The WORD OF THE DAY for all you Herbalist in Training is: ALTERATIVE. Websters defines this as " a drug used empirically to alter favorably the course of an ailment". For herbs it is A herb said to alter a disease, purify blood, increase appetite, improve digestion and eliminate toxins. An example is Burdock Root which aids in kidney and liver function and the production of Bile. This is also an essential element in Essiak Tea promote toxic elimination. So the word of the the day is Alterative which means to alter the course of disease favorably.