(of a drug, plant, etc.) of use in the healing of wounds.‘The main use of comfrey through the centuries has been as a vulnerary remedy.’
healing, therapeutic, medicinal, remedial, curing, corrective
- ‘Obviously from the above, scabious is expectorant, alterative, vulnerary and astringent.’
nounplural noun vulnerariesarchaic
A medicine used in the healing of wounds.‘Topically it is applied as an oil or salve as a vulnerary for the treatment of wounds and injuries.’
- ‘These homeopathic agents, known as vulneraries, can promote the healing of wounds, injuries, bites, traumas, and related conditions.’
Late 16th century from Latin vulnerarius, from vulnus ‘wound’.
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