GLOSSARY OF THERAPEUTIC TERMINOLOGY
These are the terms used that describe the Physical Description of an Essential Oil. There can be as few as one or two, but normally there are a number of terms used. This is not to be used to diagnose or treat a disease or condition.
Analgesic - Reduces pain sensationes in tissues and nerves.
Antibiotic/Antibacterial - Prevents bacterial growth.
Antioxidant - Capable of inhibiting free radial damage in the cells of the body.
Antifungal - Prevents fungal growth.
Anti-infective - Prevents the growth and spread of infections.
Anti-inflammatory - Reduces excess redness and swelling in damaged tissues.
Antimicrobal - Prevents or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi or protozoans.
Antirhuematic - having to do with not inflaming the joints and pain of rhuematism.