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having healing qualities; pertaining to a medicine.
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1. Relating to medicine having curative properties. Synonym(s): medical (2)
2. Synonym(s): medical (1)
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Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.
A preparation or product having the properties of a medicine.

me·dic′i·nal·ly adv.
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1. Relating to medicine having curative properties.
Synonym(s): medical (2) .
2. Synonym(s): medical (1) .
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1. Relating to medicine having curative properties.
2. Synonym(s): medical.
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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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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.
Direct matrix ranking (DMR) was used to check the use diversity of multipurpose medicinal plants as described by Cotton (1996).
The aim of the price regulation for medicinal products is to control the costs and the health expenditures for prescription of drugs.
Atta said that Frontier Regions, Northern Areas and Kashmir including Murree are home to most of the plants which are used medicines and suggested establishment of research centers at local level as it would increase medicinal plants production.
Pakistan imported medicinal products of worth $1093.366 million during July-June (2018-19) compared to the imports of $1072.070 million during July-June (2017-18), showing growth of 1.99 percent, according to latest data issued by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
As it has been indicated above, PLA regulates the principles of placing on the market, production and advertising of medicinal products intended for both humans and animals.