- of, relating to, or having the properties of a medicine; curative; remedial: medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
- unpalatable; disagreeable: a medicinal taste.
Origin of medicinal
Examples from the Web for medicinal
The chicken, to this day, is valued for its medicinal properties.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
Wikipedia has an entire entry on medicinal clays, though many are of the mud-bath variety.You Probably Shouldn’t Try to Lose 20 Pounds by Eating Clay
June 24, 2014
They have long since been touted as medicinal fungi, boasting the ability to strengthen the immune system and lower cholesterol.Mushrooms Are Magic for Women Trying to Lose Weight
May 22, 2014
Beginning in 2000, California funded 12-odd studies through the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, based at UC San Diego.Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?
April 22, 2014
When the first WEED aired, Dr. Gupta apologized, sincerely repentant for having poo-pooed the medicinal benefits of cannabis.Sanjay Gupta’s Pot Pilgrimage for Pain Relief
Valerie Vande Panne
March 11, 2014
Now as to the verisimilitude, the miraculousness, and the fact, of this medicinal oil.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
In dietetic and medicinal qualities, these fruits are also much alike.
It has its medicinal springs, which are beneficial in a variety of diseases.Down the Rhine
In this case the medicinal virtue seems to come with the change of the moon.Moon Lore
Medicinal Waters, are found in different parts of the State.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West
J. M. Peck
- relating to or having therapeutic properties
- a medicinal substance
Word Origin and History for medicinal
late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis "pertaining to medicine," from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally.
- Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.