of, relating to, or having the properties of a medicine; curative; remedial: medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
unpalatable; disagreeable: a medicinal taste.
- me·dic·i·nal·ly, adverb
- non·me·dic·i·nal, adjective
- non·me·dic·i·nal·ly, adverb
- sem·i·me·dic·i·nal, adjective
- un·me·dic·i·nal, adjective
- un·me·dic·i·nal·ly, adverb
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How to use medicinal in a sentence
Regardless of your personal opinion on it, there are studies that prove this controversial plant has a handful of medicinal benefits.Four plants that are scientifically proven to be therapeutic | Sandra Gutierrez G. | January 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
All that variability, both in the plants and the products that are derived from them, makes CBD more challenging to test for medicinal purposes.Can CBD help you chill? Here’s what we know so far. | Purbita Saha | January 4, 2021 | Popular-Science
Being able to see each other on screen and have a good time, that’s been really medicinal for me.The Lost Year: Exercise in quarantine, keeping a business alive, and the unusual intimacy of Zoom | Emily VanDerWerff | December 31, 2020 | Vox
Among them are Northern Michigan and Minot State universities, which offer undergraduate degrees in medicinal plant chemistry.Medical cannabis master’s program at University of Maryland sees growth since launch | Tracy Mitchell Griggs | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
It has neither the addictive properties nor the lack of medicinal value that such categorization demands.Congress should legalize cannabis now—for the economy and for social justice | matthewheimer | December 3, 2020 | Fortune
The chicken, to this day, is valued for its medicinal properties.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cruikshank often speaks about the potential of yoga to be therapeutic — even medicinal.
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 | Kent Sepkowitz | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Liza Gates | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Beginning in 2000, California funded 12-odd studies through the Center for medicinal Cannabis Research, based at UC San Diego.
Poets and dramatists sung its praises, while others wrote of its wonderful medicinal qualities.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Spenser in his Fairy Queen makes one of the characters include it with other herbs celebrated for medicinal qualities.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
medicinal doses of the bromides produce in healthy persons a general diminution of nervous energy.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
There are more than twenty species of rosin-weed or silphium, all probably similar in their medicinal virtues.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
Three species are usually mentioned as being used for medicinal purpose.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
British Dictionary definitions for medicinal
relating to or having therapeutic properties
a medicinal substance
- medicinally, adverb
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