favorable to or promoting health; healthful.
promoting or conducive to some beneficial purpose; wholesome.

1480–90; < Latin salūt(āris) (salūt- (stem of salūs) health + -āris -ar1) + -ary

salutarily [sal-yuh-ter-uh-lee, sal-yuh-tair-] , adverb
salutariness, noun
nonsalutarily, adverb
nonsalutarilyness, noun
nonsalutariness, noun
nonsalutary, adjective
unsalutary, adjective

salubrious, salutary (see synonym study at the current entry).

1. salubrious. See healthy. Unabridged
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salutary (ˈsæljʊtərɪ, -trɪ)
1.  promoting or intended to promote an improvement or beneficial effect: a salutary warning
2.  promoting or intended to promote health
[C15: from Latin salūtāris wholesome, from salūs safety]

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Word Origin & History

1490, from M.Fr. salutaire "beneficial," from L. salutaris "healthful," from salus (gen. salutis) "good health" (see salute).
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Medical Dictionary

salutary sal·u·tar·y (sāl'yə-těr'ē)
Favorable to health; wholesome.

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Example sentences
It would be a salutary event indeed were an influential organization to weigh
  in against pseudo-science in climatology.
It has come to something when people are discussing different kinds of default,
  as though some might be a salutary experience.
We're not suggesting that this recipe has salutary effects, but it is delicious.
The current financial shocks could be salutary if they provoke serious review
  of what really matters on each campus.
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