An herb that induces involuntary perspiration, which helps to cool the body, reduce fever and promotes the excretion of toxins from your system through the skin.
The term is derived from Greek word meaning “I carry through,” to denote that these herbs help to carry heat and energy throughout the body, promoting elimination through the skin. Diaphoretic herbs are beneficial in herbal remedies for colds, flu, fever and detoxifying preparations.
Also called: Sudorific
- Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
- Elder (Sambucus nigra)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale).
- Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
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