List of Herbal Actions

  1. Adaptogen - helps us adapt to our environment
  2. Analgesic - relieves pain
  3. Anthelmintic - destroys parasitic worms
  4. Anti-catarrhal - removes excess mucous from the body
  5. Anti-depressive -  alleviates depression
  6. Anti-emetic - prevents vomiting
  7. Antigen - a toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body
  8. Anti-hemorrhagic - promotes hemostasis (stops bleeding)
  9. Anti-inflammatory - reduces inflammation
  10. Anti-lithic -  prevents the formation of calculi or promoting their dissolution
  11. Anti-microbial - kills micro-organisms or stops their growth
  12. Anti-parasitic - treats parasites
  13. Anti-pyretic - prevents or reduces fever
  14. Antispasmodic - relieves spasm of involuntary muscle
  15. Anodyne - relieves pain
  16. Aperient -  relieves constipation
  17. Aromatic - emits a certain smell
  18. Astringent - causing the contraction of body tissues, typically of the skin
  19. Carminative - relieving flatulence.
  20. Cholagogue - promotes the discharge of bile from the system, purging it downward
  21. Choleretic - substances that increase the volume of secretion of bile from the liver as well as the amount of solids secreted
  22. Demulcent - soothes irritated tissues or mucous membranes
  23. Depurative - purifies and detoxifies
  24. Diaphoretic - promotes perspiration and facilitates the elimination of toxins through the skin
  25. Diuretic - causes increased passing of urine.
  26. Emetic - causes vomiting
  27. Emmenagogue - stimulates or increases menstrual flow
  28. Emollient - softens the skin
  29. Expectorant - promotes the discharge or expulsion of mucus from the respiratory tract
  30. Febrifuge -  reduces  fever
  31. Galactagogue - helps increase breastmilk production in nursing mothers 
  32. Hypnotic - induces sleep
  33. Laxative - loosens stools and increases bowel movements
  34. Mucilaginous - soothes irritated tissues or mucous membranes
  35. Nervine - affects the nervous system
  36. Rubefaceient - a substance for topical application that produces redness of the skin
  37. Sedative - promotes calm or inducing sleep
  38. Spasmolytic - relieves spasm of smooth muscle
  39. Stimulant -  raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body
  40. Styptic - a substance capable of stopping bleeding when applied to a wound
  41. Thymoleptic - changes mood
  42. Tonic - gives a feeling of vigor or well-being
  43. Trophorestorative - acts as a nutritive restorative for the body, usually with a strong affinity for an organ or organ system
  44. Vulnerary - heals wounds