Its present use is that of an astringent, tonic, and alterative, and also that of an expectorant.
Dr. Bidie states that the action is diaphoretic and expectorant.
expectorant; in coughs, &c. Paste of gum Arabic is usually sold for it.
Thus Ammonia and volatile oils are expectorant and Diaphoretic.
Thus as it passes out by the bronchial mucous membrane it increases the amount of secretion and so acts as an expectorant.
A wineglassful every 1⁄2 hour or hour; as a diaphoretic and expectorant.
A most excellent medicine, at once soothing and expectorant.
The onion is diuretic, expectorant, rubefacient, and stimulant.
Both are pectoral and expectorant; and in large doses nauseant and emetic.
As a medicine it is reputed diaphoretic, expectorant, and stimulant.
expectorant ex·pec·to·rant (ĭk-spěk'tər-ənt)
Promoting or facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract. n.
An expectorant medicine.