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Ingredients by Therapeutic Properties

Our Glossary information is a work in progress, please return frequently for updates.

Relaxant


Parasiticide


Nervine

herbs that act upon and support the nervous system are often used as mild stimulants for chronic fatigue, stress, or depression. They can act as stimulants, or have a calming effect, often dependent on the dosage given. Many of the these nervines contain volatile essential oils. Nervine herbs do not have the extreme side effects that pharmaceuticals do.

Narcotic


Invigorating


Insecticide


Hypertensive

Gentle massage using essential oils in aromatherapy can have a most beneficial effect on high blood pressure, yet there are certain oils not to use during massage when suffering from hypertension.

Hepatic

unburdening the liver

Galactagogue


Fungicide


Febrifuge


Expectorant


Emmenagogue

Certain essential oils have the ability to assist in promoting menstruation (menses) and regulating the monthly discharge, but although these oils are very helpful in treating problems of this nature, some of them should be avoided in pregnancy.

Diuretic

diuretics draw excess fluids out of the tissues and back into the blood. That blood then travels to the kidneys, which extract the excess fluid and eliminate it from the body through the urine. Fennel, juniper and patchouli are all diuretic essential oils.

Digestive

assisting the digestive process
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