Example sentences for: ailments

How can you use “ailments” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Momordica charantia is widely used in the Caribbean for various ailments [ 84 66 ] . Leaves rubbed in coconut oil ( Cocos nucifera ) are used for scabies and skin rashes in Eastern Nicaragua, the Caribbean and in the Philippines [ 100 101 110 ] . Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Momordica charantia inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli , Sacrina lutea , Staphylococcus aureus , Pseudomonas aeruginos , Bacillus subtilis , Proteus species and Staphylococcus albus . Preliminary work showed activity against Salmonella paratyphi and Shigella dysenterae [ 87 ] .

  • Native Americans chewed tobacco to treat intestinal symptoms, and in 1560, Jean Nicot de Villemain sent tobacco seeds to the French court, claiming tobacco had medicinal properties and describing it as a panacea for many ailments.

  • A story claims bacteria cause more ailments than scientists had previously realized, including stomach ulcers, hardening of the arteries, and some forms of arthritis.

  • Sarah Whitfield (who installed the show for its previous run at London's Tate Gallery), while not denying the compulsive nature of Marthe's bathing, has suggested that hydropathy was a popular treatment for such ailments as tubercular laryngitis, which Marthe suffered from and eventually, in 1942, died of.

  • But even better is the prospect that future studies may go on to show that writing may actually cure much of what ails us (except for writing-induced ailments like carpal tunnel syndrome or, if you're still using a pencil, writer's bump--that unsightly callus on your index finger caused by holding a writing implement).


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