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 (ĭ-mĕn′ə-gôg′, -gŏg′)
A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.

[Greek emmēna, the menses (from neuter pl. of emmēnos, monthly : en-, in; see en-2 + mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots) + -agogue.]


(ɪˈmɛnəˌɡɒɡ; -ˈmiː-)
(Medicine) a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow
(Medicine) inducing or increasing menstrual flow
[C18: from Greek emmēna menses, (from mēn month) + -agogue]
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Noun1.emmenagogue - any agent that promotes menstrual discharge
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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Pharmacopoeia and are available as dietary supplements to be used for premenstrual stress syndrome, as emmenagogue agents, and for gynaecological problems.
The roots are used for nervous diseases [101] and as a diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic, emmenagogue, laxative, refrigerant, stomachic, and sudorific [102].
Here it can be seen that Sloane and others were well aware of the effect of Petiveria on mother's milk, meaning that its use of an emmenagogue, or plant that could restore menstruation, was most likely well-understood.
Traditionally, it is used as a laxative, emmenagogue, contraceptive, galactagogue, anti- asthmatic drug and antiviral agent [18].
29) Excess use of peppermint is contraindicated in early pregnancy due to its emmenagogue effects.
The plant has been used as an aphrodisiac, abortifacient, carminative, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, and emmenagogue, as well as to treat disorders of the heart and kidneys, bronchitis, chronic enteritis, renal calculus, diabetes, and rheumatism (Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 2011;9:1061-5; Bioorg.
It is noted to possess aperient (constipation relief), carminative, and bitter properties, and is also useful as an emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus areas).
DC) have been described as an abortifacient, emmenagogue, contraceptive, and aphrodisiac in a variety of publications throughout European history.
Part Traditional use Reference Berries Carminative, urinary antiseptic, [7,13] diuretic, emmenagogue, sudorific, digestive, and anti-inflammatory.
Various species of this plant have been widely used traditionally not only in India but in various parts of Europe, America and Asia as an emetic, diuretic, emmenagogue, purgative, stimulant, diaphoretic, tonic and is even applied to foul ulcers and used as a remedy for snake bite.
The decoction of leaves is used for treatment of inflammation, eye-disease, toothache, leucoderma, enlargement of the spleen, ulcers, cancers, catarrhal fever, rheumatoid arthritis, gonorrhea, sinuses, scrofulous sores, bronchitis and as tonics, vermifuge, lactagogue and emmenagogue.