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.
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Elderflower (Sambucus nigra)
Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Linden (Tilia spp.)
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.