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medicinal

 [mĕ-dis´ĭ-nal]
having healing qualities; pertaining to a medicine.

me·dic·i·nal

(mĕ-dis'i-năl),
1. Relating to medicine having curative properties. Synonym(s): medical (2)
2. Synonym(s): medical (1)

medicinal

/me·dic·i·nal/ (mĭ-dis´in-il) having healing qualities; pertaining to a medicine.

medicinal

(mĭ-dĭs′ə-nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
n.
A preparation or product having the properties of a medicine.

me·dic′i·nal·ly adv.

me·dic·i·nal

(mĕ-dis'i-năl)
1. Relating to medicine having curative properties.
Synonym(s): medical (2) .
2. Synonym(s): medical (1) .

me·dic·i·nal

(mĕ-dis'i-năl)
1. Relating to medicine having curative properties.
2. Synonym(s): medical.

medicinal

having healing qualities; pertaining to a medicine.

Patient discussion about medicinal

Q. How effective are the traditional medicines?

A. I agree, chinese medicine is more about preventing- having the person totaly healthy at all times and not only curing the disease.

Q. Is there any Chinese medicine for cancer. Hi every one! I am a student of famous University. I heard about Chinese Medicine but I don’t have any idea. One of the incurable diseases is cancer. Is there any Chinese medicine for cancer?

A. hows it going DOC;I have seen and worked on patiants with lung cancer that had tried alternative meds(chines)and other natural remedies,and tried to cure them selves at home. when these patient come into the hospital they are almost in respiratory failure,because of the time they took with these unproven meds/IF alternative meds work for some people i am happy, but there needs to be more info on it for the general public, as you know all meds dont work for all people,the people that have been cured by chin meds should be monitered by both types of DR. during the treatment so that it can be proven.I will keep an open mind until this happens--peace--mrfoot56

Q. What are the most common Chinese Medicines that are most common in use?

A. i think that acupuncture is the most common of all the chines treatments in use. but i have no statistics to back it up. but as i understand - it's one of the most important tools of the Chinese medicine.

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Todays announcement removes some of this interference and brings NSW patients a step closer to an efficient and sensible process for access to medicinal cannabis.
Speaking in the Chamber Mr Isherwood, who as both a North Wales AM and Chair of the Cross Party Group on Neurological Conditions, has been working with MS Society Cymru on this issue, said: "The motion recognises that whilst it may not be currently in the gift of the Wales Government to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes, it is asking the Welsh Government to ask the UK Government to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2, so that it may be prescribed and legally supplied in recognition of the medicinal value of the drug.
We believe that pharmacies are the best distribution points for medicinal cannabis, as is the case for all other prescriptions," Ben Ward, chief executive officer of Maricann, said in a statement.
Government initiatives are also driving the industry as government is emphasizing on the conservation of natural resources by formulating various acts for the conservation and protection of forests containing medicinal plants and cultivation of medicinal species along with establishment of medicinal plants processing zones.
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The Centre has set up the National Medicinal Plants Board ( NMPB) under the Ministry of AYUSH for overall development of the medicinal plants sector, including conservation, cultivation, processing and storage of medicinal and aromatic plants for promoting the availability of herbal raw materials.
The aim of the price regulation for medicinal products is to control the costs and the health expenditures for prescription of drugs.
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Today, medicinal plants continue to play a critical role in healthcare provision.
Even allopathic medicine is dependent on a number of drugs, the original sources of which were medicinal plants.
There seems to be consensus about the importance of pharmacognosy for the basic skills of future pharmacists, for the knowledge of medicinal plants and the expertise in using herbal medicinal products.