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Opioids

Drugs or plant chemicals that relieve pain by targeting the brain’s opioid receptors, which are involved in pain and reward.…

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Ointments

Along with lotions, creams, and infused oils, are topical applications made from heat-extracted plant material such as arnica or comfrey…

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Oxidized LDL

LDL that is bombarded by free radicals, a process that is thought to cause atherosclerosis.

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Open field test

A common measure of general activity and exploratory behavior in mice and rats.

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Oxalate acid

A colorless, poisonous, crystalline acid (COOH)2 found in oxalis and other plants.

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Oruka

Medicinal (herbal) ring; medicine that is worn externally to affect the holistic health of the patient. (Yoruba).

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Oil-based infusion

Extraction of the volatile oils from herbs by soaking the herbs in oil. (started in Khemet, now used in Americas…

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Oyster

Although ostracism and Osterizer both resemble the word oyster, only one of them is actually related to the name of…

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