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Of or relating to a wound or the healing of a wound.
[L. vulnus, a wound]
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Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
n. pl. vulnerar·ies
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.
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Heals wounds, bruises, sprains, and ulcers.
Mentioned in: St. John's Wort
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10 Whole plant Expectorant, emetic, demulcent, vulnerary. Juice obtained from crushed whole plant is orally taken.
It has been shown to have gastroprotective properties, including an anti-inflammatory, vulnerary and chemopreventative actions.
Allophylus serratus (Roxb) Kurz, family Sapindaceae is astringent, better, sweet, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary, digestive, carminative and constipating.
The latex is bitter and said to have marked antiperiodic action and it is reported to be collected and dried and used as vulnerary. Extract of leaves is stimulant, diuretic, cardiovascular and hypoglycemic and has purgative action; are used in diabetes, chewed to reduce glycosuria.
(Dark honey has up to four times the mineral content of light honey.) Known to possess the properties of being antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-allergenic, anti-fungal, vulnerary and expectorant, honey also increases calcium absorption and is a known immune stimulant and tonic.
Brekke, DDS, THM Biomedical's vice-president for research and development, commented, "This patent is one of three patents issued to THM describing the material and biologic foundations of our approach to articular cartilage regeneration." Brekke continued, "The devices based on this trio of patents are designed to function either as independent entities, relying on host tissue to supply vulnerary cells appropriate for tissue repair and regeneration, or as three dimensional cell culture constructs employing cell seeding prior to implantation."
Calendula has antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiphiogistic (inflammation reducing) and vulnerary (wound healing) actions.
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.