Introduction to Herbalism – Herbal Actions – Quiz

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Introduction to Herbalism - Herbal Actions - Quiz
You'll need to correctly answer at least 14 of the 17 questions below (at least 80%) to progress to the next lesson.
Question #1: Adaptogens are used to encourage health and well-being. Fundamentally their action is one that enhances the body's adaptability, and this enables the body to avoid reaching a point of collapse or becoming over-stressed. Adaptogens have a general toning effect. They provide an advantage within a specific organ such as the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems.
Question #2: These herbs will eliminate or expel worms from the digestive system. Several can be quite poisonous and deadly in higher doses and are no longer available for medical herbalism. Many of these compounds or singles are generally found in health food stores, etc. This term additionally covers herbs with vermifuge and anti-parasitic actions.
Question #3: Anti-lithic herbs
Question #4: Astringents will often offer a tightening feeling in the mouth, like wine, or strong black tea. This tightening of the tissue of the mouth is the astringent action of the plant at work. Astringents are also called Styptics. These are remedies that comprise of constituents that have a binding action on mucous membranes, skin, and other exposed tissues.
Question #5: These herbs are herbal solutions that are rich in volatile oils. Through their action, the digestive system is stimulated to work correctly and with ease by regulating and managing gut contractions. These main herbs action is to soothe and calm the gut, through easing griping pains and assisting in the elimination of gas from the digestive tract.
Question #6: This type of nervine: cause stimulation to the nervous system, and not very often needed in our current society. In most cases, it is more relevant to stimulate the body's natural vitality with the help of adaptogens, nervine or digestive tonics — these act by increasing natural balance and therefore have a much more profound and longer-lasting effect. A difficulty commonly stimulants (such as coffee) is that they have a variety of side effects and can themselves cause many problems like anxiety and tension.
Question #7: These are broad action herbs whose remedies will both strengthen and enliven a particular organ or the whole body. When citing an organ system, they are often called as Trophorestoratives. Tonics often have safe long-term usage applications.
Question #8: Acrid- These herbs have a hot, bitter taste. They can cause heat or irritation when applied to the skin.
Question #9: Antibilious: These are herbs that work to inhibit the growth of bacteria or to destroy it.
Question #10: Emetic- These are herbs that induce vomiting.
Question #11: Laxative- These herbs work to promote bowel movement and offer relief from constipation.
Question #12: Oxytocic-This is an herbal substance that stimulates the appetite.
Question #13: Spasmolytic- These herbs work to reduce or relieve smooth muscle spasms.
Question #14: These herbs work to help calm or sedate the nervous system. These herbs can work to reduce stress and nervousness throughout the body. Lots of different herbs are considered sedatives, and some are often described as nervine relaxants, hypnotics, or antispasmodics.
Question #15: These are herbs that will increase the flow of breast-milk in a lactating person. They do this safely without forcing any hormonal pressure on the body.
Question #16: Aphrodisiac- These herbs work to stimulate the sexual organs and stimulate sexual desire.
Question #17: Amenagogue- These herbs work to stimulate and normalize menstrual flow. This can also include herbs that work as tonics on the female reproductive system.