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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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An 1878 dictionary of scientific terms (Rossiter 153) lists Guinea hen weed as Petiveria alliacea and an 1887 Manual of Botany again lists Petiveria or Guinea-hen Weed as a reputed emmenagogue (Bentley 652).
In 1931 Mrs Grieve refers to its emmenagogue action and the 1983 BHP includes 'menopausal neurosis' as one of its indications, and specific indications as 'emotional and vascular instability, including the hot flush, associated with the menopause'.
The second most important method was consumption of pills or drugs containing such irritants and emmenagogues as quinine, aloes, or ergot; the third, douching by syringe or enema bag with lysol, carbolic acid, turpentine or simple soap and water; and the fourth dilation of the cervix by inserting slippery elm or packing the vagina with cotton batten.
Elles ont des proprietes digestives, emmenagogues et antidiarrheiques, avalees en nature sont conseillees pour les douleurs dentaires.
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