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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 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Daily value
A label’s Daily Value (DV) percentage is the FDA’s recommended daily consumption level based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. Whether it is an upper or lower limit varies depending on nutrients. The DVs for fat, cholesterol, and sodium are upper daily limits.

Decongestant
Relieves congestion - especially from mucous black pepper, eucalyptus, ginger, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, thyme. A substance which helps to relieve congestion                   

Demulcent
An agent protecting mucous membranes and helps stop irritation

Deodorant
Works against and masks body odor benzoin, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, patchouli                                          

Depurative
Helps to detoxify and to combat impurities in the blood and body

Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin

Detoxicant
Helps eliminate or reduce toxic substances black pepper, juniper                                    

Detoxifier
Helps to detoxify and to combat impurities in the blood and body

Diaphoretic
A substance which helps to promote perspiration

Dietary supplement
In the United States, according to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, a dietary supplement is a product intended to supplement (reinforce) the diet, is taken by mouth and contains a “dietary ingredient,” such as minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, organ tissues, glandular, herbs or other botanicals, or a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract or combination of any of the above

Diffuser
A device which helps to release the fragrance molecules into the air

Digestive
Helps digestion basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, fennel, frankincense, peppermint, rosemary                                                                             

Distillation
A method of extraction used in the manufacture of essential oils

Diuretic
Helps to produce urine and remove water from the body

Dysmenorrhoea
Painful menstruation

Dysuria
Pain or difficulty in urinating

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