A substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
- Both herbs are emmenagogues - they bring down the menstrual flow.
- In the Philippines, it is used as an emmenagogue (an agent to induce menstruation).
- Macrotys is unique in combining emmenagogue (blood moving) and antispasmodic properties.
Early 18th century: from Greek emmēna 'menses' + agōgos 'eliciting'.
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