The word resolvent refers to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that disperes swelling or induces the body's tissues to reabsorb a new growth.
The term resolvent is not listed in all leading medical dictionaries but its meaning is implied by the word itself - which is generally also understood in medical and biological contexts.
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.