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vulnerary (adj) – Used in the healing or treating of wounds.

(noun) – A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The Latin adjective and noun vulner?rius first appears in the writings of the Roman polymath Pliny the Elder (23?79 a.d.), who perished in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 a.d. while trying to observe the eruption). As an adjective, vulner?rius means ?(bandage) for dressing wounds”; as a noun, it means ?surgeon.? Vulnerary entered English at the end of the 16th century.