The word diaphoretic is an alternative term meaning the same as sudorific.
In both cases, the terms diaphoretic and sudorific are used to refer to therapeutic agents - including natural substances such as herbs, oils, or essences, or conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that cause sweating.
The word "sudorific" still appears in many older texts but is gradually being replaced by the word "diaphoretic" in modern medical textbooks.
The definitions in this section are of words used to refer to the actions (effects) of both pharmaceutical drugs and natural remedies. For information about specific oils, herbs, and remedies that might have properties including some of the actions mentioned in this section, see other parts of this website. For example, the pages about Aromatherapy Essential Oils, Bach Flower Remedies, Herbalism, Homeopathic Remedies, Homeopathy and Massage Carrier Oils.