Glossary of Naturopathic, Herbal and Medical terms

11b-hsd-inhibitorbeing considered as a possible treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
5-alpha-reductase-inhibitorhas antiandrogenic activity, useful in treating prostate cancer, male pattern baldness and hormone replacement therapy (male to female) for transgender women.
5-ht-inhibitora serotonin inhibitor which is possibly useful in treating bipolar disorder and regulating emotional excesses.
5-lipoxygenase-inhibitorslows down or stops the action of the lipoxygenase enzyme which is influences oxidation.
abortifacienta substance that induces abortion making this an ABSOLUTE FORBIDDEN herb during pregnancy.
acaricidea pesticide which kills ticks and mites.
acarifugea repellent which discourages ticks and mites.
ace-inhibitoruseful for treating hypertension (elevated blood pressure) and congestive heart failure (CHF).
ache-inhibitorAcetylcholinesterase inhibitor which promoties neural (nervous system) vigour- useful in the treatment of diverse conditions such as apathy, Alzheimer, Dementia and Parkinsons, Schizophrenia.
acidulanthelps regulate pH - generally by reducing alkalinity or increasing acidity.
additivesomething which is added - typically a chemical and typically unregulated, uncontrolled and unsupervised.
adenylate-cyclase-inhibitorreduces cellular over-responsivdness to hormonal stimulation.
allopathicallopathy is the type of medicine most familiar to westerners today. Allopathy is a scientific or biologically based approach to healing which does not acknowledge the healing influence of a persons belief, mind or spirit. Allopathy focusses on treating the condition whilst ignoring the person.
alterativerestores normal health
amenorrhoeathe absence of a menstrual period in a woman of childbearing age
amygdalinknown as the anti-cancer vitamin B17 or laetrile
analgesicused to relieve pain
anestheticinduces the absence of sensation in part of the body
anodynerelieves distress or pain
anthelminticexpels parasitic worms (helminths) from the body, by either stunning or killing them
antiacneprevents acne
antiadenoviralneutralizes antibodies against adenovirus
antiaggregantdecreases platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation
antiaginginhibits the aging process
antialcoholica substance that opposes excessive drinking
antiallergicpreventing or relieving allergies
antialzheimeranhelps to prevent Alzeimers
antianaphylacticprevents anaphylaxis - a severe allergic reaction which could be fatal
antiandrogenicprevents expression of biological effects of androgenic hormones on responsive tissues
antianemicprevents Anemia which is a disorder in which red blood cells are reduced in number or are deficient in hemoglobin
antianginalprevents Angina - chest pain due obstruction or spasm of the coronary arteries.
antiangiogenicinhibits the growth of blood vessels
antianorexicworks against Anorexia and Bulemia
antianxietyanxiety preventative
antiarrhythmicused to suppress abnormal rhythms of the heart (cardiac arrhythmias); such as atrial fibrillation
antiarthriticalleviates Arthritis
antiasthmaticprevents Asthma
antiatherogenica genetic mutation that protects against atherogenesis, the formation of atheromas (plaques) in arteries
antiatheroscleroticcounters the effects of atherosclerosis
antibackacheprevents backache
antibacterialinhibits bacterial growth or kills bacteria
antiberiberiprevents beriberi
antibioticdestroys or inhibits the growth of other microorganisms and are used to prevent and treat infection
anticancerinhibits , prevents or reverses the development of cancer cells
anticarcinogenicreduces the occurrence of cancers, reduces the severity of cancers that do occur, or acts against cancers that do occur
anticardiospasmicprevents heart spasm
anticariogenicfoods that tend to prevent the formation of caries or cavities in teeth
anticarpal-tunnelprevents carpal tunnel syndrome
anticataractprevents the formation of cataracts
anticatarrhalsupresses cattarrh - inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.
antichilblainprevents chilblains
anticoagulantprevents or inhibits coagulation (clotting) of blood
anticoeliacprevents coeliac disease
anticoldprevents colds
anticoliticprevents colds
anticonvulsantprevents convulsions
anticoronaryprevents heart disease
anticystiticprevents cystitis
antidandruffprevents dandruff
antidementiaprevents dementia
antidepressanthelps induce feelings of wellbeing and contentment
antidermatiticprevents dermatitis
antidiabeticused to treat diabetes mellitus by lowering glucose levels in the blood
antidiarrhealprovides symptomatic relief for diarrhoea
antidiarrheicprevents diarrhea by slowing the movement of feces along the colon
antidiarrhoeicacts to slow the movement of feces along the colon
antidotalacts in a way to counteract poisoning
antidotean antidote is a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning
antidysentericprevents dysentery
antidyspepticprevents dyspepsia
antieczemicprevents eczemia
antiedemicprevents edema
antielastaseinhibites the action of the enzyme elastase
antiemetichelps prevent vomiting
antiencephaliticprevents inflammation of the brain transmitted from infected animals to humans through the bite of an infected tick, mosquito, or other blood-sucking insect
antiendometrioticprevents endometriosis
antiepilepticprevents epileptic fits
antiestrogenicprevents production of estrogin
antifatigueprevents fatigue, helps to maintain vitality
antifertilityprevents fertility
antifibromyalgicprevents fibromyalgia
antifluprevents flu
antifungalused to treat fungal infections (such as athletes foot, ringworm, candidiasis or thrush)
antigallstoneprevents or inhibits the formation of gallstones
antigingiviticprevents or inhibits the formation of gingivitis
antiglaucomicprevents or inhibits the formation of glaucoma
antihaemorrhagichelps stop bleeding
antihangoverprevents or inhibits the development of hangover
antiheartburnprevents heatburn
antihemorrhagicstops or inhibits bleeding
antihepatiticprevents or inhibits the development of hepatitis
antihepatotoxicprevents liver damage
antiherpeticprevents or inhibits the development of herpes
antihiccupprevents hiccups
antihistaminecounteracts the physiological effects of histamine production in allergic reactions and colds
antihistaminiccounteracts the physiological effects of histamine production in allergic reactions and colds
antihivprevents or inhibits the development of of hiv
antihyperactivityprevents or inhibits the development of hyperactivity
antihyperlipidemicreduces lipid levels in the blood
antihypertensivecounteracts high blood pressure
antihyperthyroidprevents or inhibits the development of Hyperthyroidism
antihypoglycemicprevents or inhibits the development of hypoglycemia
antiimpotenceprevents or inhibits the development of impotence
antiinfectiveprevents or inhibits the development of infection
antiinfertilityprevents or inhibits the development of infertility
antiinflammatoryreduces inflammation, a major source of discomfort in many internal and external conditions
antiinsomniacprevents insomnia, promotes restful sleep
antiischemiccontrols myocardial ischemia in patients with stable coronary artery disease
antileukemicinhibits , prevents or reverses the development of leukemia (cancer of the blood or bone marrow)
antilupusprevents Lupus
antilymeprevents Lyme disease
antilymphocyticanti-lymphocyte globulin (ALG) is an infusion of animal- antibodies against human T cells which is used in the treatment of acute rejection in organ transplantation
antimaculiticpreventsor inhibits mucus buildup
antimalarialprevents, inhibits or cures malaria
antimelanogenicprevents or inhibits the development of melanoma cells
antimenopausalprevents or inhibits the development of adverse menopausal symptoms
antimetastaticprevents Metastasis, or metastatic disease, which is the spread of a cancer from one organ to another
antimicrobialkills microorganisms or sinhibits their multiplication or growth
antimigraineprevents or inhibits the development of migrains
antimutagenicreduces the occurence or rate of mutations
antinephriticpevents or inhibits the development of nephritis
antineuralgicprevents or inhibits the development of neuralgia
antineuramidasean antibody to the influenza virus neuraminidase
antineuropathicprevents or inhibits the development of neuropathic pain
antinociceptivereduces sensitivity to painful stimuli
antiobesityprevents or inhibits the development of obesity
antiophidicthe first antivenom for snake bites
antiophthalmicprevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes
antiorchiticprevents or inhibits the development of rickets
antiosteoarthriticprevents or inhibits the development of osteoarthritis
antioxidantinhibits the oxidation of other chemicals or molecules in the body which prevents or retards oxidative damage
antipancreatiticprevents or inhibits the development of pancreatic disease
antipapillomicprevents or inhibits the growth of papilloma virus
antiparkinsonianprevents or inhibits the development of parkinsons disease
antipellagricprevents or inhibits the development of pellagara
antipepticprevents or inhibits the development of peptic ulcers
antiperiodontalprevents or inhibits the development of periodontal disease
antiperistalticdiminishes peristalsis - the muscle contractions that occur in the digestive tract
antipermeabilitymay reduce tumor vessel permeability
antiperspirantsignificantly reduces sweating or perspiration
antipharyngiticprevents viral pharyngitis
antiplaqueprevents or inhibits the development of plaque
antiplasmodialprevents the growth/pathogenicity of the plasmodium
antipneumonicprevents or inhibits the development of pneumonia
antipoliomyeliticprevents or inhibits the development of poliomyelitis
antipruriticinhibits itching from sunburn, allergies, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites and stings and plant stings
antipsoriacprevents or inhibits the development of psoriasis
antipyreticreducesor inhibits the development of fever
antiradicularprevents or inhibits the development of radicular pain
antiraynaudsprevents or inhibits the development of raynauds disease
antirheumatichelpful in a wide range of arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid arthritis
antirhiniticprevents or inhibits the development of neuritis
antiscorbuticprevents or inhibits the development of scurvy
antiseborrheicprevents or inhibits the development of seborrheic dermatitis
antiseptican antimicrobial substance which is applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection or sepsis
antiserotoninprevents or inhibits Serotonin production
antishinglesprevents or inhibits the development of shingles
antispasmodicsuppresses muscle spasms which are a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles
antispasmophilicprevents or inhibits the development of muscle spasms
antistaphylococcicreduces Staphylococcus aureus
antistressprevets stress
antistrokeprevents strokes
antisunburnprevents sunburn
antithrombicprevents or inhibits the development of thrombosis
antithyroidprevents or inhibits the development of thyroidism
antitinniticprevents or inhibits the development of tinnitis
antitriglyceridelowers triglycerides
antituberculartreats tuberculosis
antitumorcounteracts or prevents the formation of malignant tumors
antitussivealleviates or suppresses coughing
antiulcertreats ulcers
antiulcerativeprevents or inhibits the development of ulcers in the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine or promotes their healing,
antiulcerogenicinhibits , prevents or reverses the development of ulceration in the gastrointestinal tract
antivenomousthe ability to draw out poisons such snake, insect, spider bites
antivertigotreats vertigo
antiviralhelps prevent the growth of viruses.
anxiolyticinhibits anxiety
aperienthelps increase the movement of feces along the colon
aphrodisiacstimulates the libido and hence sexual desire
aromaticsomething which gives off a fragrant smell
ascorbic-acidbetter known as vitamin C
astringentcauses body tissues to shrink or constrict
atherogenicprevents or inhibits the development of atherosclerosis
aucubinan anti-microbial agent
bacteriostaticprevents or inhibits the development of the growth of bacteria
beta-adrenergicreverse beta blockers
beta-blockerbeta blockers target the Beta receptors are found on cells of the heart muscles, smooth muscles, airways, arteries, kidneys, and other tissues that are part of the sympathetic nervous system and lead to stress responses
beta-caroteneconverted in the body to vitamin A
beta-glucuronidase-inhibitoran orally bioavailable compound that acts as a potent, uncompetitive and reversible inhibitor of bacterial beta-glucuronidase activity
bitter tonica bitter tonic stimulates the appetite and improves digestion
bradycardiacis the resting heart rate of under 60 beats per minute bpm
calcium-antagonistis a chemical that disrupts the movement of calcium (Ca2+) through calcium channels
calmodulin-antagonistinhibits myosin light chain kinase
camp-phosphodiesterase-inhibitora drug that blocks one or more of the five subtypes of the enzyme phosphodiesterase (PDE); preventing inactivation of the intracellular second messengers cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) by the respective PDE subtype(s)
cancer-preventiveprevents cancer
candidicidefungicide (Fungus & Candida)
capillary dilatorinduces an improvement in blood flow to the skin
carcinogeniccancer producing substances
cardioprotectiveprotects the heart
cardiotonicincreases the strength of the muscle contractions that pump blood through the heart
cardiotoxictoxic to the heart
carmitivea carmitive (carminitive) helps to relieve the buildup of gas in the intestines
caroteneconverted in the body to vitamin A
catabolicset of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units and releases energy
catharticaccelerates defecation
chelatora chemical compound in the form of a heterocyclic ring, containing a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
chemopreventivethe use of a drug or compound to interfere with a disease process, for example, cancer chemopreventive agents
cholagoguestimulates the flow of bile from the liver
cholereticincreases the volume of secretion of bile from the liver as well as the amount of solids secreted
cholinea water-soluble essential nutrient usually grouped within the B-complex vitamins
cirrhosiscirrhosis is scarring of the liver and poor liver function, it is often a symptom of the final phase of chronic liver disease
clastogenica material that can cause breaks in chromosomes, leading to sections of the chromosome being deleted, added, or rearranged
coagulantpromotes the formation process by which blood forms clots
cold-preventiveprevents colds
colitisswelling (inflammation) of the large intestine (colon) which may cause abdominal pain and bloating that is constant or comes and goes, bloody stools, chills, a constant urge to have a bowel movement, dehydration, diarrhea or fever
collagenica group of naturally occurring proteins found in animals, especially in the flesh and connective tissues of vertebratesIt is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals
collyriuman antique term for a lotion or liquid wash used as a cleanser for the eyes, particularly in diseases of the eye
coloranta dye, pigment, ink, or paint, that colors or modifies the hue of something else
comedolytica prescribed medication for acne
comt-inhibitora drug that inhibits the action of catechol-O-methyl transferase This enzyme is involved in degrading neurotransmitters
contraceptivebirth control
contraindicationa reason or condition that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular herbal remedy or employ a particular procedure or treatment
cosmeticenhances the appearance or odor of the human body
cryptoxanthinclosely related to beta-carotene
cyanidinhas antioxidant and radical-scavenging actions
cyclooxygenase-inhibitorenzymes that take part in a complex biosynthetic cascade that results in the conversion of polyunsaturated fatty acids to prostaglandins
cytoprotectivea process by which chemical compounds provide protection to cells against harmful agents
cytotoxicthe quality of being toxic to cells Examples of toxic agents are a chemical substance, an immune cell or some types of venom
decoctionsomething which has been prepared by boiling
deiodinase-inhibitora thyroid hormone which can decrease cutaneous cell proliferation in vitro
demulcentforms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane
deobstruentcan remove obstructions; having power to clear or open the natural ducts of the fluids and secretions of the body;
deodorantis a substance applied to the body to affect body odor caused by bacterial growth and the smell associated with bacterial breakdown of perspiration
depurativehas a purifying and detoxifying action
dermatitigenicgenetic dermatitis
detoxicantpromotes and assists detoxification
diaphoreticincreases perspiration
digestivea digestive aids digestion - the absorbtion and assimilation of food by the body
dioecioushaving the male and female organs in separate and distinct individuals
disinfectanta substance that is applied to non-living objects to destroy microorganisms that are living on the objects
diuretichelp the body to get rid of sodium and water through increased urination
dna-protectiveprotects the dna
dyecolored substance that has an affinity to the substrate to which it is being applied
dysmenorrhoeapainful periods
elastase-inhibitorinhibits pancreatic elastase and thermitase
emeticinduces vomiting
emmenagoguestimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus
emollientsoothes or softens the skin
ergogenicexternal aids used to influence and enhance performance in high-intensity exercises
estrogenicestrogens or Oestrogens are a group of compounds named for their importance in both menstrual and estrous reproductive cycles
exfoliantpromotes the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the outermost surface of the skin
expectorantan expectorant aids in the clearance of mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea
febrifugereduces or dispels a fever
felonan inflammation of the tip of the finger or toe
fibrinolytica process that prevents blood clots from growing and becoming problematic
flatugenicfoods that cause wind
flavonoida biological response modifier which may modify allergens, viruses, and carcinogens, also with anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, and anti-diarrheal activities
fungicidalkills or inhibits fungi or fungal spores
galactagoguepromotes lactation in humans and other animals
gargleused to treat throat and mouth by bubbling a liquid in the mouth. It usually requires that the head be tilted back, allowing a mouthful of liquid to sit in the upper throat, as air is then expelled from the lungs, the liquid to bubbles throughout the throat and mouth region
germicidalkills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms
hemolytica form of anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of red blood cells (RBCs); either in the blood vessels (intravascular hemolysis) or elsewhere in the human body
hemostata vital surgical tool used in many surgical procedures to control bleeding
hemostatichelps to stop bleeding
hepaticacts on the liver
hepatic-stimulantan hepatic stimulant increases the functional activity of the liver cells and the amount of bile secreted
hepatoprotectivethe ability to prevent damage to the liver
hepatotoxicchemical-driven liver damage
hepatotropicattracted to the Liver
histamine-inhibitora pharmaceutical drug that inhibits the action of histamine by blocking it from attaching to histamine receptors
hypercholesterolemicthe presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood
hypertensivepotential to contribute to hypertension (high blood pressure) with acute impairment of one or more organ systems
hypnoticinduces sleep typically used to treat insomnia
hypocholesterolemicthe presence of abnormally low (hypo-) levels of cholesterol in the blood
hypoglycemiaa deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream
hypoglycemican abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood The term literally means low sugar blood
hypolipemica diverse group of pharmaceuticals that are used in the treatment of hyperlipidemias
hypotensivecauses a reduction in blood pressure
hypouricemica level of uric acid in blood serum that is below normal In humans
immuno modulatingstimulates or indirectly augments the immune system
immunomodulatora diverse array of recombinant, synthetic and natural preparations, often cytokines
immunostimulantsubstances (drugs and nutrients) that stimulate the immune system
immunosuppressanta substance that performs immunosuppression of the immune system
insectifugea chemical substance that repels insects
irritanta state of inflammation or painful reaction to allergy or cell-lining damage
kaempferola strong antioxidant
laxativehelps increase the movement of feces along the colon
leucocytogenicthe formation of leucocytes
leukotriene-inhibitora drug that inhibits leukotrienes, which are fatty compounds produced by the immune system
levulosea natural sugar found in fruit
linimenta medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
linoleic-acidprovides protection against fatal some forms of heart disease
lipoxygenase-inhibitora drug that slows down or stops the action of the lipoxygenase enzyme
lithogenicpromoting, or undergoing the formation of calculi
litholytican agent that dissolves calculi
lubricanta substance introduced to reduce friction between moving surfaces
metal-chelatorthe use of chelating agents to detoxify poisonous metal agents such as mercury, arsenic, and lead by converting them to a chemically inert form that can be excreted without further interaction with the body
metalloproteinase-inhibitorare cellular inhibitors of the matrix metalloprotease (or metalloproteinase) family of proteins
metastaticspread of a cancer from one organ or part to another non-adjacent organ or part
mineralessential nutrient, a chemical element required by living organisms
mucilagea substance which reduces pain and discomfort
mucogenicmucus forming foods
mucolyticdrugs that help loosen and clear the mucus from the airways
mutagenica physical or chemical agent that changes the genetic material, usually DNA, of an organism and thus increases the frequency of mutations
mycosisa fungal infection of animals, including humans
myorelaxantmuscle relaxant
narcotica psychoactive substance with sleep-inducing properties
nematicidea type of chemical pesticide used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes
nervinehas a beneficial effect upon the nervous system
neuroprotectivea widely explored treatment option for many central nervous system (CNS) disorders
neurotransmitterendogenous chemicals that transmit signals from a neuron to a target cell across a synapse
niacinknown as vitamin B3
nutritive tonica tonic which has beneficial nutritional properties
odontolytica virus that preferentially infects and kills cancer cells
oestrogenicpromotes or mimics the action of female hormones
oleic-acida monounsaturated fatty acid found naturally in many plant and animal products
ophthalmicrelating to the eye
osteogenicis the process of laying down new bone material by cells called osteoblasts I
pectoralUseful in relieving disorders of the chest or respiratory tract
pesticidesubstances ment for preventing, destroying or mitigating any pest
phagocytoticthe cellular process of engulfing solid particles by the cell membrane to form an internal phagosome by phagocytes and protists
phyto-chemicalchemical compounds produced by plants which have natural protective or disease preventive properties
pigmenta material that changes the color of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption
placebosomething which medical science sees as an ineffectual but which the recipient uses to produce a healing effect
potentiatorpromotes or enhancers the effectiveness of another agent
poulticea soft moist mass, usually heated, spread on cloth, and applied to warm, moisten, or stimulate an aching or inflamed part of the body - especially useful for localised detoxification of infections, boils etc
preservativea naturally occurring or synthetically produced substance that is added to products such as foods, pharmaceuticals, paints, biological samples
preventativeoperates in a way to prevent some action occuring
proliferanta mildly irritating substance used in sclerotherapy to strengthen weakened connective tissues
prooxidantchemicals that induce oxidative stress, either by generating reactive oxygen species or by inhibiting antioxidant systems
prostaglandigenicany member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body
protease-inhibitora class of antiviral drugs that are widely used to treat HIV/AIDS and hepatitis caused by hepatitis C virus
protisticidean agent that kills any member of the kingdom protista, a single-celled organism
psoriasispsoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that affects the skin, allopathic medicine typically regards it as a lifelong condition
psychotropica chemical substance that crosses the blood/brain barrier and acts primarily upon the central nervous system
purgativehelps increase the movement of feces along the colon
rdaRecommended Daily Allowance - the suggested daily requirement of a nutrient
refrigerantsomething which helps to produce a cooling effect
rejuvenativemakes young again; restores youthful vigor, appearance, vitality and functioning etc.
renal tonica tonic which has beneficial effects on the kidneys
riboflavinknown as vitamin B2
rubefacientproduces redness of the skin
saponina natural soapy cleanser with antiseptic properties
sedativehelps to reduce irritability or excitement
serotoninergicrelated to the neurotransmitter serotonin
sialogoguea drug or substance that increases the flow rate of saliva
spasmolyticsuppresses muscle spasms which are a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles
stimulantcauses increased activity, especially of the nervous or cardiovascular systems
stomachictones the stomach, improving its function and increasing appetite
styptichelps stop bleeding by causing tissue to contract
sudorificpromotes sweating
synergistpromotes interactions between healing agents which produce an enhanced outcome
synergisticthe working together of 2 or more substances to produce an effect greater than the sum of the individual effects
teratologicthe study of abnormalities of physiological development, birth defects
termiticidean effective form of termite control
thiaminknown as vitamin B1
tonicencourages feelings of vigour and wellbeing
topicalapplied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes
topicallyapplying a medication topically means using it externally on the surface of your body or skin
tranquilizera drug that induces tranquility in an individual
trypanocidean agent lethal to trypanosomes
tumorigenicproducing or tending to produce tumors
tyrosinase-inhibitorused to treat all forms of pigmentation of the skin
uricosuricsubstances that increase the excretion of uric acid in the urine, thus reducing the concentration of uric acid in blood plasma
uterorelaxantuterus relaxant
uterotonican agent used to induce contraction or greater tonicity of the uterus
vasoconstrictorhelps to narrow the blood vessels and so reduce blood flow
vasodilatorwidening of blood vessels
vasopressormedication that tends to raise reduced blood pressure
vermicidekills intestinal worms
vermifugeahelps expels intestinal worms
vesicantcauses severe skin, eye and mucosal pain and irritation, also known as a blister agent
viruscidalkills or inhibits viruses and their development
vitaminrequired as a vital nutrient in limited amounts to maintain proper functioning of the body
vulneraryused to treat wounds
xanthine-oxidase-inhibitora substance that inhibits the activity of xanthine oxidase, an enzyme involved in purine metabolism> Middle Path> Reception area> Glossary of Naturopathic Terms
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