Herbal Properties


Adjuvant: a remedy that enhances the effect of another
Albuminuria: the presence of albumin in the urine
Amenorrhoea: absence of periods
Analgesic: relieves pain
Anodyne: eases pain
Anorexia: loss of appetite
Anthelmintic: removes parasitic worms
Antilithic: against stones, e.g. of the kidney or bladder
Antiseptic: prevents infection
Antispasmodic: prevents spasm, cramping
Aperient: promoting a natural bowel movement
Astringent: causes contraction of the tissues
Cardiac: having an effect on the heart
Carminative: eases griping pains, expels flatulence
Cathartic: causes evacuation of the bowels
Cholagogue: promotes bile flow
Choleretic: prevents excessive bile
Demulcent: soothing and protective
Depurative: purifying
Diaphoretic: causes perspiration
Diplopia: double vision
Diuretic: increases urine flow
Dysmenorrhoea: painful periods
Dysuria: painful urination
Emetic: causes vomiting
Emmenagogue: promotes menstrual flow
Emollient: soothing, softening; usually refers to skin remedies
Expectorant: loosens phlegm
Febrifuge: reduces fever
Galactagogue: induces milk flow
Haematuria: blood in the urine
Haemostatic: controls or stops bleeding
Hepatic: concerning the liver
Hypertensive: raises blood pressure
Hypocholesterolaemic: lowers blood cholesterol levels
Hypoglycaemic: lowers blood sugar levels
Hypotensive: lowers blood pressure
Hypnotic: producing sleep
Laxative: bowel stimulant
Mydriatic: causes pupil dilation
Nervine: nerve restorative, mildly tranquillising
Nutritive: nourishing
Orexigenic: stimulates the appetite
Parturient: a substance that facilitates childbirth
Polyuria: excessive urination
Pruritis: itching
Rubefacient: causing reddening of the skin
Sedative: reduces nervous excitement
Sternutatory: produces sneezing by irritating the mucous membranes
Stimulant: energy-producing
Stomachic: a substance which eases stomach pain
Styptic: a substance which stops bleeding, applied externally
Tonic: a substance which produces a feeling of well-being
Vermifuge: expels worms from the body
Vulnerary: wound healer

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