medicinal

A substance that can cure or heal you is medicinal. Some people swear that chicken soup has medicinal qualities when you have a cold.

Herbalists grow medicinal plants, such as mint and witch hazel, that have healing properties for various ailments. Your mother may believe in the medicinal properties of a hot cup of tea, while other people swear by the medicinal quality of the salty sea air. The adjective medicinal comes from medicine and has a Latin root, medicina, "the healing art, a remedy, or medicine."

Definitions of medicinal
  1. adjective
    having the properties of medicine
    medicinal herbs”
    medicinal properties”
    synonyms: medicative
    healthful
    conducive to good health of body or mind
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