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Herbalist glossary


APHRODISIAC


Increases sexual desire and excitability.

BITTER or STOMACHIC


It increases the appetite and the secretion of intestinal juices.

Anaphrodisiac


Decreases sexual desire and excitability.

ANALEPTIC


Transiently stimulates bulbar circulatory and respiratory activity.

ANALGESIC


Relieve or eliminate pain, even temporarily.

ANESTHETIC


Causes insensitivity to all sensory stimuli, including painful ones.

ANTACID


Reduces acidity of gastric juices.

ANTIBIOTIC


Counteracts the growth of bacteria and causes their death.

Antiperspirant


Reduces excessive sweating

Antidiarrheal


Against diarrhea

ANTIECCHIMOTICO


Promotes the reabsorption of subcutaneous clots.

Anthelmintic


Fights intestinal parasitic worms.

Antiemetic


Against the symptoms of persistent vomiting.

Antihemorrhagic


Avoid blood loss with a vascular action.

Antiphlogistic


Anti-inflammatory

PAINKILLER


Fights pain.

ANTIPYRETIC


Fights the fever.

Antipruritic


Against itching.

ANTIRHEUMATIC


Against rheumatism.

Antiscorbutic


Against scurvy.

ANTISEPTIC


Combats external affections caused by pathogenic microorganisms.

ANTISPASMODIC


Against spasms.

ANTIURICO


Reduces the concentration of uric acid in the blood.

APPETIZER


Excites the appetite

FLAVORING


Enhances the olfactory properties of a food.

ASTRINGENT


Facilitates healing, decreasing secretion.

BALSAMIC


Against diseases of the respiratory system.

BECHICO


Against cough.

CALMING


It affects the nervous system.

Cardiotonico


It stimulates and improves heart function.

CARMINATIVE


It stimulates the intestinal function favoring the elimination of gas.

CATHARTIC


Violent purgative

CAUSTIC


Violent revulsion, which causes severe skin changes.

HEALING


Promotes tissue restoration after a tear.

Choleretic


Increases bile secretion.

COSMETIC


It serves to preserve the beauty of the skin.

DECONGESTANT


Reduces the excessive amount of blood present in one part of the body.

DEODORANT


Against the bad smell.

DEPRESSING


Circulatory activity slows down.

DEPURATIVE


Promotes blood exchange.

DETERGENT


Cleans wounds or skin.

Diaphoretic


Increases sweat secretion.

DIGESTIVE


Facilitates digestion.

DISINFECTANT


It destroys microorganisms and their spores.

DIURETIC


Increases urinary secretion.

EXCITING


It stimulates the activity of organ functions.

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 from wounds.

ENERGY


Enhances vital forces.

Hepatoprotective


It hinders the degeneration of blood function.

EXPECTORANT


Promotes the expulsion of catarrh from the trachea and bronchi.

Eudermic


Promotes the functionality of the skin.

Eupeptic


It stimulates the appetite and helps digestion.

FEBRIFUGE


Against the frebbre

GALATTOFUGO


Decreases or reduces milk secretion.

Galactophore


Stimulates milk secretion.

MOISTURIZING


Brings water to dry skin.

Hypertensive


Increases blood pressure.

Hypotensive


Decreases blood pressure.

IRRITATING


Causes inflammation.

LAXATIVE


Equipped with mild purgative action.

SOOTHING


Reduces pain and burning.

Muscle relaxant


Promotes muscle relaxation.

Miotic


It causes the pupil to narrow.

NARCOTIC


It causes sleep.

Nervine


Acts on the nervous system.

PETTOTORALE


Against diseases of the respiratory system.

PURGATIVE


Helps expel stool.

Revulsive


Causes skin irritation.

Mineralizing


It brings minerals to the body.

REFRESHING


It is used to reduce thirst or reduce body overheating.

Resolvent


It causes a morbid process.

Rubefacient


It draws more blood on the skin.

SCIALAGOGO


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.

Spasmolytic


Against muscle contraction.

STARNUTATORIO


It causes sneezing.

DOPE


Increases the activity of body organs.

Stomachic


It treats diseases of the mouth and oral cavity.

AMAZING


It softens feelings, causes narcosis stupor.

Perspiratory


It facilitates the emission of sweat.

TENIFUGO


Expels the tenina.

TONIC


Increases the functions of the various organs.

TOPICAL


It is applied locally to the skin.

Vasoconstrictor


Causes contraction of the elements of the circulatory system.

Vasodilator


It causes the dilation of the elements of the circulatory system.

WORMERS


Causes parasitic worms to escape.

VESCICATORIO


Irritates causing blisters.

VITAMIN


It brings vitamins to the body.

Herbalist glossary: ​​VULNERARIO


Healing, anti-biotic