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Natural Glossary

A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T U V
There are 19 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Cage-Free
Eggs produced by cage-free hens describes hens that may or may not be permitted outside but do roam freely. Eggs from hens that only roam indoors may be labeled ‘barn-roaming’, ‘barn’, or ‘cage-free’.

Carminative
Helps ease griping pains and gets rid of gas from the digestive tract basil, benzoin, bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, fennel, juniper, lavender, peppermint, lavender, rosemary

Cephalic
Stimulating for the head and mind basil, peppermint, rosemary                                                   

Certified Organic
Organic food must be certified by a government-approved agency.

Chia
Related to watercress, these tiny, gluten-free gray seeds from the Mexican Salvia hispanica plant are full of antioxidants, protein, and soluble fiber. As a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, the “superfood” helps the body absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K from other foods. Eat to get an energy kick, level blood sugar, and digest food. Find the nutty tasting seeds in your grocery store’s bulk foods department. See also Salba

Choleretic
Helps the liver to excrete bile, leading to greater bile flow

Cholesterol
Steroid alcohol found in red blood cells, bile, nervous tissue, and animal fat

Cicatrisant
Promotes the formation of scar tissue, so good for helping wounds to heal bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, rosemary                                                                                                           

Clean
We use clean to mean free from synthetic chemicals including hormones and antibiotics, fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. Clean does not mean a product has been certified organic, but it is Non-GMO and raised and produced responsibly.

Cold pressed
Refers to a method of extraction where no external heat is applied during the process

Colic
Pain due to contraction of the muscle of the abdominal organs

Colitis
Inflammation of the colon

Concrete
A waxy concentrate semi-solid essential oil extract, made from plant material, and is used to make an absolute

Constipation
A state where normal bowel functions are not present

Cordial
This is a heart tonic benzoin, lavender, melissa, neroli, peppermint, rose, rosemary                                                                          

Cutaneous
Pertaining to the skin

Cystitis
Bladder inflammation

Cytophylactic
The action of increasing the leukocyte activity to defend the body against infection. Encourages the growth of skin cells, promoting rapid healing and preventing scarring, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rosemary, sandalwood

Cytotoxic
Toxic to all cells

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