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Which is most stimulant:

a) Cornsilk
b) Uva ursi
c) Juniper
d) Couch Grass
c) juniper
A diaphoretic
relates to what body system specifically?
Cardiovascular
What is:


Equisteum arvense?
Horsetail
Equestrian
Licorice root is useful in treating what organ specifically?
Adrenal glands.
T/F

Hawthorn may potentiate the action of cardiac glycosides
True
name 2 herbs that help lower blood pressure
Hawthorn.
garlic.
Ginger.
Lime flowers.
Prickly ash.
What is:


Eupatorium perfoliatum?
Boneset
Go to a eupatorium to set a bone perfectly
What action do the following herbs have in common?

Marshmallow, Slippery Elm Bark, Licorice, Comfrey, Corn Silk, Chickweed.
They are all

Demulcents
Describe passionflowers dosage rating and explain.
Passion flower is a low dose herb due to the presence of alkaloids.
What herb would be useful to a client coming off cortisone therapy?
Licorice, as it is an adrenal tonic with hormone precursors.
What is the latin binomial for:

Horsechestnut
Aesculum hippocastanum
What action do the follwing herbs have in common?

Barberry, Gentian, Golden Seal, Dandelion Root, Centaury, Wormwood.
They are all


Bitters
What is the latin binomial for:

Cornsilk
Zeya Mays
A demulcent
relates to what body system specifically?
mucous membranes and hollow organs
T/F

hypericum perforatum has antiviral properties
True
What part of Sasparilla is used?
Root.
Why would you prescribe elecampane to a heavy smoker?
Elecampane is a STIMULATING EXPECTORANT, and will help cough up tar and mucus. Charming.
What is:

Achillea millefolium?
yarrow
Aesculum Hippocastanum's primary site of action is...
the cardiovascular system. Arteries.
Cornsilk should be used with caution in the LONG term, in relation to what Pharmaceutical?
Diuretics.
What actions do these herbs have in common?

Yarrow, Boneset, Golden Rod, Elder flower, Lime Flowers, Catnip.
They are all


Diaphoretics and anti-pyretics
What part do we use of:

Scutellaria laterifolia?
Whole herb
What is the latin binomial for:

Gota kola
Centella asiatica
An adaptogen
relates to what body system specifically?
Endocrine
Which vine helps insomnia and restless sleep?
Passionflower
T/F

Withania somnifera is effective in both male and female reproductive systems
True
What is:

Aesculum hippocastanum?
Horsechestnut
A hippo crossed with a horse, with a cast on him.
What action is this?
It relaxes smooth muscle, is antispasmodic and relaxant.
Carminative
T/F

Hawthorn berries increase the heart rate?
False
Name 2 antilithic herbs
Gravel root
Uva Ursi
Dandelion
Cornsilk
Couch grass
Horsetail
What is the latin binomial for:

Chickweed?
Stellaria media
What is the latin binomial for:

White Horehound
Marubium vulagre
white vulgar whore.
What is:

Achillea millefolium?
Yarrow
An archer named achilles, shoots an arrow into millions of followers.
What is:

Althea officinalis?
Marshmellow
What is a carminative?
Relaxes smooth muscle.
Antispasmodic.
Which part od Stellaria meda is used?
Whole plant
What action do the following herbs share?

Korean Ginseng, Siberian ginseng, Gotu Kola, Withania.
They are all

Adaptogens
What is:

Hypericum perforatium
St John's wort
John's hyper wart perforates his skin.
name a nervine seratonin herb
St John's wort -Hypericum perfolatium.
Name a herb that is expectorant and antimicrobial
Thyme - thymus vulgaris
elacampene - inula helenium
What is the latin binomial for:

Prickly Ash
Zanthozylum americanum
What are 3 major actions of ginger?
Periperal vasodilator (Circ stimulant)
Carminative
Diaphoretic
Anti emetic
Anti inflammatory
What action do the following herbs have in common?

Elecampene, White Horehound, Mullein, Thyme, Sundew, Grindelia.
They are all

Expectorants and anti catarrhals/ Lymphatics
An expectorant
relates to what body system specifically?
Respiratory system
What is the latin binomial for:

German Chamomile?
Matricaria recutitia
What is:

Matricaria recutita?
German chamomile
A matriachal german recruits.
What is the latin binomial for:

St John's Wort
Hypericum perforatum
john's wart is hyper. it perforates his skin.
T/F

Centella asiatica is Dong Quai
False
What is:

Zanthozylum americanum?
Prickly ash.
What action do the following herbs have in common?

Ginger, Prickly Ash, Garlic, Hawthorn, Bayberry, Horsechestnut.
They are all

Circulatory tonics and stimulants.
T/F

the astringent action of herbs can improve the tone of blood vessels and walls
True
What is the latin binomial for:

Golden seal?
Hydrastis canadensis
T/F

Althea officinalis is high in mucilage and has an antiseptic action
False
What is the latin binomial for:

Vervain
Verbena officinalis
What is the latin binomial for:

Scullcap
Scullelaria laterifolia
What part do we use of:

Equisetum arvense
Sterile stems
What are the major actions for:

Panax ginseng?
Tonic
anti inflammatory
immunomodulating
adrenal agent
anabolic
yang
What is:

Glycyrrhiza glabra?
Licorice
Glycerine. Glucose.
What is the latin binomial for:

Thyme
Thymus vulgaris
What is:

Thymus vulgaris?
Thyme
A vulgar time is a good thyme.
What action do the following herbs have in common?

German Chamomile, Skullcap, St John's Wort, Valerian, passion Flower, Vervain.
They are all

Nervines/ Nervous restoratives
What part do we use of:

Symphytum officinalis?
Whole herb
What is the latin binomial for:

Ginger
Zingiber officinalis
What is the latin binomial for:

Comfrey
Symphytum officinalis
What is:

Juniperus communis?
Juniper
A community on Jupiter
A diuretic
relates to what body system specifically?
kidney
What is the latin binomial for:

Marshmellow
Althea officinalis
Yarrow, Hawthorn and chamomile all contain what common constituent?
Bioflavinoids
Flowers and berries contain these!
Which would you use a stimulating expectorant for:
a) whooping cough
b) asthma
c) Gastritis
d) emphysema
d) emphysema
What are 2 major actions of Thymus vulgaris?
Antibacterial.
Carminative.
Stimulant.
Antiseptic.
What part do we use of:

Zea mays
Silk - style and stigma
What action do the following herbs have in common?

Juniper Berries, Uva Ursi, Buchu, Horsetail, Couch Grass, Dandelion Leaf.
They are all

Diuretics
What is:

Zeya Mays
Cornsilk
Corn and Maize
What action do the following herbs have in common?

Burdock, Red Clover, Nettle leaf, Sarsparilla, Yellow Dock, Blue Flag
The are all


Alteratives/Depuratives/Blood Cleansers
Boneset helps __________ the body during fever.
Cool.
Use of chamomile is ________ in the long term.
Safe.
T/F

Centella asiatica is an adaptogen?
True
What is:

Symphytum officinalis?
Comfrey
A symphony is comforting when you have a symptom.
T/F

A hypnotic herb relieves muscle spasms
True
What is the latin binomial for:

Horsetail
Equisetum arvense
A demulcent herb will always contain which component?
Mucilage
What is:

Centella asiatica?
Gota kola
Return a cent per cola bottle in asia.
What part do we use of:

Agropyrons repens?
Rhizome (runners)
What is:

Verbena officinalis?
Vervain
Ben is officially anal and very vain.
What are the major actions for:

Hawthorn?
CV tonic
Hypotensive
anticoagulant
cardiac regulator
What is:

White Horehound
Marubium vulgare
Vulgar white whore.
What is the latin binomial for:

Couch Grass
Argopyron repens
What is:

Agropyron repens?
Couch Grass
What is the latin binomial for:

Licorice?
Glycyrrhiza glabra
T/F

Matricaria recrutita helps decrease stomach hyperacidity
True
T/F

taking Verbena officinalis can increase the heart rate
False
T/F

Scullcap is antispasmodic and anticonvulsant.
true
What is:

Stellaria media?
Chickweed
A chick called Stella smokes weed in the media.
T/F

Ulmus Fulva (slippery elm) can be used as an easily assimilated food source.
True
T/F

Trifolium pratense is a depurative
True
T/F

Uva Ursi is a potent urinary antiseptic when the urine is alkaline
True
What is the latin binomial for:

Boneset?
Eupatorium perfoliatum
T/F

Horehound has and expectorant action
True
T/F

Slippery elm soothes and protects
True
T/F

Prickly ash has blood thinning properties
True
T/F

Ginger can help relieve pain of stomach ulcers.
True
What action do both of these herbs possess?

Dong Quai & Damiana
they are both classed as


Tonics!
List 2 herbal actions used for asthma
Antismasmodic
Relaxing expectorant
anti allergenic
nervine
anti asthmatic
smooth muscle relaxant
What is:

Scutellaria laterifolia?
Scullcap
Scuttle over the lattice and find a skull
T/F

The antimicrobial of Grindellia is more potent than Thyme
False
T/F

valerian can increase the quality and length of sleep
True
What do nervous system trophorestoratives do?
They restore cell sturcture. improve structure and function of the nervous system, and replenish and tone nerves.
T/F

the antimicrobial action of thyme is more potent than grindellia
True
T/F

Comfrey encourages broken bones to knit together
True
What are 3 indications for nervous system trophorestoratives?
Anxiety & stress
insomnia
restlessness
MS
OCD's
Nervous breakdown
What is:

Zingiber officinalis?
Ginger
What nervine herb can treat constipation and diarrhoea?
german chamomile
T/F

Catnip is a relaxing diaphoretic
True
What 2 herbs could be used as a holistic treatment for depression?
Damiana
St Johns Wort
What are 3 Symptoms of licorice toxicity?
K+ loss
Decreased male libido
Diarrhoea
Shortness of breath.
Pulsing headache
What are 3 urinary antiseptic herbs?
*Uva ursi
*Buchu
*Juniper berries
Cornsilk
Horsetail
Couch grass

*Best answer
What is:


Hydrastis canadensis?
Golden seal
A golden seal jumps out of the water in canada
What are 2 actions of chickweed on the skin?
Emollient
Vulneary
Anti puritic
anti inflammatory
What are the major actions for:

German Chamomile?
Nervine
Digestive (bitter tonic)
What are the major actions for:

Yarrow?
Diaphoretic
alterative
diuretic
bitter
What action do the following herbs all have in common?

Angelica, Turmeric, Fennel, Medowsweet, Feverfew, Fringe Tree.
they are all

Digestives