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1

What is a purgative?

A strong acting laxative that promotes evacuation of bowel contents

2

What is an expectorant?

A substance that encourages the removal of mucus from the lungs

3

What is a diuretic?

A substance that increases the output of urine

4

What is a diaphoretic?

A substance that helps to manage a fever, often by promoting sweating

5

What cooling method was an exception to the heating = increasing vitality rule?

Digestion stimulation

Note* digestion was regarded as cooling because of the shift in blood flow from the periphery to the core. Yet improving digestion could be regarded as increasing vitality by improving absorption of nutrients.

6

What is an aperitif?

An alcoholic drink consumed before or after a meal to improve appetite and digestion

7

What type of herbs are known as the classic digestive remedies?

Bitter herbs

8

What is the name of the class of herbs that include the following: Korean ginseng, Siberian ginseng, Withania and Rhodiola.

Adaptogens

9

A tonic including St Mary's Thistle and Dandelion root can be used to support which body tissue?

Liver and hepatobiliary system
Note* Hepatobiliary system includes liver, gallbladder and bile ducts

10

A tonic including Hawthorn can be used to support which body system?

Cardiovascular

11

A tonic including Elecampane can be used to support which body tissue?

The chest

12

A tonic including Astragalus and Echinacea can be used to support which body system?

The immune system

13

A tonic including Chaste tree can be used to support which body system?

Female reproductive system

14

A tonic including Saw palmetto can be used to support which body tissue?

Prostate

15

What is an emetic

A substance that causes vomiting

16

A tonic including Sarsparilla can be used to support which body tissue?

Male reproductive system