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Vulnerary

[VUHL-nə-rehr-ee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

1.

A medicine used in the healing of wounds.

Examples of Vulnerary in a sentence

"Heidi was more interested in plant-based vulneraries than traditional medications."

"Steven created his own vulnerary for rashes."

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About Vulnerary

This word comes from the Latin “vulnerarius,” originally from “vulnus,” meaning “wound.”

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Nature-based vulneraries have been used for ages. Native Americans used the herb echinacea as a vulnerary for burns, snakebites, and other wounds. The flower heads and florets of marigold are often used as an antimicrobial and emollient. The ever-popular aloe is well-known for its healing properties for the skin, especially burns.

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