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 (ăn′tē-skôr-byo͞o′tĭk, ăn′tī-)
Curing or preventing scurvy: an antiscorbutic vitamin.

an′ti·scor·bu′tic n.


(Medicine) preventing or curing scurvy: antiscorbutic foods.
(Pharmacology) an antiscorbutic remedy or agent


(ˌæn ti skɔrˈbyu tɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)

1. efficacious against scurvy.
2. an antiscorbutic agent.
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Horseradish is a stimulent, rubefacient, diuretic, antiseptic, antiscorbutic and a popular cure for intestinal worms.
It should be noted that the discovery of the antiscorbutic factor as vitamin C (ascorbic acid) did not occur until 1932.
Each part of the plant possesses variety of biological activities such as antibiotic, antifungal, antioxidant, antipyretic, antiproliferative, antiscorbutic, antiemetic, antiulcer, analgesic, astringent, cordial, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, laxative, nutritive, odoriferous, restorative and stimulant.
The fruits can be used for several inflammatory conditions, including sore throat, high blood pressure, and as an antimicrobial, antiscorbutic, carminative, diuretic, and astringent (KHANDAKER et al.
Okra leaves are edible and may be consumed as a potherb; they are sometimes used as a basis for poultices as an emollient or antiscorbutic to treat dysuria while young leaves are sometime consumed as spinach [3].