Definition of nervine in English:
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A nervine medicine.
- How are these different from the pharmaceutical classification of substances as diaphoretics, laxatives, alteratives, stimulants, sedatives, nervines, emmenagogues, carminatives, etc.?
- Medicines and herbs that are demulcent, emollient, warmly diaphoretic, nervines, antispasmodic, warming and carminative are appropriate for treating Air imbalances.
- If there was a problem with a hypersympathetic nervous system, Western herbalists have tended use sedatives, nervines and perhaps anti-inflammatories.
Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin nervinus 'of the nerves or sinews', or suggested by French nervin.
Definition of nervine in:
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