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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Astringent" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Astringent
An astringent (occasional alternative: adstringent) substance is a chemical compound that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues. The word "astringent" derives from Latin adstringere, meaning "to bind fast". Two common examples are calamine lotion and witch hazel. Another example would be Yerba Mansa, a native plant of California. - See link

 

Astringent in Spanish is Astringente
Astringente o estíptico es cualquiera de las sustancias que con su aplicación externa local (tópica), retraen los tejidos y pueden producir una acción cicatrizante, antiinflamatoria y antihemorrágica. Entre los astringentes usuales, con efectos de muy diverso grado, están los alcoholes, el alumbre, los taninos, la quina, el nitrato de plata, el acetato de plomo, el sulfato de zinc, sales de bismuto, el suero salino, aceite esencial de ciprés y manzanilla. - See link

 

More information about Astringent in other websites
Definition of Astringent in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Astringent in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Astringent - See link.
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