Also found in: Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.


Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
n. pl. vul·ner·ar·ies
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.

[Latin vulnerārius, from vulnus, vulner-, wound; see vulnerable.]


(ˈvʌlnərərɪ) med
(Medicine) of, relating to, or used to heal a wound
n, pl -aries
(Pharmacology) a vulnerary drug or agent
[C16: from Latin vulnerārius belonging to wounds, from vulnus a wound]


(ˈvʌl nəˌrɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.
2. a remedy for wounds.
[1590–1600; < Latin vulnerārius=vulner-, s. of vulnus wound + -ārius -ary]
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Rebecca examined the wound, and having applied to it such vulnerary remedies as her art prescribed, informed her father that if fever could be averted, of which the great bleeding rendered her little apprehensive, and if the healing balsam of Miriam retained its virtue, there was nothing to fear for his guest's life, and that he might with safety travel to York with them on the ensuing day.
The plant contains flavanoids, irridoids and phenolic acids, which render it alterative, diuretic, lymphatic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory and a cardiac stimulant.
Screening and Scoring of Antimicrobial and Biological Activities of Italian Vulnerary Plants against Major Oral Pathogenic Bacteria".
nutans is used in Argentinean traditional medicine as decongestant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, laxant and vulnerary [4,5]; in Brazilian folk medicine, this species is widely appreciated for its antifungal, anti-ulcer, anti-thrombotic and anti-inflammatory properties [6,7].
Cyathula prostrata is used by the Kurichiya tribe of Kannur district in Western Ghats, Kerala, India for treatment of fever [63]; the plant was used by the TMPs as expectorant, emetic, demulcent, and vulnerary.
Malone, "Evaluation of vulnerary activity by an open wound procedure in rats," Archives Internationale de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie, vol.
as antispasmodic, diaphoretic, vulnerary, diuretic, antiasthamatic, febrifuge and as sedative agents [5-7].
canadensis is a mucous membrane trophorestorative, anti-inflammatory and vulnerary herb that has been shown to inhibit production of TNF-[alpha], IL-6, IL-10, and IL-12 in a dose-dependent manner in vitro (ClementKruzel 2008).
This plant is considered as vermifuge, antiseptic, antimalarial, aperitif, eupeptic, diuretic, vulnerary and also as an active ingredient against amenorrhoea and leucorrhoea (Fournier, 1947; Cazin, 1876).
Smith also pledged to support a conference for vulnerary return of refugees and IDPs scheduled to be held in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, next November.