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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.
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Peppermint oil is the most well known and widely used of all carminatives.
It is considered an anti-spasmodic, circulatory stimulant, general tonic, antibacterial, analgesic, carminative and antiseptic.
calamus are considered to possess aromatic, stimulant, bitter tonic, emetic, expectorant, emmenagogue, aphrodisiac, laxative, diuretic, antispasmodic, carminative, and anthelmintic properties.
The main component of the oil, menthol, has an antimicrobial, choleretic, insecticidal, carminative, spasmolytic effect on the smooth muscle of the intestine and a cooling effect on the skin [2].
Peppermint's reputation as a digestive, carminative, cholagogic, and antispasmodic agent derives from centuries of use.
Lavender oil: Lavender is used in aromatherapy as a holistic relaxant and is said to have carminative, anti-flatulence and anticolic properties.
Anise seeds are used as analgesic in migraine and also as carminative, aromatic, disinfectant, and diuretic in traditional medicine .
John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) Anti-carcinogen * Dyer's woad (Isatis tinctoria) Circulatory stimulant * Ginger (Zingiber officinale) * Ginkgo {Ginkgo biloba) Depurative * Garlic (Allium sativum) * Grapefruit seed (Citrus x paradisi) Diaphoretic * Boxwood {Buxus sempervirens) Digestive carminative * Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) Expectorant * Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Hepatoprotective * Greater celandine {Chelidonium majus) * Liquorice {Glycyrrhiza glabra)* * Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) * Also denotes anti-viral activity.
Fennel oil is used as an expectorant component of cough remedies, and also as carminative component of stomach and bowel remedies [10,13].
In Iraqi folk medicine, the whole plant is anthelmintic, antioxidant, strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, deodorant, diaphoretic, disinfectant, expectorant, sedative and tonic.