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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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Chamomile is what herbalists call a carminative, that is, a stomach soother, and it's especially good for indigestion.
Varro Tyler, dean and professor emeritus of pharmacognosy (natural product pharmacy) at Purdue University, notes that most of the carminative oils in peppermint and other mints are relatively insoluble in water.
Other carminatives include spearmint, anise, caraway, and coriander.
Ginger root is both a carminative and antispasmodic.
Yayla cayi) is used as a stimulant, carminative, and for stomachache, for cough and also as a herbal tea [1].
Positively influencing infant feeding behaviour through altering the taste or exerting carminative actions via constituents transferred to the breastmilk.
1978) studied in an apparatus specially designed to assess foams in digestive fluids in vitro the antifoaming effect of various carminatives.