Origin of aperient
Examples from the Web for aperient
The roots of asparagus were formerly used as an aperient medicine, and the fruits were likewise employed as a diuretic.
She took three spoonfuls of an aperient decoction of forty-five grains in six ounces and a half, every other morning.
She was then put upon the use of aperient medicines and tonics, and on the first of August was discharged perfectly cured.
A good stomachic and aperient pill, but possessing none of the extraordinary virtues ascribed to it by its proprietors.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
A warm stomachic and diaphoretic; and, in large doses, aperient.