In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Medically, basil has been used as a sedative, an expectorant, and a laxative but it is not used much in herbal preparations today.
- Some combine a full range of cold fighters: nasal decongestants, cough suppressants, and expectorants that loosen mucus.
- In herbal medicine, mustard is regarded as an expectorant and secretion-loosener, and has a long history of use as a remedy for chest complaints.
- 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.
- She suggested I get an expectorant rather than a cough suppressant, which is what I'd been taking.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.