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Properties of Plants and Herbs - Select to See List of HerbsAdaptogen Adaptogens raise the body's resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue and also enhance the immune system. They also have rejuvenating properties.
Alterative Plants with alterative properties help purify the blood. They assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste products.
Analgesic Analgesics reduce pain.
Some are used internally and some externally.
Antiemetic Antiemetic properties ease nausea and prevent vomiting.
Anti-abortive These plants prevent premature expulsion of the fetus.
Anti-asthmatic Plants that are anti-asthmatic relieve allergies, asthma and bronchitis.
Antibacterial This property prevents bacterial growth.
Antibiotic Antibiotics kill or stop the growth of harmful micro-organisms. These can be bacterial, fungal or parasitic.
Anti-catarrhal A plant with
this property helps to prevent the formation of mucus.
Plants with antihydrotic properties
reduce levels of perspiration.
Antineoplastic Plants with antineoplastic properties inhibit, prevent and destroy tumors.
Antioxidant Plants with
antioxidant properties protect the body from the formation of free
Anti-pyretic Anti-pyretics will reduce or prevent fever.
Antiseptic Antiseptics are applied externally to prevent bacterial growth.
Anti-spasmodic Plants with
this property help to prevent or relax muscle spasms.
Aphrodisiac Aphrodisiacs improve sexual potency, desire and performance.
Aromatic Plants that are aromatics help to stimulate the digestion.
Astringent Astringents dry secretions and discharges.
Carminative Plants with carminative properties help to sooth the digestive tract, relieve gas and cramping.
Demulcent Plants with demulcent properties protect internal tissue.
Diaphoretic Diaphorecic properties will promote perspiration.
Diuretic Plants with diuretic properties increase the flow of urine.
Emetic Emetic properties induce vomiting when taken in specific (usually high) doses.
Emmenagogue Emmenagogue plants promote suppressed menstrual flow.
Emollient Plants that have
emollient properties sooth and protect the skin externally. Taken
internally they help heal inflamed or irritated mucous membranes.
Expectorant Expectorants expel
mucus from the respiratory system.
Germicide Plants with germicide properties are known for their ability to destroy germs and other microrganisms.
Hemostatic Hemostatic properties help to stop hemorrhaging.
Hepatic Plants with hepatic properties help to strengthen, tone, and increase bile flow to promote normal liver function.
Hypoglycemic Plants with hypoglycemic properties reduce blood sugar levels.
Laxative Laxative properties will promote bowel movements.
Oxytocic Plants with oxytocic properties are used to induce labor.Purgative Purgative properties have a laxative effect.
Rubefacient Plants with rubefacient properties are used to increase blood flow to skin. They are used to draw out inflammation from the body.
Sedative Sedatives calm the nerves.
Sialagogue Plants with sialagogue properties stimulate saliva production.
Stimulant Stimulants increase energy, warm the body or increase blood circulation.
Stomachic Plants with stomachic properties are used to strengthen or stimulate digestion.
Tonic Tonics are used to help specfic organs or the entire body.
Vascoconstrictor Plants that have vasoconstrictor properties constrict blood vessels and raise blood pressure.
Vulnerary Plants with vulnerary properties help to heal wounds.
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