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emmenagogue

/em·men·a·gogue/ (ĕ-men´ah-gog) an agent or measure that induces menstruation.emmenagog´ic

emmenagogue

(ĭ-mĕn′ə-gôg′, -gŏg′)
n.
A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.

emmenagogue

Herbal medicine
A herb used to increase the menstrual flow. Herbal emmenagogues include black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), life root (Senecio aureus), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides), pulsatilla (Anemone pulsatilla), southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum), squaw vine (Mitchella repens) and tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).

emmenagogue

Medtalk A drug or chemical that triggers menstruation. See Abortifacient.

Emmenagogue

A medication or herbal preparation given to bring on a woman's menstrual period.
Mentioned in: Oligomenorrhea

emmenagogue (i·menˑ··ggˈ),

n a substance that promotes the flow of menstrual blood.
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9,43) An anonymous gynaecological self-help publication lists DC seeds as an emmenagogue, an implantation inhibitor or abortifacient, and states that this activity may be attributed to oestrogenic activity and/or inhibition of progesterone synthesis.
However, as mentioned above, treatments were historically aimed at reinstating menstruation using, among other means, herbal emmenagogues.
commonly known as saffron, is used in folk medicine as an antispasmodic, eupeptic, gingival sedative, anticatarrhal, nerve sedative, carminative, diaphoteric, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue (Rios et al.
This medicinal plant is used in folk medicine as an emmenagogue.
Also it is desirable to determine the toxicity of this drug which is commonly prescribed and administered by the African traditional medical practitioners in the management of malaria, also used as emmenagogue, emetic, hypotensive, and anti-pyretic agent (Hutchinson and Dalziel, 1955).
frondosa is also claimed (Nadkarni, 1976; Anonymous, 1998) to possess aphrodisiac, expectorant, emmenagogue, diuretic and astringent properties.
Ranunculaceae used as an anti-inflammatory agent and as an emmenagogue and galactagogue 16.
Trevis quirquincho emmenagogue, (12-15) (Lycopodiaceae) Pillijan abortifacient, stimulant and aphrodisiac; treatment of impotence in old men (8, 10, 11) Maytenus Cangorosa Sialagogue, Alkaloids and ilicofolia Mart.
Uterine pessaries were prepared from emmenagogues (drugs stimulating menstruation) and boiled honey (Loc.
Research in rural northeast Thailand (15,16) suggests that the most common technique used by rural women is the consumption of herbal emmenagogues known generically as ya satri (women's medicine) or ya khap icuat (medicine to bring the blood down).
I revised the section on emmenagogues (herbs to bring on suppressed menses) and added that my intention was to support life and not to encourage abortion.