The formation of a number of things into a cluster
A single leaf is attached at a node
Plants which carry their ovules enclosed in a fruit or other protective capsule
Acts against inflammation or fever
A medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica to physicians, surgeons, and patients.
Any of many aromatic flowering plants of the genus artemisia
Causing the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues
The upper angle between a leaf stalk or branch, and the stem or trunk from which it is growing
Meaning life or vital power
A modified leaf or scale, typically small, with a flower or flower cluster in its axil
Bend or press the leaves until they show a crease meaning that the cells have been broken. A mortar and pestle can be used to do this.
The actual formation of cancer
A drug that relieves flatulence / wind
A slim, cylindrical flower cluster, with inconspicuous or no petals, usually wind-pollinated but sometimes insect-pollinated
Come together to form one mass or whole
An infusion of several herbs.
A mixture of various ingredients or elements
Time spent recovering from an illness or medical treatment
A small group of trees
Plants without flowers
A tree or shrub that sheds its leaves annually.
A method of extraction by boiling herbal or plant material to dissolve the chemicals of the material. This may include using stems, root, bark and rhizomes. Decoction firstly involves mashing the plant material to allow for maximum dissolution. Then the material is boiled in water to extract oils, volatile organic compounds and other various chemical substances.
Be a sign of / indicate
Plants which produce two seed leaves
A substance that increases the production of urine
Leaves have small, marginal teeth or serrations between the main veins but then also have smaller teeth between these.
A shower or spray of water.
The study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history
A substance that stimulates or increases menstrual flow
By observation or experience rather than theory and pure logic
A fissure is a flat depression on the trunk of a tree.
Gum disease that can include red and swollen gums and bleeding gums after brushing or flossing of the teeth.
Plants which carry ovules exposed
Implies chemical-driven liver damage
Has no persistent woody stem above ground
A alternative natural form of medicine
A reaction different from those of others
Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place
The process of extracting chemical compounds or flavours from plant material. Using a solvent such as water, oil, or alcohol allows the material to remain suspended in the solvent over time. The resultant liquid is also called an infusion.
When your skin and the whites of your eyes turn yellow. It can be a sign of something serious, such as liver disease.
Involves enzymes which play a very specific and crucial role in the breakdown and transformation of food molecules into energy to be utilized by the body.
Plants producing a single leaf
A form of toxicity in which a biological, chemical, or physical agent produces an adverse effect on the structure or the function of the central and/or nervous system.
A medicine used to calm the nerves
The blocking or closing of a blood vessel or hollow organ
Relating to the sense of smell
A pair of leaves is attached at a node
The process of a liquid slowly passing through a filter
Living for several years
Trees and shrubs
Plants with flowers or seeds
A chemically induced skin irritation requiring light that does not involve the immune system. The skin response resembles an exaggerated sunburn.
Relating to the branch of biology that deals with normal functions of living organisms and their parts
Relies on empirical appreciation of medicinal herbs. Often linked to traditional knowledge.
Having leaflets arranged on either side of the stem, typically in pairs opposite each other
Intended to prevent disease
Relating to or denoting drugs that affect a persons mental state.
Strongly laxative in effect
A subterranean stem of a plant that sends out roots and shoots from its nodes. They are also called creeping rootstalks and rootstocks which develop from ancillary buds and grow horizontally. The rhizome also retains the ability to allow new shoots to grow upwards.
A one-herb potion or infusion.
Soak in water.
A substance capable of causing bleeding to stop when applied to a wound.
Shoots which grow from a bud at the base of a tree or shrub. Or they grow from adventitious buds in its roots.
A union of physical, emotional and spiritual health
Working together creating a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts
A large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. They often have a strong odour and may protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores. They can attract predators and parasites of the herbivores.
The thickened underground part of a stem or rhizome
A flower cluster in which stalks of nearly equal length spring from a common centre and form a flat or curved surface, characteristic of the parsley family.
Meaning knowledge of science
An agent that produces blisters
Three or more leaves are attached at a node
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