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Glossary
of
Medicinal Effects

 

T-Z

All the following terms are commonly found in standard reference works on herbal medicine. A few are not used generally, but most of them are. This Glossary contains all of the names used in Herbal Medicine, and the meanings for them.

 

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Taeniacide - A substance that kills tapeworms.

Tonic - An agent that strengthens or invigorates organs or the entire organism.

Vasoconstrictor - An agent that narrows the blood vessels, thus raising blood pressure.

Vasodilator - An agent that widens the blood vessels thus lowering blood pressure.

Vermicide - An agent that destroys intestinal worms.

Vermifuge - An agent that causes the expulsion of intestinal worms.

Vesicant - An agent that produces blisters.

Vulnerary - A healing application for wounds.