We probably all know, or rather think that we know, that there is a wealth of healthy healing plants available to us.
But do we know what the medicinal properties of these plants are?
More than likely we don't have a clue.
So... what we have done here is, that we have tried to make this easier for us, the normal guy in the street, by firstly listing the common medicinal action and the plant or plants attributed to these traits.
We have gone one step further, by explaining in simple terms, what the medicinal action actually means.
Some words are self-explanatory and no further description is required.
BALSAMIC: "Means balsam-like in the sense of "restorative" or "curative.
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CARMINATIVE: "Is a herb or preparation that either prevents formation of gas in the gastro-intestinal tract or facilitates the expulsion of gas, combating flatulence".
CHOLAGOGUE:"Cholagogue is a medicinal agent that promotes the discharge of bile from the system".
CHOLERETIC: "An agent that stimulates the liver to increase output of bile"'
DECONGESTANT:" A decongestant is a type of pharmaceutical drug or substance that is used to relieve nasal congestion".
DEMULCENT: "An agent that forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane relieving pain and inflammation.
DEPURATIVE: "Used for, or capable of depurating, purifying, a purgative".
DETOXIFIER: "To get rid of poison or its effects".
DIAPHORETIC: "Is the state of sweating profusely, commonly associated with shock and other medical emergencies".
DISINFECTANT: "Disinfectants are subtances that are applied to non-living objects to destroy micro-organisms that are living on the objects".
DIURETIC: "A substance that causes more uring to be secreted".
EMMENAGOGUE: "Are herbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area, some stimulate menstruation".
EMETIC: "A substance or agent that induces vomiting".
EMOLIENT: "A substance that softens and soothes the skin".
ESTROGENIC: "Having the properties of, or similar to, estrogen".
EDEMA REDUCER: "Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues".
EXPECTORANT: "Is an agent which dissolves thick mucus and is usually used to help respiratory difficulties".
IMMUNE SYSTEM STIMULANT
LAXATIVE: "These are foods, compounds or drugs taken to loosen the stool, most often taken to treat constipation."
LYMPHATIC TONIC: "Promotes the health of the lymphatic system".
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