panacea definition

  • noun:
    • an answer for all diseases, evils, or problems; a cure-all.
    • an answer thought to cure all disease and prolong life which was initially sought by alchemists; a cure-all.
    • something which will solve all dilemmas.
    • A particular plant believed to supply a cure-all.
    • a fix for many diseases; a universal medication; a cure-all; catholicon; therefore, a relief or solace for ailment.
    • The herb allheal.
    • a fix for many conditions or evils; a universal, cure or medicine; a catholicon.
    • An herb or root believed to possess extraordinary healing properties, most likely ginseng.
    • hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; when tried because of the alchemists
    • (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; child of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

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