Glossary

AJAX progress indicator
  • adaptogen
    Plant chemicals that helps the body adapt to stress (mental, physical, and environmental). These plants impart strength, energy, stamina, endurance, and improve mental clarity.
  • anodyne
    Pain reliever
  • anticarcinogenic
    Chemical that counteracts the effects of a carcinogen and thereby inhibits the development of cancer.
  • antihyperlipidemic
    Promote reduction of lipid levels in the blood. Some antihyperlipidemic agents aim to lower LDL, raise HDL, or reduce triglyceride levels.  This helps to improve overall cholesterol in the body.
  • amenorrhea
    The absence of menstruation. Missing three or more periods in a row constitute having amenorrhea. Girls who have not started menstruation by age 15.
  • antimicrobial
    Kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, and protozoans.
  • anthraquinones
    Active constituents used for constipation. They produce a laxative effect on large intestines.
  • angina pectoris
    A sudden pain beneath the sternum, radiating to the left shoulder. It's the result of not enough oxygen supply to the heart. Often a symptom of atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries.
  • Ai Ye
    Artemisiae Argyi • Mugwort Leaves • 艾叶 • Warm • Bitter • Pungent • Spleen • Liver • Kidney
  • anticoagulant
    Blood thinner.
  • antiplatelet
    Prevent blood clots by keeping platelet cells from clumping together. They are effective in the arterial circulation, where anticoagulants are ineffective.
  • antipyretic
    Prevent or reduce fevers.
  • antiemetic
    Stops or reduce vomiting and nausea.
  • antiatherogenic
    Prevents fatty plaques from forming in arteries
  • An Gong Niu Huang Wan
    Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone • 安宫牛黃丸 • Niu Huang • Shui Niu Jiao • She Xiang • Huang LianHuang QinZhi Zi • Xiong Huang • Bing Pian • Yu Jin • Zhu Sha • Zhen Zhu
  • Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone
    Calm the Palace Pill with Cattle Gallstone • 安宫牛黃丸 • Niu Huang • Shui Niu Jiao • She Xiang • Huang Lian • Huang Qin • Zhi Zi • Xiong Huang • Bing Pian • Yu Jin • Zhu Sha • Zhen Zhu