The word digestive is sometimes used to refer to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, or treatment that help with or facilitate the digestion of food. See also information about the digestive system.
The meaning of this term is well understood because "digestive" is a word in common use in standard, not just medical, English.
The definitions in this section are of words used to refer to the actions (effects) of both pharmaceutical drugs and natural remedies. For information about specific oils, herbs, and remedies that might have properties including some of the actions mentioned in this section, see other parts of this website. For example, the pages about Aromatherapy Essential Oils, Bach Flower Remedies, Herbalism, Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy and Massage Carrier Oils.