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an·ti·pe·ri·od·ic

 (ăn′tē-pîr′ē-ŏd′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Preventing regular recurrence of the symptoms of a disease, as in malaria.

an′ti·pe′ri·od′ic n.

antiperiodic

(ˌæntɪˌpɪərɪˈɒdɪk) med
adj
(Medicine) obsolete efficacious against recurring attacks of a disease
n
(Pharmacology) obsolete an antiperiodic drug or agent

antiperiodic

a remedy used to prevent the recurrence of certain periodic illnesses as fevers.
See also: Remedies
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It is widely used in folk and ayurvedic system of medicine as general tonic, hepatoprotective, antiperiodic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiarthritic.
The roots of the plant are used as bitter tonic, antiperiodic, expectorant, astringent, stomachic, anthelmintic, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, sedative and analgesic (Kirtikar and Basu 1935: Bilal et al.
Leaves and flowers antiperiodic Origanum normale D.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Tinospora cordifolia mentioned as "Rasayana" is extensively used in various herbal preparations for the treatment of different ailments for its general tonic, antiperiodic, antispasmodic, antiinflammatory, antiarthritic, antiallergic and antidiabetic properties.