The word regulator is sometimes used to refer to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that help to balance the functions of the body so that they operate harmoniously. Note that specific agents may regulate specific bodily functions.
The other important meaning of the term regulator is to refer to an official (usually a government operated and funded) organization that controls an industry and protects consumers by maintaining minimum standards across that industry.
Note that the term 'regulator' is commonly understood in everyday English but is not a strictly medical term and so does not appear in all medical or related scientific dictionaries.
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.