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The Language of Aromatherapy

When learning Aromatherapy it is super important to have a grasp of the common vernacular - below is a list of common therapeutic terminology. Analgesic: Relieves pain Anaphrodisiac: Reduces sexual desire Anti-emetic: Helps to reduce or alleviate vomiting Antimicrobial: Kills pathogens - similar to antiseptic, however, antimicrobial kills pathogens whereas antiseptic inhibits growth. Antipruritic: Relives itching Anti-sudorific: Reduces excessive sweating Antiviral: Inhibits the growth of viruses Calmative: Produces sedative effect Cephalic: Relates to disorders of the head, especially stimulants of the mind Cicatrisant: Promotes the formation of scar tissue Demuculent: Soothes, softens and prevents irritation of mucous membranes Emmenagogue: Induces menstration Expectorant: Promotes the removal of mucous from the respiratory system Febrifuge: Reduces fever Hypotensor/Hypotensive: Lowers blood pressure Hypertensor/Hypertensive: Raises...

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