Herbal Dictionary

Anodyne: Relieves pain.

Anthelmintic: An agent which expells worms.

Aperient: Gently laxatixe, without purging.

Aromatic: Stimulant, spicy.

Astringent: Causes contraction and arrests discharge.

Antibilious: Acts on the bile, relieving bilousness.

Antiemetic: Stops vomiting.

Antiepileptic: Relieves fits (of epilepsy).

Anthilitic: Prevents the formation of calculi in the urinary organs.

Antirhuematic: Relieves or cures rhuematism.

Antiscorbutic: Cures or prevents scurvy.

Antispasmodic: Relieves or prevents spasms.

Antisyphilitic: Having effect on or curing venereal diseases

Carminative: Expels wind from the bowels.

Cathartic: Evacuating to the bowels.

Cephalic: Used in diseases of the head.

Cholagogue: Increases the flow of bile.

Demulcent: Soothing, relieves inflammation.

Deobstructant: Removes obstructions.

Depuritive: Purifies the blood.

Detergent: Cleansing to boils, ulcers and wounds.

Diaphoretic: Produces perspiration.

Discutient: Dissolves and removes tumors.

Diuretic: Increases the secretion and flow of urine.

Emetic: Produces vomiting.

Emmenagogue: Promotes menstruation.

Emollient: Softening and soothing to inflamed parts.

Esculent: Eatable as food.

Exanthematous: Remedy for skin eruptions and diseases.

Expectorant: Facilitates expectoration.

Febrifuge: Abates and reduces fevers.

Hepatic: Remedy for diseases of the liver.

Herpatic: Remedy for skin eruptions, ringworm, etc.

Laxative: Promotes bowel action.

Lithontryptic: Dissolves calculi in the urinary organs.

Maturating: Ripens and brings boils, tumors and ulcers to a head.

Mucilaginous: Soothing to inflamed parts.

Nauseant: Produces vomiting.

Nervine: Acts specifically on the nervous system.

Opthalmicum: A remedy for disease of the eye.

Parturient: Induces and promotes labor at childbirth.

Pectoral: Remedy to relieve chest affections.

Refridgerant: Cooling.

Resolvent: Dissolves and removes tumors.

Rubifacient: Increases circulation, produces red skin.

Sedative: Tonic effect on nerves, also quieting.

Sialagogue: Increases the secretion of saliva.

Stomachic: Strengthens and gives tone to the stomach.

Styptic: Arrests hemorrhage and bleeding.

Sudorific: Produces profuse perspiration.

Tonic: Remedy which is invigorating and strengthening.

Vermifuge: Expels worms.