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 (ə-fĭs′ə-nəl, ô′fĭ-sī′nəl, ŏf′ĭ-)
1. Readily available in pharmacies; not requiring special preparation.
2. Recognized by a pharmacopoeia: an officinal herb.

[French, from Medieval Latin officīnālis, of a storeroom or workshop, from Latin officīna, workshop, alteration of opificīna, from opifex, opific-, workman : opus, work; see op- in Indo-European roots + facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

of·fic′i·nal·ly adv.


(ɒˈfɪsɪnəl; ˌɒfɪˈsaɪnəl) pharmacol
1. (Pharmacology) (of pharmaceutical products) available without prescription
2. (Botany) (of a plant) having pharmacological properties
3. (Pharmacology) an officinal preparation or plant
4. (Botany) an officinal preparation or plant
[C17: from Medieval Latin officīnālis, from Latin officīna workshop; see office]
ofˈficinally adv


(əˈfɪs ə nl)

1. kept in stock by apothecaries, as a drug.
2. recognized by a pharmacopoeia.
[1710–20; < Medieval Latin officīnālis of a store or workshop < Latin officina workshop, derivative of opifex artisan. See office]
of•fic′i•nal•ly, adv.
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However, the use of plants such as tobacco leaves, Sabadilla officinale and Quassia spp extracts for fumigation dates into ages.
Baisse aussi de la valeur de production du modele officinale - 9 % et baisse de la valeur de production du modele hospitalier de - 18 %.
The objective of this study was to determine the acute oral toxicity of steamed and dried ginger ( Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Zingiberaceae) extract (SDGE) in female and male Sprague -Dawley (SD) rats at doses of 0 and 5,000 mg/kg body weight.
sunny spot: officinale If you have a sunny wall to plant against, try Jasminum officinale, Garrya Eliptica, rose or wisteria.
2% with parasitic infection while Zingiber officinale (Ginger) with least 1.
In the official website, producer has shared some of the ingredients, embedded in gel's composition - cynodon dactylon extract, filipendula formosa extract, slix alba bark extract, alcanna tinctoria root extract, symphytum officinale root extract and taraxacum officinale root extract.
There is a dearth of information on the antioxidant activities from the medicinal plants Piper nigrum L, Piper longum L and Zingiber officinale Roscoe which prompted us to evaluate the antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of these medicinal plants.
Betty Lodge AI PRESUME you're talking about Jasminum officinale - the summerflowering jasmine.
Most notably, Trigonella foenumgraecum (fenugreek), Foeniculum vulgare (fennel), Illicium verum (star anise) and Zingiber officinale (Ginger) have received recent research attention to complement their long, traditional history of use as herbal galactagogues.
Estudios precedentes han sugerido que entre las plantas medicinales mas usadas en Ecuador se encuentran: Artemisia absinthium, Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, Parthenium hysterophorus Linn, Piper carpunya Ruiz & Pav y Taraxacum officinale (Aguirre-Mendoza, Linares-Palomino, & Peter Kvist, 2006; Ceron, 2006; Sanchez, Kvist, & Aguirre, 2006).
334-341; John Ojewole, "Analgesic, antiinflammatory and hypoglycaemic effects of ethanol extracts of Zingiber officinale (Roscoe) rhizomes (Zingiberaceae) in mice and rats," Phytotherapy Research 20, no.