Sanative is an adjective that means conducive to good health and well-being.
Sanative came to us from Late Middle English, but has its origin in Latin. The word Sanare (sah NAR ay) means ‘to cure.’ Our word of the day is often used to refer to diets or exercise that may have healing or healthy qualities.
Since catching a cold, I’ve been eating lots of chicken soup. According to urban lore, it has sanative powers.