antiscorbutic

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antiscorbutic

a remedy or agent that prevents or cures scurvy
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Each ship was provisioned for thirty months at sea and provided with antiscorbutics similar to those on the first voyage.
While it is customary to assume that lemons, oranges, and limes were the antiscorbutics that had maintained the health of Cook's sailors, none of these were generally available.
Other antiscorbutics provided by the Admiralty were of little value since prolonged boiling and long storage depleted their vitamins.
This essay is based on Cook's written accounts that document his addition to the sailors' diets of the local fresh greens, which provided the antiscorbutic vitamin, ascorbic acid.