Herbal glossary

Herbal glossary

APHRODISIAC

Increases sexual desire and excitability.


BITTER or STOMACHIUS

Increases the appetite and the secretion of intestinal juices.


ANAFRODISIAC

Decreases sexual desire and excitability.


ANALEPTIC

It transiently stimulates bulbar circulatory and respiratory activity.


ANALGESIC

Relieves or eliminates, even temporarily, pain.


ANESTHETIC

It causes insensitivity to all sensory stimuli, including painful ones.


ANTACID

Reduces the acidity of gastric juices.


ANTIBIOTIC

It counteracts the growth of bacteria and causes their death.


ANTIDIAPHORETIC

Reduces excessive sweating


ANTIDIARROIC

Against diarrhea


ANTIECCHIMOTIC

Promotes the reabsorption of subcutaneous clots.


ANTI-WELMINT

Fights intestinal parasitic worms.


ANTIEMETIC

Against persistent vomiting symptoms.


ANTI-HEMORRAGIC

With a vascular action it avoids blood loss.


ANTIFLOGISTICO

Anti-inflammatory


PAINKILLER

Fights the pain.


ANTIPYRETIC

Fights fever.


ANTIPRURIGINOUS

Against itching.


ANTIRHEUMATIC

Against rheumatism.


ANTISCORBUTIC

Against scurvy.


ANTISEPTIC

It fights the external affections caused by pathogenic microorganisms.


ANTISPASMODIC

Against spasms.


ANTIURIC

Reduces the concentration of uric acid in the blood.


APPETIZER

Excite the appetite


FLAVORING

Enhances the olfactory properties of a food.


ASTRINGENT

Facilitates healing by decreasing secretion.


BALSAMIC

Against the affections of the respiratory system.


BECHICO

Against cough.


CALMING

It affects the nervous system.


CARDIOTONIC

Stimulates and improves heart function.


CARMINATIVE

It stimulates intestinal function by promoting the elimination of gas.


CATHARTIC

Violent purgative


CAUSTIC

Violent revulsive, which causes severe changes in the skin.


HEALING

Promotes tissue restoration after a tear.


CHOLERETIC

Increases bile secretion.


COSMETIC

It is used to preserve the beauty of the skin.


DECONGESTANT

It reduces the excessive amount of blood present in one part of the body.


DEODORANT

Against bad smell.


DEPRESSING

Slow down circulatory activity.


DEPURATIVE

Promotes blood exchange.


DETERGENT

Cleans wounds or skin.


DIAPHORETIC

Increases the secretion of sweat.


DIGESTIVE

Ease the digention.


DISINFECTANT

It destroys microorganisms and their spores.


DIURETIC

Increases urinary secretion.


EXCITING

It stimulates the activity of the functions of the organs.


HEMATOPOIETIC

Promotes the formation of red blood cells in the blood.


EMETIC

Causes vomiting.


EMMENAGOGUE

Promotes menstrual flow.


EMOLLIENT

It exerts a relaxing action on swollen or hardened tissues.


HEMOSTATIC

Stops blood flowing from wounds.


ENERGETIC

It increases the vital forces.


HEPATOPROTECTOR

It hinders the degeneration of blood function.


EXPECTORANT

Promotes the expulsion of phlegm from the trachea and bronchi.


EUDERMIC

Promotes skin function.


EUPEPTICUS

It stimulates the appetite and aids digestion.


FEBRIFUGE

Against the frebbre


GALATTOFUGO

Decreases or reduces milk secretion.


GALATTOFORO

Stimulates milk secretion.


MOISTURIZING

Brings water to dry skin.


HYPERTENSIVE

Blood pressure increases.


HYPOTENSIVE

Blood pressure decreases.


IRRITATING

It causes inflammation.


LAXATIVE

Endowed with mild purgative action.


SOOTHING

Relieves pain and burning.


MYORELAXANT

Promotes muscle relaxation.


MYOTIC

It causes the pupil to narrow.


NARCOTIC

It causes sleep.


NERVINO

It acts on the nervous system.


PECTOTORAL

Against diseases of the respiratory system.


PURGATIVE

Helps in the expulsion of feces.


REVULSIVE

Causes skin irritation.


REMINERALIZING

It brings mineral salts to the body.


REFRESHING

It serves to quench thirst or lower overheating of the body.


RESOLVING

It provokes in order to a morbid process.


RUBEFACENTE

It draws more blood to the skin.


SCIALAGOGUE

Increases salivary secretion.


SEDATIVE

Affects the nervous system, causes a state of calm.


SEDATIVE

Affects the nervous system, causes a state of calm.


SOPORIFIC

It causes sleep.


SPASMOLITHIC

Against muscle contraction.


SNEAKING

It causes sneezing.


STIMULATING

It increases the activity of the organs of the body.


STOMACHIC

Treats diseases of the mouth and oral cavity.


AMAZING

Dulls the sensations, causes narcosis astonishment.


SOUTH

Facilitates the emission of sweat.


TENIFUGO

Expels the tenin.


TONIC

It increases the functions of the various organs.


TOPICAL

It is applied locally on the skin.


VASE BUILDER

It causes contraction of the elements of the circulatory system.


VASODILATOR

It causes dilation of the elements of the circulatory system.


VERMIFUGE

It causes parasitic worms to escape.


VESICATORY

It irritates causing blisters.


VITAMIN

Provides vitamins to the body.


Herbal glossary: ​​VULNERARY

Healing, antiechymotic.


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