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a.1.(Med.) Resisting poison; obviating the effects of venom; alexipharmic.
n.1.(Med.) A preservative against contagious and infectious diseases, and the effects of poison in general.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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From medicinal point of view, the Carnation flowers are considered to be cardiotonic, diaphoretic and alexiteric (Shiragur et al., 2004).
It acts as astringent, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardiotonic, demulcent, styptic, anti-dysenteric, urinary astringent, expectorant, alexiteric, lithontriptic tonic.
It is used as anthemirtic, alexiteric and useful in ulcers, piles, abdominal pains and itching.
Mallotus philippenensis is well known to contain different natural compounds, mainly phenols, diterpenoids, steroids, flavonoids, cardenolides, triterpenoids, coumarins, isocoumarins and many more which exhibit interesting biological activities such as antimicrobial [6], anticestodal [7, 8], antiviral [9], immune-regulatory, antiviral, or cytotoxic along with being also used as purgative, anthelmintic, vulnerary, detergent, maturant, carminative, alexiteric and being useful in treatment of bronchitis, abdominal diseases [10].
(Adiantaceae), is recognized by the classical traditional medicinal system of India--Ayurveda to be pungent, alexiteric (obviating the effects of poison), and used for indigestion.
The above data indicate more than 39 additional diseases and ailments could be treated by medicinal plants of the flora of middle area of Gaza Strip, as potential resource for treating various diseases such as: Bacterial infection, poisoning infertility, sexual weakness, heart diseases, hair loss, eye inflammation, inflammation, bronchitis, asthma, fever, poisonous, diuretic, circulatory system, cancer, intestine pain, cholesterol reduction, emmenagogue, galactogoue, aphrodisiac, stimulat, night blindess, astringent, tunors, vginal diseases, antipyretic, gonorrhoea, alexiteric, emollient, irritant, asedative, muscular system, organ Britain system, blood, psoriatic, burns, mouth ulcers, gall bladder stones, paralysis, ulcer goiter and secrete more milk in women.