[ US /ɪkˈspɛktɝənt/ ]
[ UK /ɛkspˈɛktəɹənt/ ]
  1. a medicine promoting expectoration
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How To Use expectorant In A Sentence

  • Other native American herbs that serve as expectorants include yerba santa (Eriodictyon californica), grindelia grandiflora, balm of Gilead (Populus balsamifera and P.candicans), polygala senega, sundew (Drosera rotundiflora), lobelia seed or leaf tincture (L. inflata), boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) and pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa). THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE
  • Dr.A. E. Ross speaks highly of its use as an expectorant, ranking it in this respect with senega; he found it especially useful in the bronchitis of children. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
  • Despite its broad use in the treatment of cough, multiple studies have found inconsistent results supporting the effectiveness of guaifenesin as an expectorant or cough suppressant.
  • Medically, basil has been used as a sedative, an expectorant, and a laxative but it is not used much in herbal preparations today.
  • Expectorants in cough mixtures can promote mucus removal for a chesty cough and help to ease breathing for exercise.
  • It displays diuretic, anodyne, styptic, digestive, antihelminthic, expectorant, antipyretic, and antiemetic properties.
  • It also has expectorant and mild laxative properties.
  • This plant, called "button-snakeroot" by some, is reported to be a stimulant, diuretic, and expectorant; also possessing powers as an anodyne; it is consequently given as a remedy in colic, the tincture or the decoction of the root being employed -- said to resemble senega snakeroot, and to excite a flow of saliva when chewed. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
  • Bronchitis' best herbs are pectorals that combine expectorant action to clear the sputum with demulcent properties to soothe the inflamed tissue, therefore, Aniseed, Angelica root, Comfrey root and Hyssop are recommended.
  • Obviously from the above, scabious is expectorant, alterative, vulnerary and astringent.
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