alexipharmic


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alexipharmic

(əˌlɛksɪˈfɑːmɪk) med
adj
(Pharmacology) acting as an antidote
n
(Pharmacology) an antidote
[C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug]

alexipharmic

- Another word for an antidote, from Greek alexein, "ward off," and pharmakon, "poison."
See also related terms for poison.

alexipharmac, alexipharmic

a remedy for or antidote against poison or infection. — alexipharmic, adj.
See also: Poison
an antidotal substance used to expel or resist poison. — alexipharmic, alexipharmac, adj.
See also: Remedies
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Onosma hispidum, a perennial herb with a sharp and bitter taste has been reported to be used traditionally as an important source of red dye yielding root "Ratanjot", which is used for coloring oils, food stuffs and other preparations (Khanna and Dedhia, 1999).Medicinally, the plant has cooling, laxative, alexipharmic and anthelmintic effects and is also used to treat various diseases of eye, blood, bronchitis, wounds, bites and abdominal pain (Ahmad et al., 2003).
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chinensis (Franch.) Hara (PPY) of Lilaceae family, mostly distributed in the southwest of China, is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for antifebrile, alexipharmic, detumescent, demulcent, hemostatic, and the treatment of hepatopathy.