carminative


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to carminative: emmenagogue, Depurative, stomachic, cytophylactic

carminative

 [kahr-min´ah-tiv]
1. relieving flatulence.
2. an agent that so acts.

car·min·a·tive

(kar-min'ă-tiv),
1. Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatus.
2. An agent that relieves flatulence.
[L. carmino, pp. -atus, to card wool; special Mod. L. usage, to expel wind]

carminative

/car·min·a·tive/ (kahr-min´ah-tiv)
1. relieving flatulence.
2. an agent that relieves flatulence.

carminative

(kär-mĭn′ə-tĭv, kär′mə-nā′-)
adj.
Inducing the expulsion of excess gas from the stomach and intestines.
n.
A carminative drug or agent.

carminative

[kärmin′ətiv]
Etymology: L, carminare, to cleanse
1 adj, pertaining to a substance that relieves flatulence and abdominal distension.
2 n, an agent that relieves gaseous distention and painful spasms, especially after meals.

carminative

Herbal medicine
noun A herb with a pleasant taste or odour, which is soothing to the gastrointestinal tract and reduces bloating or flatulence.

Examples
• Angelica—Angelica archangelica.
• Anise—Pimpinella anisum.
• Balm—Melissa officinalis.
• Cinnamon—Cinnamomum zeylandicum.
• Cloves—Eugenia carophyllus.
• Dill—Anethum graveolens.
• Fennel—Foeniculum dulce.
• Ginger—Zingiber officinale.
• Peppermint—Mentha piperita.

car·min·a·tive

(kahr-min'ă-tiv)
An agent such as peppermint oil that is taken after a meal to facilitate belching through relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, thereby averting passage of swallowed air into the intestine as flatus.
[L. carmino, pp. -atus, to card wool; special Mod. L. usage, to expel wind]

carminative

1. Having the power to relax muscle rings (sphincters) so as to release gas and relieve flatulence.
2. A drug having this property.

carminative,

adj/n ability to provide relief of the expulsion of intestinal gas.

car·min·a·tive

(kahr-min'ă-tiv)
Agent to prevent formation or cause expulsion of flatus.
[L. carmino, pp. -atus, to card wool; special Mod. L. usage, to expel wind]

carminative

1. relieving flatulence.
2. an agent that relieves flatulence.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is reported that this effect does not occur through the central nervous system, but rather is related to a peripheral pathway with aromatic, absorbent or carminative effects.
Chenopodiaceae) is traditionally used as anthelmintic, cardiotonic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, laxative and also useful in peptic ulcer, dyspepsia, flatulence, strangury, pharyngopathy, splenopathy, opthalmopathy and general debility.
It was used for its carminative (suppressingcramps and flatulence and emmenagogic (enhancing pelvic blood flow) properties.
Traditional Cure series - Liuweidihuang pills to help improve memory, Aplotaxis Carminative pills for upset stomachs, and pills for a variety of liver and stomach ailments
alatum Roxb] (Rutaceae) is extensively used in the Indian system of medicine, as carminative, stomachic and anthelmintic.
arteries, a carminative, an antispasmodic, an antiepileptic, a narcotic,
The infusion of its leaves and flowers is commonly used as antispasmodic, antidysenteric, antiemetic, antirheumatic, carminative, among other uses.
Like lemon balm, chamomile is a carminative herb used to reduce pain, expel gas and settle the stomach.
The herb is a carminative, which means it reduces gas, according to "The New Food Lover's Companion.
It is used as a bitter tonic, antiperiodic, expectorant, antibilious, astringent, stomachic, antihelminthic, blood purifier and carminative (Kirtikar, & Basu, 1935).