commonly known as saffron, is used in folk medicine for various purposes such as an antispasmodic, nerve sedative, expectorant, eupeptic, anticatarrhal, carminative, diaphoteric, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue
(Schmidt et al.
DC) have been described as an abortifacient, emmenagogue
, contraceptive, and aphrodisiac in a variety of publications throughout European history.
The decoction of leaves is used for treatment of inflammation, eye-disease, toothache, leucoderma, enlargement of the spleen, ulcers, cancers, catarrhal fever, rheumatoid arthritis, gonorrhea, sinuses, scrofulous sores, bronchitis and as tonics, vermifuge, lactagogue and emmenagogue
Pulegone-rich mint oil has been used as emmenagogue
and abortifacient in folk medicine .
Pityrogramma calomelanos, a plant used in traditional medicine as an astringent, analgesic, anti-hemorrhagic, pectoral depurative, emmenagogue
, anti-hypertensive, anti-pyretic and an anti-tussive was tested for antiepimastigote activity in vitro.
It has been used in treatment of candiurectic, emmenagogue
, antiflatulence and antimicrobial agents.
is used in Algeria as a remedy for emmenagogue
, antispasmodic rubefiant, echarrotic powder.
In 1931 Mrs Grieve refers to its emmenagogue
action and the 1983 BHP includes 'menopausal neurosis' as one of its indications, and specific indications as 'emotional and vascular instability, including the hot flush, associated with the menopause'.
Verbenaceae), commonly known as Nirgundi, is already in clinical use in several traditional systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha for management of pain, headache, inflammation, leucoderma, enlargement of the spleen, rheumatoid arthritis, gonerrhoea, bronchitis, fever, cold and cough, lactagogue and emmenagogue
as juice, decoction and also as vapor (8-10).
a cholagogue, an emmenagogue
, and an antiseptic: Inula crithmoides L.
Motherwort acts as an emmenagogue
, which can stimulate bleeding.