Essential Oil Glossary

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Analgesic - numbs pain
Antiallergenic - relives suffering from allergies
Antibacterial - destroys bacteria
Antibiotic - Fights bacterial infections
Anti-carcinogenic - has cancer-fighting properties
Anticatarral - removes excess mucous in the body, useful for respiratory issues

Anticoagulant – blood thinning
Antidepressant - can aid in preventing depression
Antiemetic - soothes nausea, relives vomiting
Antifungal - inhibits growth of fungus
Anti-infectious - fights infections
Anti-inflammatory- alleviates inflammation, cooling
Antimicrobial - kills microorganisms
Antiparasitic - fights parasitic diseases
Antiphlogistic - reduces inflammation
Antiseptic - assists in fighting germs/infections
Antiviral - treats viral infection
Antitussive - prevents or relieves coughing

Antitumoral – inhibiting the formation or growth of tumors.
Astringent - tightens tissue
Decongestant- reduces nasal mucus production and swelling
Depurative - cleans waste and toxins from the body
Diuretic - promotes production of urine and rids the body of unneeded water
Emmenagogue - induces menstruation
Emollient - softens and soothes the skin
Expectorant - removes excess mucus from the respiratory system
Febrifuge - reduces fever
Galactagogue - promotes lactation
Hepatic - beneficial to liver
Hypotensive - helps reduce blood pressure

Immunostimulant – stimulate the immune system.
Invigorating - incites strength, health, and energy
Lipolytic - assists in the breakdown of fats
Mucolytic - breaks down mucus, sedative, warming
Nervine - calms nervous tension, soothes nervous system
Rubefacient - topical treatment that causes skin redness, increases blood flow
Sedative - soothes, calms
Vasoconstrictor - narrows blood vessels
Vasodilator - dilates or opens blood vessels
Vulnerary - wound healing

WTF - We know. That's a lot of information. 

Victoria Hansen