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Tending to depurate; depurant.


adjective An obsolete term referring to a purifying agent.
noun An obsolete term for a purifying agent.


The process of freeing from impurities.
depurative, adjective


adj/n ability of a substance to decontaminate or purify.
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Leonotis nepetaefolia Wound (Kuvar and Bapat, 2010); Abortifacient and emmenagogue (Elisabetsky and Posey, 1989); Depurative and febrifuge, diarrhoea, jaundice, anthelmintic, abdominal problems, vomit, carminative, menstrual disease (Jain and Srivastava, 2005).
Fringe tree is now used in Western herbal medicine as a cholagogue, choleretic, mild laxative, antiemetic and a depurative (Bone 2003).
Antidote, depurative, 22284 stomachic Strychnos ligustrina BL.
Referring back to the traditional definition of a depurative, this involves all three aspects, i.
It was this discovery that changed the traditional herbal concept of depurative to one of tissue cleansing, and according to Borst (2002) one which involved the prevention of the uptake of toxic compounds from the gut into the body and the protection from toxins that enter the body as it is found in high concentrations in the gut, liver and kidneys.
Intracellular glutathione is another detoxification mechanism that is necessary for depurative action at the cellular level.
All this confirms the additional role of St Mary's thistle as a depurative along with its traditional role as an antioxidant and hepatoprotective.
8 fold increase of intestinal P-glycoprotein (Durr 2000), therefore acting as a depurative on a number of levels.
Glastonbury (2003) concluded that even though no literature classified Hypericum as a depurative, it did have the same ability to remove zenotoxins and unwanted cellular metabolites from the cell, which meant that after examining the scientific rationale Hypericum was one of those herbs mentioned earlier that could be reclassified as a depurative.
is a herbal species with a long use in traditional medicine due to its digestive, stomachic, tonic, depurative, sedative and antipyretic properties.
is a traditional medicinal species that has been used for digestive, stomachic, tonic, depurative, sedative and antipyretic purposes (Newall et al.
Purgative, febrifuge, depurative, emmenagogue, anti-rheumatic and to cure leprosy 8.