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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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