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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Antifoaming and carminative actions of volatile oils.
Carminatives relax the sphincters in the GIT to reduce spasm and gas, which can reduce urgency and episodes of loose stools.
The pulp is used as antipyretic, laxatives and carminatives, alone or in combinations with limejuice, honey, milk, dates, spices and camphor (Jayaweera, 1981).
Terpenes have been utilized for a number of therapeutic purposes, such as in antispasmodics, carminatives, perfumery, and others, but a few reports also suggest their potential as percutaneous absorption enhancers (8).
Peppermint oil is the most well known and widely used of all carminatives.