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Ingredients by Therapeutic Properties

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Warming


Vulnerary

Remedy used in healing or treating wounds.


Vermifuge

An agent that destroys or expels parasitic worms.


Vasoconstrictive

Constriction of a blood vessel, as by a nerve or drug.


Uterine

Relating to, or in the region of the uterus.


Tonic

a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

Sudorific

Sudorific-[soo-duh-rif-ik] Induces perspiration

Styptic

Contracting the tissues or blood vessels; astringent.


Stomachic

A stimulant of gastric activity.


Stimulant

A substance that temporarily increases the physiologic activity of an organ or organ system.


Splenic

Of or having to do with the spleen


Sedative

having the property of lessening excitement, nervousness, or irritation.


Rubefacient

essential oils that are considered detoxifiers and rubefacients and are known for their anti-rheumatic effects can boost even the best massage technique and help provide lasting relief. Part two explores the use of anti-rheumatic, detoxifying and rubefacient essences. Juniper and rosemary also have rubefacient properties that increase circulation and bring a feeling of warmth to relieve stiffness. Other rubefacient oils are black pepper (Piper nigrum), ginger (Zingiber officinale), pine (Pinus sylvestris) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool). The rubefacient oils might not be used during the acute inflammatory onset of joint pain but are very helpful during chronic stages.

Revitalizing


Restoring

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