Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, late 16th century
A medicine used in the healing of wounds.
Examples of Vulnerary in a sentence
"Heidi was more interested in plant-based vulneraries than traditional medications."
"Steven created his own vulnerary for rashes."
Popularity Over Time
This word comes from the Latin “vulnerarius,” originally from “vulnus,” meaning “wound.”
Did you Know?
Nature-based vulneraries have been used for ages. Native Americans used the herb echinacea as a vulnerary for burns, snakebites, and other wounds. The flower heads and florets of marigold are often used as an antimicrobial and emollient. The ever-popular aloe is well-known for its healing properties for the skin, especially burns.