What are Diaphoretic?

Diaphoretics produce or promote sweating. They help the skin eliminate waste from the body. Major ways in which our bodies can clean and ensure a harmonious inner environment. Diaphoretics produce sweat during fevers to help alleviate and cool the body down during infection.

Relaxing Diaphoretics: used when a person has a fever but they are not sweating. They may have a red face, be tense or restless. These herbs may increase peripheral circulation to release the exterior and open the pores.

Herbal Examples:

Stimulating Diaphoretics: used when a person has a fever but they’re chilled and are shivering. These spicy herbs support the body's need to increase its internal temperature.

Herbal Examples:

  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

  • Bee Balm (Monarda fistulosa)

  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

  • Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)