Medicinal Herbs - Qp2

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Medicinal Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Harvesting roots, allow the aerial parts to die down, as this results in the valuable chemicals in the aerial parts returning to the roots.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The drying procedure for roots includes:  (Select three)
    • A. 

      Carefully lift plant from ground

    • B. 

      Wash roots thoroughly to remove all soil

    • C. 

      Heat oven on half power, then turn off

    • D. 

      Leave for 12-16 hours depending on root size

    • E. 

      Keep in an airtight jar to reduce moisture reabsorption

  • 3. 
    Older, fresh leaves are preferable, and they should be harvested when dry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The best time to gather flowers is in the morning when fully open, after any dew has dried and before pests begin to gather.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The drying process for flowers includes:  (Select four)
    • A. 

      Carefully gather flowers, either individually or whilst attached to stems

    • B. 

      Large flowers - cut heads from stalks and place on a paper-lined tray in a warm place, turning each day

    • C. 

      Tie in small bunches, 5 - 10 stems

    • D. 

      Remove all petals from the central parts discarding any unwanted parts

    • E. 

      After a few days test for dryness

  • 6. 
    Harvesting seeds should be carried out only when seedheads are nearly dry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Harvesting fruits should be carried out only when berries are dry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The term "sap" refers to the circulating juice of a living plant, which should only be harvested in spring to minimise damage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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