Definition of vulnerary in English:


Line breaks: vul¦ner|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈvʌln(ə)rəri


(Of a drug, plant, etc.) of use in the healing of wounds.
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  • The main use of comfrey through the centuries has been as a vulnerary remedy.
  • Obviously from the above, scabious is expectorant, alterative, vulnerary and astringent.

noun (plural vulneraries)

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A medicine used in the healing of wounds.
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  • Topically it is applied as an oil or salve as a vulnerary for the treatment of wounds and injuries.
  • These homeopathic agents, known as vulneraries, can promote the healing of wounds, injuries, bites, traumas, and related conditions.


late 16th century: from Latin vulnerarius, from vulnus 'wound'.

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