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Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
n. pl. vul·ner·ar·ies
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.

[Latin vulnerārius, from vulnus, vulner-, wound; see vulnerable.]
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(ˈvʌlnərərɪ) med
(Medicine) of, relating to, or used to heal a wound
n, pl -aries
(Pharmacology) a vulnerary drug or agent
[C16: from Latin vulnerārius belonging to wounds, from vulnus a wound]
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(ˈvʌl nəˌrɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.
2. a remedy for wounds.
[1590–1600; < Latin vulnerārius=vulner-, s. of vulnus wound + -ārius -ary]
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Rebecca examined the wound, and having applied to it such vulnerary remedies as her art prescribed, informed her father that if fever could be averted, of which the great bleeding rendered her little apprehensive, and if the healing balsam of Miriam retained its virtue, there was nothing to fear for his guest's life, and that he might with safety travel to York with them on the ensuing day.
[16] It is alexeteric (that counteracts the infection and toxins), detergent, depurative (purifier) and vulnerary (wound healing).
Cicatrizant and Vulnerary: They are very popular in the world of cosmetics, as they diminish the scars, marks and spots on the skin and on the face (being a Cicatrizant) and also protect wounds, cuts and bruises from getting infected, thus, serving as a Vulnerary.
The genus contains 484 species spread worldwide, one of which, Hypericum perforatum, is largely used in folk medicine with a long history as a vulnerary and for reducing mental affliction, including melancholy.
When I asked the name of the tree, he told me and professed its amazing anti-inflammatory and vulnerary properties.
Additional Herbal Medicine Considerations Commiphora molmol * Anti-inflammatory (Myrhh) * Vulnerary * Antimicrobial * 25 mg of guggulsterone twice daily for 3 months Echinacea spp.
The plant contains flavanoids, irridoids and phenolic acids, which render it alterative, diuretic, lymphatic, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory and a cardiac stimulant.
Nepeta species are used as the traditional medicine in many countries and have a large ethno-botanical effects like diuretic, diaphoretic, vulnerary, antitussive, antispasmodic, antiasthmatic, tonic, febrifuge and carminative (Ghannadi et al., 2003).
Astringent compounds might play some of the pharmacological roles mentioned in Ayurveda (e.g., antihemorrhagic, vulnerary), but we found no scientific evidence for others (e.g., sedative, styptic).
vulnerary, antiemetic, barks, roots, (Anacardiaceae); anti-inlammatory, stones, and fruits 18646/HNC cough, hiccup, hyperdipsia, burning sensation, hemorrhages, haemoptysis, hemorrhoids, wounds, ulcers, diarrhoea, dysentery, pharyngopathy, scorpion string, wounds, ulcers, anorexia, and dyspepsia [29].
"Screening and Scoring of Antimicrobial and Biological Activities of Italian Vulnerary Plants against Major Oral Pathogenic Bacteria".Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine., Volume, Article ID 316280, p: 10.