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 (kär-mĭn′ə-tĭv, kär′mə-nā′-)
Inducing the expulsion of excess gas from the stomach and intestines.
A carminative drug or agent.

[Middle English carminatif, from Old French, from Latin carminātus, past participle of carmināre, to card wool, from *carmen, card for wool, from cārere, to card.]
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(Pharmacology) able to relieve flatulence
(Pharmacology) a carminative drug
[C15: from French carminatif, from Latin carmināre to card wool, remove impurities, from cārere to card]
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(kɑrˈmɪn ə tɪv, ˈkɑr məˌneɪ tɪv)

1. expelling gas from the stomach and bowel.
2. a carminative medicine.
[1645–55; < Late Latin carmināt(us), past participle of carmināre to purify (Latin: to card (wool)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carminative - medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Adj.1.carminative - relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
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It is claimed to be antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidiarrhoeal, antimicrobial, anti-emetic, anti-putrescent, anti-oxidant, astringent, carminative, digestive, aphrodisiac, parasiticide, cardiac and a respiratory stimulant, an antidote for poisons and a vermifuge.
Its edible fruits are carminative and laxative and thus improve digestion.
Since basil oil has carminative properties, it is used for treating indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps and flatulence.
This herbal supplement is also well known for its antispasmodic, carminative and diuretic properties.
sativum has been used traditionally as anti-inflammatory (Varier, 1994), antispasmodic (Bruneton, 1995), analgesic (Chaudry and Tariq, 2006), antiseptic (Duke et al., 2002), carminative (Wichtl and Bisset, 1994), and anti-diabetic (Al-Rowais, 2002).
It contains carminative, which is helpful for reducing excessive gas in the gastrointestinal tract.
In Ayurveda, ginger has been recommended for use as carminative, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, expectorant, peripheral circulatory stimulant, astringent, appetite stimulant, anti-inflammatory agent, diuretic and digestive aid (Warrier, 1989).
Not just an effective bioenhancer, black cumin has been successfully employed as a gastric stimulant, a carminative, and an anthelmintic.
It has enormous beneficial effects to digestive system such as a laxative, intestinal lubricant, carminative, vomiting, colitis swell, febrifuge, digestive and tonic.
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