herbal + wellness definitions


With many words flown around in the wellness community, you may not be familiar with all of the terms. Here I have put together simple definition cards for you to follow, refer to and share. While definitions are definitions, and the meanings do not change, everything here was written in my own words.

  adaptogenic | adaptogens   Allows the body to adapt to environmental stressors through boosts in resistance and stimulation in immunity.

adaptogenic | adaptogens

Allows the body to adapt to environmental stressors through boosts in resistance and stimulation in immunity.

  alterative   Purifies the blood through nutritious protein assimilations and elimation of waste unnecassary to the human body.

alterative

Purifies the blood through nutritious protein assimilations and elimation of waste unnecassary to the human body.

  analgesic   Relieves uncomfortable pain without the cause of drowsiness or unconsciousness to the person.

analgesic

Relieves uncomfortable pain without the cause of drowsiness or unconsciousness to the person.

 
  anticatarrhal    Reduces phlegm and mucus caused by pathogenic colds such at the flu.

anticatarrhal

Reduces phlegm and mucus caused by pathogenic colds such at the flu.

  antioxidants   Prevents free radicals from damaging healthy tissues and cells inside of the body.

antioxidants

Prevents free radicals from damaging healthy tissues and cells inside of the body.

  astringents   Binds the tissues due to the high level of tannins found in the herb to ultimately dry up secretions.

astringents

Binds the tissues due to the high level of tannins found in the herb to ultimately dry up secretions.