Keywords Defined/Glossary

Analgesic (noun) – a remedy that relieves or allays pain

Antibacterial (adjective) – active against bacteria

Antibiotic (noun) – agent that kills microorganisms, specifically bacterial, within the body

Antiglycation – inhibits the linking of sugars and dermal proteins to prevent skin discoloration

Antimicrobial (adjective) – agent that kills or inhibits growth of microorganisms on surfaces outside of the body

Antioxidant (noun) – substance that inhibits oxidation/a substance that removes potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism

Antiseptic (adjective)/Antiseptic (noun) – agent that kills microorganisms on living tissue/Aids in the destruction of the microorganisms that produce sepsis or septic disease

Astringent (adjective) – Causing the contraction of body tissues, particularly the skin

Cephalic (noun) – Of or relating to the head

Cicatrize (verb)/cicatrisant (adjective) – To heal or become healed by the formation of scar tissue.

Diuretic (adjective) – causing increased passing of urine – usually refers to a type of drug

Esters (noun) – an organic compound made by replacing the hydrogen of an acid by an alkyl or other organic group. Many naturally occurring fats and essential oils are esters of fatty acids.

Hemostatic (adjective) – arresting hemorrhage, pertaining to the stagnation of the blood. Has blood clotting properties
Linoleic acid (noun) – is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid

Microorganism (noun) – Microscopic organisms that naturally exist everywhere. Some are beneficial and some can cause major harm. The six major types of microorganism are bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, algae, and viruses
Mucilage (noun) – a viscous secretion or bodily fluid. Or a polysaccharide substance extracted as a viscous or gelatinous solution from plant roots, seeds, etc., and used in medicines and adhesives. Or an adhesive solution; gum or glue.

Oxidizing agents (noun) – Substance that brings on oxidation by being reduced and gaining electrons.

Saponin (noun) – a toxic compound that is present in soapwort and makes foam when shaken with water

Surfactant (noun) – a substance that tends to reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved