vermifuge


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vermifuge

[′vər·mə‚fyüj]
(pharmacology)
An agent that expels worms or intestinal animal parasites.
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It is also noted as a useful agent against septic sore throat, and as a vermifuge, to aide in the expulsion of parasites.
Jalap" is a herbal purgative derived from a vine in Mexico that would have been imported by colonizers to Africa primarily for use as a vermifuge to expel intestinal worms (Grieve 1971).
The amount of shell-boring polychaetes not dying as a result of the overall treatment with mebendazole, and the amount of shell-boring polychaetes in the control group were determined using a chemical vermifuge to expel the shell-boring polychaetes from their burrows (Lleonart et al.
caudatus were used in the treatment of jaundice, amoebiasis, and kidney diseases, (2, 3) but also as a blood purifier, diuretic, abortifacient, vermifuge as well as an astringent.
In Canary Islands folk medicine, flowers, leaves and fruit infusions of various Hypericum taxa, especially of the endemic Hypericum reflexum L, have been used as external wound ulcer treatment and also as sedative, diuretic, vermifuge, antihysteric and antidepressant agents.
The nut is emmenagogue, purgative, the young ones make very effective laxative, mature seeds are vermifuge, good for urinary disorder, and is reported to have aphrodisiac properties.
Despite its long years of use as a vermifuge and laxative; there is no information on its biological activity to support its anti-ulcer properties or any other effect on gastrointestinal system.
Cancer, hypertension, stomachache, vermifuge, asthma, diuretic.
In decoction, the plant is also employed as a vermifuge (www.
The Negritos of the Philippines apply the bruised leaves directly to eczema, psoriasis and rashes etc (3) Other traditional uses range from an anti-inflammatory agent of the urinary tract, venereal diseases vermifuge, diuretic, antirheumatic, antiulcer, analgesic, antiemetic, laxative, improvement of appetite, antileprotic, treatment of respiratory and eye problems, to treatment of asthma (1), (4-11).
The earthworms were collected on 5 plots 50 x 50 cm using 15% solution of mustard as vermifuge [15].