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Of or relating to a wound or the healing of a wound.
[L. vulnus, a wound]


Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
n. pl. vulnerar·ies
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.


Heals wounds, bruises, sprains, and ulcers.
Mentioned in: St. John's Wort

vulnerary (vlˈ·n·reˑ·rē),

n a wound-healing substance.


1. pertaining to wounds or the healing of wounds.
2. an agent that promotes the healing of wounds.
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It is valuable to herbalists as a diuretic and to deal with other problems connected with the kidneys and the urinary system, as well as a vulnerary for internal and external healing.
Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, antiseptic, astringent, vulnerary
Basically, their treatments were analgesic (diminishing pain), cathartic (purgative), and vulnerary (healing wounds).
The claims for the plant are wide: it is a stimulating expectorant, antispasmodic, sedative, amphoteric, vulnerary, diuretic and a stomach and liver tonic.
carminative, antipyretic, antiparasitic, anthelmintic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, appetite, stimulating, digestive, funguicidal, emmenagogue, stomachic, vermifuge, vulnerary, and hypnotic, human periodontal infection, etc [4,10].
The following properties have been attributed to its actions; mildly antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerogenic, anxiolytic, a cerebral tonic, a circulatory stimulant, a diuretic, nervine and vulnerary.
It is immunomodulator, antibacterial, antiviral, vulnerary and alterative.
This refers to goldenrod's medicinal benefits as a vulnerary (heals open wounds).
64) The leaves and flowers are claimed to be anodyne, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, and vulnerary.
Morton JJP, Malone HH (1972) Evaluation of vulnerary activity by open wound procedure in rats, Arch Int Pharmacodyn 196: 117