In veterinary practice the powdered seed is used as a carminative, pectoral, and corroborant.
Stomachic, carminative, and slightly tonic; one to two ounces.
Ginger lozenges are carminative and stomachic, and are useful in flatulency, loss of appetite, &c.
carminative—the warmth, the glow, the interior ripeness were all in the word.
Dalby's carminative was merely misbranded, but that was bad enough.
"carminative," Denis repeated, and they were silent for a time.
The seeds are carminative, and the roots and leaves have reputed medicinal properties.
The oil is sometimes used in toothache and as a carminative in medicine.
Like all volatile oils the drug is a stomachic and carminative.
The leaves have an odor like that of anise, and the native India doctors employ them as a stomachic and carminative.
early 15c., from Latin carminat- (past participle stem of carminare "to card," from carmen, genitive carminis, "a card for wool or flax," which is related to carrere "to card;" see card (v.2)) + -ive. As a noun from 1670s.
A medical term from the old theory of humours. The object of carminatives is to expel wind, but the theory was that they dilute and relax the gross humours from whence the wind arises, combing them out like knots in wool. [Hensleigh Wedgwood, "A Dictionary of English Etymology," 1859-65]
carminative car·min·a·tive (kär-mĭn'ə-tĭv, kär'mə-nā'-)
Inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines. n.
A drug or agent that induces the expulsion of gas from the stomach or intestines.