(redirected from febrifuge)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to febrifuge: expectorant
See: medicinal
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Roots of this species are demulcent, diuretic, astringent, stomachic, febrifuge and diuretic.
These findings offered an explanation for the effectiveness of treatment with quinine, which had been used empirically as a generic febrifuge since the 17th century.
Sophora flavescens is used in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, upper air passages, wound healing, as well as having diuretic and febrifuge action.
A most important vegetable alkili obtained from the bark of several trees of the conchina genus, extremely used in medicine as a febrifuge and tonic.' Tybed ai dyma'r rheswm yr yfwyd gan gymaint o bobl yn nyddiau goludog y 'Raj') Gin - quinine?
(67) The root properties are noted as being beneficial in asthma, as an aid for nausea and vomiting (antiemetic), as an aid in reducing fevers, as a cough suppressant (antitussive), as a cleansing agent, as a diuretic, as a fever reducer (febrifuge), as an aid in the prevention of stone formation (lithontripic agent), as an aid in increasing the flow of saliva (sialogogue), as a stomach toner (stomachic), and as a sedative.
Support the fever in doing its job more efficiently with "febrifuge" herbs and diaphoretics.
Doctors blamed the Jesuits for their duke's continuing distress, which eventually killed him, and published a nasty diatribe against cinchona entitled "Exposure of the Febrifuge Powder from the American World." This war of medico-the-ological tract went back and forth for years, with cinchona bizarrely uttered in the same breath as such theological sticking points as predestination and free will.
Ground to a powder and taken as an infusion, the bark of the Cinchona tree was a powerful febrifuge, or fever treatment.
Used since the time of Dioscorides as a febrifuge (hence its common name), Tanacetum parthenium has been favored by herbalists such as Nicholas Culpeper, who advised placing bruised leaves on the head to relieve pain.