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."
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.