparasitic, anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, appetite, stimulating, digestive, funguicidal, emmenagogue, stomachic, vermifuge, vulnerary, and hypnotic, human periodontal infection, etc [4,10].
In traditional medicine, Crocus sativus is used as an antispasmodic, eupeptic, gingival sedative, anticatarrhal, nerve sedative, carminative, diaphoretic, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac, and emmenagogue (Rios et al.
are used in folk medicine as an anticatarrhal, eupeptic, expectorant and emmenagogue (Rios et al.