The Potential Benefits of Popular Herbal Supplements


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A medicine called digoxin was isolated from a plant called:

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1. St. John's Wort may help:

2. Flaxseed may:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

St. John's Wort is an herb that may have health benefits for us. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of commonly used herbal supplements and the health benefits they may have.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review:

  • Medicinal Digoxin
  • St. John's Wort
  • Flaxseed
  • Echinacea
  • Ginkgo

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz combo will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall- access your knowledge of herbal supplements
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the possible curative effects of supplements
  • Information recall - access the insight you've gained regarding a type of medicine derived from a plant

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effects of herbal supplements, review the accompanying lesson, The Potential Benefits of Popular Herbal Supplements. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the definition of an herb
  • Identify the most popularly-used herbs on the market and understand why they're used
  • Describe the possible health benefits of cranberry juice, green tea, garlic and milk thistle
  • Understand why herbal supplement use is risky