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stomachic

Line breaks: stom|ach¦ic
Pronunciation: /stəˈmakɪk
 
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Definition of stomachic in English:

adjective

Promoting the appetite or assisting digestion.
Example sentences
  • A few medicinal properties of spices such as tonic, carminative, stomachic, diuretic, and antispasmodic have long been recognized.
  • The seeds are valued medicinally for their diuretic, demulcent and stomachic properties.
  • The juice is good for promoting digestion and all parts have stomachic properties, which can be augmented with small amounts of cinnamon and cloves.

noun

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A stomachic medicine or tonic.
Example sentences
  • The use of the herb checks the head and eyes, like the leaves; hence the root should be accounted among the best stomachics.
  • It is one of the earliest medicinal herbs known in Europe, widely regarded as one of the best stomachics for young children.
  • Toxicity and side effects may be ameliorated if the drug is taken with green tea, diuretics, or stomachics.

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