Flashcards in Lesson 3: The Principals Of Herbal Treatment Deck (16):
What is a purgative?
A strong acting laxative that promotes evacuation of bowel contents
What is an expectorant?
A substance that encourages the removal of mucus from the lungs
What is a diuretic?
A substance that increases the output of urine
What is a diaphoretic?
A substance that helps to manage a fever, often by promoting sweating
What cooling method was an exception to the heating = increasing vitality rule?
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.
What is an aperitif?
An alcoholic drink consumed before or after a meal to improve appetite and digestion
What type of herbs are known as the classic digestive remedies?
What is the name of the class of herbs that include the following: Korean ginseng, Siberian ginseng, Withania and Rhodiola.
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
A tonic including Hawthorn can be used to support which body system?
A tonic including Elecampane can be used to support which body tissue?
A tonic including Astragalus and Echinacea can be used to support which body system?
The immune system
A tonic including Chaste tree can be used to support which body system?
Female reproductive system
A tonic including Saw palmetto can be used to support which body tissue?
What is an emetic
A substance that causes vomiting