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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 12 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Emollient
Softening and soothing to the skin

Emphysema
Degenerative disease of the lungs where the air sacs become enlarged

Endocrine
Pertaining to the ductless glands

Engorgement
Congestion or fullness of the tissue

Enteritis
Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the intestine

Enuresis
Involuntary urinating

Enzyme
A protein produced by living cells which catalyze biochemical reactions

Erethism
Abnormal state of irritation or excitement

Essential oil
Volatile aromatic liquid constituting the odorous principles of botanical matter

Exocrine
Pertaining to a gland with a duct, secreting directly onto the outside surface of an organism

Expectorant
A substance that helps to expel mucus from the lungs. Helps get rid of catarrh, phlegm, and mucous basil, bergamot, eucalyptus, peppermint                           

Extra virgin
This olive oil results from the first pressing of the olives and is made without chemicals or high heat, so it contains higher polyphenol levels than other olive oil grades and less acidity (it has only 1 percent acid). Extra-virgin olive oil also contains the anti-inflammatory agent oleocanthal, and EVOO can keep hair and skin healthy. Replacing saturated fats with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, according to the FDA.

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