Glossary of Herbal Terms
ANALGESIC; pain relieving.
ANODYNE: pain relieving.
ANTIBIOTIC; combats infection.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY; reduces swelling, sheet and pain due to irritation, infection or injury.
ANTIPYRETIC; controls infection and helps pervent tissue degeneration.
ANTISPASMODIC; relieves cramp.
APHRODISIAE: An agent that stimulates sexual desire.
AROMATIC; to open nasal passages, improve palatability of medicines or give a psychological boost.
CARMINATIVE; expels gas trapped in intestines, improves digestion.
DEMULCENT; soothing agent that protects mucous membranes and relieves irritation.
DETOXANT; eliminates poisons.
DIAPHORETIC; causes increase in perspiration and release of waste via the skin.
DIURETIC; increases urine and excretion.
EMMENAGOGUE; promotes and regularizes menstrual flow.
EMOLLIENT; An agent that will soften, soothe and protect the part when applied locally.
EXPECTORANT; removes excess mucous from bronchial tubes.
HAEMOSTATIC; arrests bleeding/haemorrhage.
MUCILAGE; thick aqueous solution used as a lubricant.
NERVINE; reduces nervous disorders.
PECTORAL; An agent that relieves chest conditions or respiratory disorders.
PURGATIVE; An agent that will cause watery evacuation of the intestinal contents.
REFRIGERANT; An agent that produces coolness or reduces fever.
STIMULANT; increases one or more of the metabolic processes, such as blood circulation, or perspiration.
STOMACHIC;An agent that stimulates the appetite and gastric secretion.
TONIC; An agent that invigorates and strengthens all systems and organs.
Author & Research, Sif Redeagle
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