Glossary of Descriptive Terms – Essential Oils Properties, Actions & Effects
Poultice – the therapeutic application of a soft moist mass of herbs to the skin
Prophylactic – preventive of disease or infection
Psychosomatic – the manifestation of physical symptoms resulting from mental state
Pulmonary – pertaining to the lungs
Purgative – a substance stimulating an evacuation of the bowels
Pyelitis – inflammation of the kidney
Rubefacient – agent which reddens skin, dilates vessels increase blood flow
Refrigerant – cooling -reduces fever
Regulator – an agent that helps balance and regulate the functions of the body
Relaxant – soothing, causing relaxation, relieving strain or tension
Renal – pertaining to the kidney
Resolvent – an agent that disperses swelling, or effects absorption of a new growth
Restorative – an agent that helps to strengthen and revive the body systems
Revulsive – relieves pain by means of the diversion of blood or disease from one part of the body to another
Rhinitis – inflammation of nasal mucous membrane
Sclerosis – hardening of tissue due to inflammation
Scrofula – tuberculosis
Seborrhea – increased secretion of sebum
Sedative – agent that exerts a soothing, tranquilizing, calming effect on the body, good for nervous tension, stress, insomnia, anxiety and palpitations
Sialogugue – an agent that stimulates the secretion of saliva
Holistic MindBody Therapy, including pure essential oils, are gentle, noninvasive complementary forms of health care for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind and spirit and a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being. Holistic health care often produces satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.
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