Definition of carminative in English:

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carminative

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːmɪnətɪv/
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈmɪnətɪv/

adjective

(Chiefly of a drug) relieving flatulence.
Example sentences
  • Indian long pepper is a traditional Ayurvedic herb that has long been used for its anthelmintic and carminative actions.
  • Its carminative action helps relieve wind and spasm in the bowel, and its gentle action is particularly suited for children and those with delicate stomachs.
  • Mixing of half teaspoonful of dry ginger powder in a glass of buttermilk adds to its digestive and carminative properties.

noun

A drug that relieves flatulence.
Example sentences
  • For occasional indigestion, look for herbs, from three categories: bitters, carminatives and cholagogues.
  • Another important component of leaky gut syndrome treatment is the use of bitters and carminatives.
  • Less common applications include muscular and uterine cramping, nervous headache, and as a gastrointestinal carminative.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French carminatif, -ive, or medieval Latin carminat- 'healed (by incantation)', from the verb carminare, from Latin carmen (see charm).

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Line breaks: car¦mina|tive

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