The formation of a number of things into a cluster
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
Meaning life or vital power
The actual formation of cancer
A drug that relieves flatulence / wind
Come together to form one mass or whole
A mixture of various ingredients or elements
Plants without flowers
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Meaning knowledge of science
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