Herbs 206 Diaphoretics - The Herbs That Make You Sweat!

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  • 1. 
    True or False: Diaphoretics can be combined with most herbs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    True or False: Of the diaphoretics we studied, only yarrow is also a cholagogue.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or False: Both sage and spearmint are nervines as well as diaphoretics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Diaphoretics can be helpful when:
    • A. 

      The pores are closed

    • B. 

      The blood is overloaded with toxins

    • C. 

      There is fever

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following herbs belong to the Asteraceae (formerly Compositae) family?
    • A. 

      Sage and spearmint

    • B. 

      Chamomile and yarrow

    • C. 

      Thyme and sage

    • D. 

      Spearmint and chamomile

  • 6. 
    Which if the following herbs belong to the Lamiaceae (formerly Labiatae) family?
    • A. 

      Thyme

    • B. 

      Sage

    • C. 

      Spearmint

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Which of the following diaphoretic herbs is more likely to cause allergic reactions, particularly in people with hayfever?
    • A. 

      Chamomile

    • B. 

      Sage

    • C. 

      Yarrow

    • D. 

      Both a and c

  • 8. 
    Which diaphoretic is also a styptic, making it helpful for hemorrhoids?
    • A. 

      Yarrow

    • B. 

      Sage

    • C. 

      Chamomile

    • D. 

      Thyme

  • 9. 
    Which diaphoretic is contraindicated in lactation, as it might dry up the milk supply?
    • A. 

      Chamomile

    • B. 

      Sage

    • C. 

      Spearmint

    • D. 

      Yarrow

  • 10. 
    Which diaphoretic herb is NOT contraindicated during pregnancy?
    • A. 

      Yarrow

    • B. 

      Thyme

    • C. 

      Sage

    • D. 

      Spearmint

  • 11. 
    Which if the following is the correct Latin binomial or scientific name for Roman chamomile?
    • A. 

      Chamaemelum nobile

    • B. 

      Anthemis nobilis

    • C. 

      Matricaria recutita

    • D. 

      Both a and b are correct

  • 12. 
    Which of the following herbs has chamazulene as one of its active constituents?
    • A. 

      Sage

    • B. 

      Chamomile

    • C. 

      Thyme

    • D. 

      Spearmint

  • 13. 
    Salvia is the correct genus name for which of the following herbs?
    • A. 

      Thyme

    • B. 

      Sage

    • C. 

      Sagebrush

    • D. 

      Both b and c are correct.

  • 14. 
    Which mild diaphoretic is a helpful remedy for colic in babies due to its carminative action?
    • A. 

      Sage

    • B. 

      Spearmint

    • C. 

      Yarrow

    • D. 

      Chamomile

    • E. 

      Both spearmint and chamomile

  • 15. 
    Diaphoretics can be combined with _________, such as cayenne, ginger, or mustard to increase the diaphoretic action.
    • A. 

      Nervines

    • B. 

      Stimulants

    • C. 

      Cathartics

    • D. 

      Emmenagogues

  • 16. 
    The addition of a relaxing ______ such as lemon balm, peppermint or valerian, will help to relax tissues, open the pores and assist the expelling action.
    • A. 

      Nervine

    • B. 

      Stimulant

    • C. 

      Cathartic

    • D. 

      Emmenagogue

  • 17. 
    If any of the diaphoretic herbs we study are not available, which of the following herbs have a diaphoretic action?
    • A. 

      Peppermint

    • B. 

      Catnip

    • C. 

      Echinacea

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Which herb has a number of cultivated varieties including lemon, orange, silver, caraway and pennyroyal?
    • A. 

      Sage

    • B. 

      Chamomile

    • C. 

      Thyme

    • D. 

      Yarrow

  • 19. 
    This herb is common at the seashore, high desert, fields and cities, and is also called milfoil.
    • A. 

      Sage

    • B. 

      Chamomile

    • C. 

      Thyme

    • D. 

      Yarrow

  • 20. 
    Which herb should not be confused with pineapple weed, which grows commonly in the US?
    • A. 

      Sage

    • B. 

      Chamomile

    • C. 

      Thyme

    • D. 

      Yarrow

  • 21. 
    Complete the following sentence: “Diaphoretics should not be used with _________ herbs, as the two actions would result in an excessive loss of fluid.”
  • 22. 
    __________, when used hot, will raise the body's temperature and produce perspiration by opening the pores of the skin. This diaphoretic action plus its antiviral action makes it an excellent remedy for feverish colds. It combines well with elderflowers and peppermint. Hint: You can use either the common or Latin binomial name here.
  • 23. 
    ___________’s antiseptic and disinfectant actions are particularly valuable, as it does not irritate the mucus membrane as carbolic acid does. Hint: You can use either the common or Latin binomial name here.
  • 24. 
    ________ is an excellent diaphoretic when used hot. However, care should be taken that the client is kept warm to avoid any possibility of chill. A cold infusion is an effective astringent, checking excessive perspiration and night sweats. It is also a soothing gargle for sore throats. Hint: You can use either the common or Latin binomial name here.
  • 25. 
    __________ is a popular culinary herb with a mild but effective diaphoretic action that makes it suitable for infants, young children, and very weak clients. Hint: You can use either the common or Latin binomial name here.
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