A natural substance which helps the body adapt to stress and to exerts a normalising effect upon bodily processes.
A herb, food or substance that stimulates sexual desire or arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation or hormonal regulation.
A herb that reduces or eliminates pain.
A herb that gradually restores proper functioning of the body, increasing health and vitality. Sometimes referred to as ‘blood cleansers’, some may support natural waste elimination via the kidneys, liver, lungs or skin; others stimulate digestive function or are antimicrobial.
A herb that causes a local contraction of the skin, blood vessels, and other tissues, thereby arresting the discharge of blood, mucus, etc.
Herbs that are often aromatic and help expel gas from the digestive system. This action can help ease bloating and gas related cramping.
A mucilaginous herb that coats, soothes and protects dry, irritated or inflamed mucous membranes.
Promotes perspiration, enabling the skin to eliminate waste from the body, thus helping the body ensure a clean and harmonious inner environment.
Herbs that help promote the elimination of fluid by increasing the amount of urine expelled by the kidneys. This can be helpful for water retention and urinary tract flushing.
A herb that stimulates or hastens menstrual flow and activity.
Similar to demulcents, these herbs are also mucilaginous, but used as topical applications to help soothe, condition, and protect the skin.
Herbs that promote or facilitate the expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.
A herbal remedy that aids the work of the liver by toning, strengthening and/or increasing the flow of bile.
A herb that restores or improves health or well-being, through strengthening and nourishing the system without harmful side-effects. There are different herbal tonics for different body systems.