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Term: Description

 

Lubricant: Oily substance reduces friction.

 

Odour: Smell (pleasant or unpleasant).

 

Diuretic: Substance that promote urine production

 

Cirrhosis: A chronic liver disease typically caused by alcoholism or hepatitis.

 

Antioxidant: A substance that scavenges free radicals.

 

Carminative: A drug causing expulsion of gas from the stomach or bowel.

 

Malnutrition: Deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and / or nutrients

 

Spawn: Mycelium especially prepared for propagating mushrooms

 

Aromatic crops: Plants that produce aromatic oils.

 

Perfumery: The art or process of making perfume

 

Cosmetics: substances or products used foe personal grooming.

 

confectionary: a place where confections/ sweets are kept or made

 

Anti-inflammatory: the property of a substance or treatment that reduces swelling.

 

Alzheimer’s disease: A type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior

 

Ethnobiology: Ethnobiology is the study of relationships between peoples and plants.

 

Pharmacopoeia: Is a book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society.

 

Fixative: A substance used to reduce the evaporation rate and improve stability when added to more volatile components.

 

Antiperspirant: Products whose primary function is to inhibit perspiration / sweat

 

Seasoning: The processing of food with spices and condiments to enhance the flavour.


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