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Ingredient Glossary: X-Z

Xantham Gum
A sugary compound made by mixing aged sugars with a certain kind of bacteria. It is used for medicine.
Also known as: Bacterial Polysaccharide, Corn Sugar Gum, Goma Xantana, Gomme Xanthane, Xanthan, Xanthomonas campestris.
A lichen.
Also known as: X. scarbosa, Xanthoparmelia scarbosa.
A naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. It is extracted from birch wood for medicine
Also known as:Birch Sugar, E967, Meso-Xylitol, Méso-Xylitol, Sucre de Bouleau, Xilitol, Xylit, Xylite, Xylo-pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol.
An herb. The above ground pieces are used to make medicine.
Also known as:Achilee, Achillea, Achillea borealis, Achillea lanulosa, Achillea magna, Achillea millefolium, Achillée, Acuilee, Band Man's Plaything, Bauchweh, Birangasifa, Birangasipha, Biranjasipha, Bloodwort, Carpenter's Weed, Civan Percemi, Common Yarrow, Devil's Nettle, Devil's Plaything, Erba Da Cartentieri, Erba Da Falegname, Gandana, Gemeine Schafgarbe, Green Arrow, Herbe Aux Charpentiers, Katzenkrat, Milefolio, Milenrama, Milfoil Millefeuille, Millefolium, Millefolii Flos, Millefolii Herba, Millegoglie, Noble Yarrow, Nosebleed, Old Man's Pepper, Rajmari, Roga Mari, Sanguinary, Soldier's Wound Wort, Staunchweed, Tausendaugbram, Thousand-Leaf, Wound Wort, Yarrow Essential Oil.
Yellow Dock
An herb. The root is used as medicine.
Also known as:Acedera, Amalvelas, Broad-Leaved Dock, Chukkah, Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Field Sorrel, Lengua de Vaca, Narrow Dock, Romaza, Rumex, Rumex Crispus, Rumex Obstusifolius, Sheep Sorrel, Sour Dock, Yellowdock.
Yellow Lupin
An herb. The above ground pieces and seeds are used to make medicine.
Also known as:Hasenklee, Lupin Jaune, Lupinus luteus.
Yellow Toadflax
An herb. The whole plant is used to make medicine,
Also known as:Brideweed, Butter and Eggs, Buttered Hayhocks, Calves' Snout, Churnstaff, Devil's Head, Devil's Ribbon, Doggies, Dragon-Bushes, Eggs and Bacon, Eggs and Collops, Flaxweed, Fluelli, Gallwort, Larkspur Lion's Mouth, Linaria, Linaria vulgaris, Monkey Flower, Pattens and Clogs, Pedlar's Basket, Pennywort, Rabbits, Ramsted, Toadpipe, Wild Snapdragon, Yellow Rod.
Yerba Mansa
An herb. The root and rhizome are used to make medicine.
Also known as:Anemia californica, Anemopsis californica, Lizard's Tail, Swamp Root, Yerba Manza.
Yerba Santa
An herb. The leaf is used to make medicine.
Also known as:Bear's Weed, Consumptive's Weed, Eriodictyon, Eriodictyon californicum, Eriodictyon glutinosum, Gum Bush, Gum Plant, Hierba Santa, Holy Herb, Holy Weed, Mountain Balm, Sacred Herb, Tarweed, Wigandia californicum.
A tree. The bark, branch tips, and needles are used to make medicine.
Also known as:Chinwood, Common Yew, English Yew, Himalayan Yew, If de l'Ouest, Pacific Yew, Taleespatra, Talispatra, Taxus bacatta, Taxus brevifolia, Western Yew.
Yin Chen
An herb. The above ground pieces are used to make medicine.
Also known as:Armoise Capillaire, Artemisia capillaris, Artemisia Officinalis, Artemisia scoparia, Capillary Wormwood, Chiu, In Chen, Inchin-Ko-To, Inchinko, Injin, Kawara-Yomogi, Kyunchinho, Rumput Roman, Shih Yin Ch'en, Yin Ch'en, Yin Ch'en Hao, Yin Chen Hao, Yin-Chen Wormwood.
Ylang Ylang Iol
Made from the flowers of the herb Cangana odorata genuina.
Also known as:Cananga odorata genuina, Canangium odoratum genuina, Ylang Ylang, Ylang Ylang Huile.
Milk that has been fermented with various bacteria. Used as medicine.
Also known as:Acidophilus Milk, Bulgarian Yogurt, Cultured Milk, Live Culture Yogurt, Probiotic, Yaourt, Yoghurt, Yogur, Yogourt.
An evergreen tree that is found in Zaire, Cameroon, and Gabon. The bark of is used to make medicine.
Also known as:11-hydroxy Yohimbine, Alpha Yohimbine HCl, Coryanthe Yohimbe, Corynanthe johimbi, Corynanthe yohimbi, Johimbi, Pausinystalia yohimbe, Pausinystalia johimbe, Yohimbehe, Yohimbehe cortex, Yohimbine, Yohimbine HCl.
A tree. Used to make medicine.
Also known as:Adam's Needle, Aloe Yucca, Bear Grass, Dagger Plant, Joshua Tree, Mohave Yucca, Mojave Yucca, Our-Lord's-Candle, Soapweed, Spanish Bayonet, Yuca, Yucca aloifolia, Yucca angustifolia, Yucca arborescens, Yucca brevifolia, Yucca filamentosa, Yucca glauca, Yucca mohavensis, Yucca schidigera, Yucca whipplei.
A plant. The rhizome is used to make medicine.
Also known as:Amomum zedoaria, Cedoaria, Cetoal, Curcuma zedoaria, E-Zhu, Indian Arrowroot, Kua, Round Zedoary, Sati, Shati, Temu Kuning, Temu Putih, Zedoaire, Zédoaire, Zedoaria, Zedoarie rhizoma, Zedoary Oil, Zedoary Turmeric, Zedoary Turmeric Oil, Zitwer, Zitwerwirtzelstock, ZTO.
A metal. It is called an "essential trace element" because small amounts are necessary for human health.
Also known as:Acétate de Zinc, Acexamate de Zinc, Aspartate de Zinc, Atomic Number 30, Chlorure de Zinc, Citrate de Zinc, Gluconate de Zinc, Méthionine de Zinc, Monométhionine de Zinc, Numéro Atomique 30, Orotate de Zinc, Oxyde de Zinc, Picolinate de Zinc, Pyrithione de Zinc, Sulfate de Zinc, Zinc Acetate, Zinc Acexamate, Zinc Aspartate, Zinc Chloride, Zinc Citrate, Zinc Difumarate Hydrate, Zinc Gluconate, Zinc Methionine, Zinc Monomethionine, Zinc Murakab, Zinc Orotate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Picolinate, Zinc Pyrithione, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Sulphate, Zincum Aceticum, Zincum Gluconicum, Zincum Metallicum, Zincum Valerianicum, Zn.

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