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abortifacient
induces abortion
alterative
cleanses blood
analgesia
insensibility to pain
analgesic
produces analgesia
anaphrodisiac
impairs sexual desire
anesthetic, anesthetic
produces numbness
anthelmintic, anthelminthic
destroys parasitic worms
sudorific
causing sweat
antisudorific
combats sweating
allergenic
can induce allergy
antiallergenic
combats allergies
antiarthritic
combats arthritis
anticatarrhal
combats mucus membrane inflammation
anticoagulant
hinders blood clotting
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsive
controls convulsions
antiemetic
prevents vomiting
antifungal
destroys fungi
anti-infective, anti-infectious
prevents infection
anti-inflammatory
alleviates inflammation
antidepressant, antidepressive
relieves depression
antimicrobial
destroys pathogens
antiphlogistic
reduces inflammation
pruritic
relating to itching
antipruritic
relieves itching
antirheumatic
relieves rheumatism
antiseborrheic
prevents excessive secretion of sebum
antiseptic
prevents the growth of microorganisms
antispasmodic
relieves spasms and cramps
antitussive
supresses cough
antiviral
combats viruses
aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal
induces sexual desire
astringent
causes soft tissue contraction
bactericidal, bacteriocidal, bactericide, bacteriocide
destroys bacteria
bacteriostatic, bacteriostat
inhibits bacteria growth
balsamic
containing resinous substances
calefacient
making warm
calmative
calms nervousness
cardiac
related to heart
carminative
relieves flatulance
cephalic
relating to head
cholagogic adj.
inducing flow of bile
cholagogue n.
increases the flow of bile
choleretic
promotes bile secretion by liver
cicatrisant, cicatrizant
promotes wound healing and the formation of scar tissue
convulsant
causes convulsions
cordial
stimulating medicine, food, drink
cytophilic
having affinity for cells
cytophylactic
stimulates cellular regeneration
decongestant
relieves congestion
demulcent
soothing, softening
deodorant
distroys offensive odors
depurative
purifies the blood and body
diaphoretic
increases sweating
digestive
aids digestion
disinfectant
destroys harmful microorganisms
diuretic
increases urine excretion
emetic
induces vomiting
emmenagogue, emmenagogic
promotes menstruation
emollient
soothing to the skin or mucous membrane
expectorant
promotes mucous discharge
febrifuge, antipyretic
reduces fever
fungicide
distroys fungi, inhibits their growth
galactagogue, galactagogue, lactagogue
promotes secretion of milk
germicidal
distroys germs
hemostatic, haemostatic
cheks bleeding
hepatic
relating to liver
hormonal
relating to hormones
hypertensive
causes high blood pressure
hypoglycemic, hypoglycaemic
decreases blood sugar level
hypnotic, soporific
produces sleep
hypotensive
causes low blood pressure
immunostimulant
stimulates immune response
insecticide, insecticidal
destroys insects
laxative
relieves constipation
lipolytic
breakes down fat
mucolytic
breakes down mucous
nervine
soothes nervous excitement
parasiticide
destroys parasites in body
parturient
relating to child birth
pectoral
supports respiratory tract
refrigerant
reduces heat, fever
relaxant
produces relaxation
rubefacient
causes redness on skin
sedative
calms nervousness
soporific
causes sleep
stimulant
increases functional activity
stomachic
relating to stomach
styptic
stops bleeding
sudorific
increases perspiration
tonic
promotes physical and mental tone
vasoconstrictor
causes the blood vessel contraction
vasodilator
causes vasolidation
vermifuge
expels worms
vulnerary
promotes wound healing