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Medicinal Plants

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Medicinal Plants game quiz
"A great of medicines are derived frome plants, how well-informed are you in the history of medicinal plants?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Approximately, what percentage of all prescription made for drugs in the USA are derived from plants?
    12-24
    25-50
    85-100
    0


2. In the Rig Veda, Aryuvedic medicine describes treating snakebites with reserpine. What plant is reserpine derived from?
    Answer: (One Word)


3. Foxglove (digitalis purpurea) can aid in the tone and rythmn of the heart. What is the primary ingredient which is so conducive to the heart?
    glycosides
    diginin
    digitoxin
    digitonin


4. Cinchona, feverbark, was nearly made extinct from over-collection of it in the Andes jungles. What disease was it used to cure?
    mumps
    leprosy
    malaria
    Plague


5. Americans consume over 80 million tablets of aspirin a year. What plant does it originate from?
    Snakeroot
    Kukui
    Periwinkle
    Willow tree


6. Queen Anne's Lace was used in the past for abortion and contraception. What is the active ingredient which makes this plant so efficacious?
    tannin
    ferujol
    terpenes
    taxol


7. What plant filled the court rooms and hospital during the spread of Yersina pestis...it was believed the terpenes inside this plant stopped the 'bug' in its tracks?
    Datura
    Pavaver
    Artemisia
    Asclepias


8. What is the substance in soybeans thought to stop blood-flow to cancer cells, hence crippling the spread of cancer?
    campothecin
    genistein
    thymol
    thujones


9. What plant did the colonists in the 13 colonies brew for tea, after the Boston Tea Party?
    Bee balm
    Veronia amygdala
    Papaver somniferum
    wormweed


10. What did the Incas call the 'divine plant'?
    Meconium
    Echinacea
    Brugmansia
    Erythroxylon


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Compiled Jun 28 12