An agent that gradually restores healthy bodily functions.
|Alternative||Same as alterative.|
|Amenorrhea||Absence of menstruation.|
|Anther||The pollen-production portion of the stamen.|
|Anodyne||An agent that allays or kills pain.|
|Antiscorbutic||A remedy for scurvy.|
|Appressed||Lying flat or close against something.|
|Astringent||An agent producing contraction of tissue or arrest of discharge.|
|Aromatherapy||Using odors to heal.|
|Avatar||The embodiment of a deity.|
|Bradycardia||Abnormally slow heart rate.|
|Bronchus||One of the main branches of the trachea.|
|Calyx||The sepals, collectively.|
|Carminative||A medicine that promotes expulsion of intestinal gas.|
|Catarrh||Inflammation of a mucous membrane.|
|Cathartic||An agent producing watery evacuations; a purgative.|
|Corolla||The petals, collectively.|
A flat-topped, open inflorescense.
A flower cluster in which the central or terminal flower blooms first.
|Decoction||An infusion made in boiling water.|
|Demulcent||A mucilaginous substance allaying irritation.|
|Depressant||Having the effect of decreasing vital activity.|
|Depurant||A cleansing, purifying agent or drug.|
|Diaphoretic||An agent producing perspiration.|
|Dysmenorrhea||Pain during menstruation.|
|Emetic||Agent used to bring on vomiting.|
|Emmenagogue||Agent stimulating menstrual flow.|
|Emollient||Agent that softens tissues.|
|Epidermis||Outer layer of cells.|
|Essential oil||Natural oil as opposed to synthetic oil.|
|Expectorant||Agent that promotes the secretion of bronchial mucus|
The stalk of the anther portion of the stamen.
|Fomentation||The application of warm liquids to the body.|
|Glandular||Bearing glands (secreting agents).|
Hairs bearing a welling at the tip.
|Globose||Shaped like a globe or a sphere.|
|Gravel||Sandlike deposit in the urine.|
|Hallucinogen||Having the psychoactive effects of producing imaginary perceptions.|
|Inflorescence||A flower cluster.|
|Infusion||Liquid prepared by steeping or soaking a drug in water.|
|Involucre||A whorl of leaves beneath a flower or inflorescence.|
Lance-shaped, several times longer than wide; broadest toward the base.
|Leucorrhea||Inflammation of the vaginal or uterine mucosa, usually characterized by a whitish or yellowish vagional discharge.|
A group of loose corky cells formed beneath the epidermis of woody plants, rupturing the epidermis and admitting gases to and from the inner tissues.
|Mucous membrane||The thin lining of those cavities and canals communicating with the air.|
|Mucus||The viscid secretion of mucous membrane.|
Opposite of lanceolate---broadest toward the tip.
Two to four times longer than wide; the sides are parallel.
Inversely egg-shaped; attached at the narrow end.
A compound raceme type of inflorescence.
|Pectoral||A remedy for chest diseases.|
The corolla or inner floral envelope; variously colored.
|Petiole||The stalk of a leaf.|
|Phlegm||A watery humor; mucus from the bronchi.|
|Pinna||One of the first divisions of a pinnately compound leaf.|
Compound leaf with leaflets on two opposite sides of an elongated axis.
One of the second divisions of a bi-pinnately compound leaf.
The female organ of a flower.
|Pollen||The male spores.|
|Poultice||A soft mass, usually moist and heated, spread on a porous cloth and applied to an inflamed area|
Having an effect on the mind.
|Puberulent||With very short hairs.|
Covered with hairs.
An inflorescence with stalked flowers borne on a main axis.
|Rachis||The central axis of an inflorescence or compound leaf.|
|Rubefacient||An agent that reddens the skin.|
|Scrofula||A condition with tumors.|
A deficiency disease due to low dietary intake of vitamin C; initial symptoms include loosening of teeth and damage to the glands.
|Sepal||One of the parts of the outer floral envelope. Usually green.|
|Sepals||Parts of the calyx, usually green; the outer floral envelope.|
With sharp teeth directed forward.
|Sessile||Without a stalk.|
An inflorescence with the flowers on a straight axis.
A pollen-bearing organ of a flower made up of anther and filament.
|Stimulant||Having the effect of increasing vital activity.|
|Stipule||A modified leaf at the base of a bud.|
A medicine that causes contraction of the blood vessels and stops bleeding.
|Subglobose||Almost shaped like a globe.|
|Ternate||Arranged in threes.|
|Tonic||An agent that produces normal tone or tension.|
Around or flat-topped inflorescence; the youngest flower is in the center.
|Vulnerary||An agent useful in healing wounds.|
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