Definition of emmenagogue in English:


Syllabification: em·men·a·gogue
Pronunciation: /əˈmenəˌgôg, -ˌgäg, -ˈmēnə-


A substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow.
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  • 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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