Remedy
Something that consistently helps treat or cure a disease. From the Latin "remedium" meaning that which heals again (and again). A remedy for a wound is also called a vulnerary.
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An agent that cures disease or alleviates its symptoms. [L. remedium, fr. re-, again, + medeor, cure]

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rem·e·dy 'rem-əd-ē n, pl -dies a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease
remedy vt, -died; -dy·ing

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rem·e·dy (remґə-de) [L. remedium] anything that cures, palliates, or prevents disease. remedial adj

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