cholagogue


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cholagogue

[′kō·lə‚gäg]
(pharmacology)
Any agent that causes an increased flow of bile into the intestine.
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Infusions and essential oils of the flower heads have been used traditionally as cholagogue, carminative and diuretic (Franke and Schilcher 2005) also for various medicinal purposes like treatmerit of indigestion and inflammation (Ganzera et al.
Although burdock and chicory have similar mechanisms, Taraxicum is also known to be a diuretic and a cholagogue, promoting bile release from the liver.
2) It is variously described as an antibacterial and antiviral agent, an anticholesterolemic, a cholagogue, a diuretic, a febrifuge, a hepatic, and a vasodilator.
Chase's Family Medicines, with such products as cholagogue, a medicinal agent that promoted the discharge of bile from the system.
Garlic is not only antibacterial, but antiviral, antiseptic, antiparasitic, immune-stimulating, antispasmodic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), diaphoretic (promotes sweating), antiprotozoan, antifungal and cholagogue (stimulates the flow of bile.
a cholagogue, an emmenagogue, and an antiseptic: Inula crithmoides L.
No 50); para las fiebres se promocionaba la quina Laroche, Cholagogue, Quiniun Labarraque, sulfato de quinina; como reconstituyentes aceite de higado de bacalao, jarabe digitel de Labelouge, vino con extracto de higado de bacalao de A.
If this is the case, you may need a cholagogue, something that either helps empty your gallbladder of bile or helps your liver produce more of it if necessary.
Aloes, arecoline, and calomel are examples of laxatives, drastic purgatives, and cholagogue purgatives.
It has been noted that choline being itself a cholagogue makes silymarin more water soluble.