Extract: Bronzing agent that creates a natural-looking tan
color. Antiseptic hulls fight parasites skin problems such as eczema
Leaf Extract: Used for its astringent and conditioning properties.
Oil: Medium-light oil that leaves a luxurious, silky feel
on the skin.
An anticoagulant. A synthetic inhibitor of blood clotting. Also
used as a rat poison.
In cosmetics warm refers to yellow, red or orange based undertones
in hair, skin, or makeup.
colors: Colors often associated with fire and sun, which
suggest warmth. These are colors that contain red and yellow and
appear on one side of the color wheel opposite the cool colors.
Tumor of the skin caused by infection with the human papilloma virus.
Firm, flesh colored, dome-shaped, scaly papules or nodules usually
appear on the hands and fingers.
Extract: Used for its antiseptic and decongestant qualities.
Helps to eliminate impurities (purgative) and eliminate congestion.
Watercress Extract stimulates, purifies, and refreshes.
Watermelons are high in glutathione, which helps cleanse food of
the hazards of oxidized fat and may help sinus sufferers. Watermelons
also contain no fat or cholesterol, are low in sodium, a source
of Lycopene, an anti-cancer nutrient, a good source of vitamin C,
and contain vitamin A, potassium, iron, calcium, and fiber.
Repels moisture or water; not readily removed with water.
Soluble in water; capable of being dissolved in water, especially
if a wetting agent is added, like detergents and soaps.
Agent: A substance that reduces the surface tension of a
liquid, causing the liquid to spread across or penetrate more easily
the surface of a solid. Detergents and soaps generally accomplish
this with water.
Medically speaking a wheal is a rounded or flat-topped, firm elevated
lesion that results from edema (swelling) of the dermis. Specifically,
a flat, burning or itching eminence on the skin, such as is produced
by a mosquito bite, or in urticaria. Wheals are often pink with
a whitish center. A wheal is also the classic lesion of hives.
germ Oil: Rich in Vitamin E, used for its antioxidant effects
on free radicals in the skin. Natural preservative. Very high in
Vitamin E and also contains Vitamin A and D. It supports the skins
natural process of regeneration; aids muscle and lymph function
and is particularly valuable for treating dry, ageing skin. Good
for stretch marks and scar tissue, and for dry rough skin. It leaves
the skin very smooth while nourishing and helping heal the skin.
Grass: (Barley grass) is thought to aid stomach and duodenum
problems, and to be beneficial in treating pancreatitis. Barley grass
acts as an anti-inflammatory and has also exhibited antioxidant effects.
It is a rich source of calcium, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-12, flavonoids,
and other nutrients. Research shows this supplement can help prevent
the harmful effects of X-rays and chemical pollution.
Wheat Oligosaccharides: Conditioner
for hair and skin. A moisturizer.
Whey: A protein supplement, which
is an excellent tool for supporting muscle growth and repair, weight
loss plans, immune function, and prevention of muscle wasting in
catabolic disease states.
Whitehead: Also known as a closed
comedone. A collection of sebum and keratin that plugs the opening
of the pilosebaceous unit (skin pore) and imbeds itself in the follicular
canal under the skin so that it looks like a raised, white bump.
White Pony: The root of this common
flower is used to regulate the blood. It relaxes the blood vessels,
reduces platelet sticking, nourishes the blood, and helps get the
circulation to the skin and extremities.
Wild Cherry Bark: Wild Cherry Bark’s
main use is in the treatment of irritating coughs. It is used to
treat bronchitis and whooping cough. Its actions include: anti-tussive,
expectorant, astringent, nervine, anti-spasmodic, and sedative.
Wild Indigo: Wild Indigo is useful
in the treatment of infections and catarrh in the ear, nose and
throat. It may be used for laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis
and catarrhal infections. Taken internally it can heal mouth ulcers,
gingivitis and help in the control of pyorrhea. Systemically it
may be helpful in the treatment of enlarged and inflamed lymph glands
and also to reduce fevers. Its actions include: anti-microbial,
Wild Lettuce Leaf: Effective in herb
blends for sore, rough, pimply or sunburned skin.
Wild Oat: Oat Seed is used to treat
exhaustion and to stabilize the nervous system. It is described
as a stimulating nerve tonic especially good for lethargic individuals.
Wild Yam: Wild Yam is a remedy that
can be used to relieve intestinal colic, to soothe diverticulitis,
ease dysmenorrhoea and ovarian and uterine pains. It also helps
treat rheumatoid arthritis. Its actions include: anti-spasmodic,
anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, hepatic, cholagogue, and diaphoretic.
Willow: Willow is an ancient remedy
used to treat rheumatism and gout, fevers, and aches and pains of
all kinds. It has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and tonic action.
Willow Bark Extract: A source of salicin,
the chemical that led to the introduction of aspirin, considered
to be the natural form and origin of the modern day aspirin. An
anti-inflammatory agent delivered to the skin cells in liposomes
that enhance penetration through the epidermis. Causes a mild keratolytic
effect making it an excellent ingredient for acne treatment products.
Witch Hazel: A common household ingredient.
The astringent and anti-inflammatory actions of this herb can be
used to help stop bleeding, both internally and externally. It is
useful in the easing of hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel also is used to
treat bruises, inflamed swellings, and varicose veins. Witch Hazel
will control diarrhea and aid in the easing of dysentery.
Wood Betony: Betony is used in the
treatment of nervous debility associated with anxiety and tension,
such as headaches and neuralgia when they are of nervous origin,
but especially those caused by hypertension. Its actions include:
Nervine and bitter.
Wood’s Light: Hand-held ultraviolet
light filtered through nickel-plated glass. Used to help diagnose
fungal and bacterial infections and delineate pigmentary disorders.
Wormwood: It is primarily used as
a bitter and therefore has the effect of stimulating and invigorating
the whole of the digestive process. It is also a strong remedy for
the treatment of worm infestations, especially roundworm and pinworm.
It may also be used to help the body deal with fever and infections.
Its actions include: bitter, carminative, anti-microbial, and anthelmintic.