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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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An 1878 dictionary of scientific terms (Rossiter 153) lists Guinea hen weed as Petiveria alliacea and an 1887 Manual of Botany again lists Petiveria or Guinea-hen Weed as a reputed emmenagogue (Bentley 652).
25,26,27,28,29,30) King's American Dispensatory includes DC, stating that it may possess emmenagogue properties.
It also acts as an emmenagogue, hemostatic and ocitocic and has anti-inflammatory activity (Oliveira et al.
One of the great Renaissance herbalists, Gerard, recommended it for inflammation of the uterus and as an emmenagogue (Hobbs 1990).
Motherwort acts as an emmenagogue, which can stimulate bleeding.
It has been used as an emmenagogue, to treat nervousness, coughs, insect bites, and migraine headaches.
An emmenagogue is a medicine that induces or hastens the menstrual flow, in other words, an abortifacient.
Shatavari: nutritive tonic, demulcent, emmenagogue, rejuvenative, build milk PV-K+
It was considered an effective stimulant, depressant, expectorant, emmenagogue (inducing or increasing menstrual discharge), and antispasmodic.
It was mostly used by Indian women as a powerful emmenagogue.
commonly known as saffron, is used in folk medicine for various purposes such as an antispasmodic, nerve sedative, expectorant, eupeptic, anticatarrhal, carminative, diaphoteric, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue (Schmidt et al.