herbal

noun
herb·​al | \ ˈ(h)ər-bəl How to pronounce herbal (audio) \

Definition of herbal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a book about plants especially with reference to their medicinal properties
2 archaic : herbarium sense 1

herbal

adjective

Definition of herbal (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, utilizing, or made of herbs

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

While many people have turned to herbals like gingko, St. John's Wort, and black cohash, Shen says these haven't been proven to be effective. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "How Long Does Menopause Last?," 6 Sep. 2018 If the traditional glass of warm milk is not your cup of tea, head for the herbals. Karen Campbell, BostonGlobe.com, "Trouble sleeping? Let your senses be your guide," 12 July 2018 There’s no data at all that suggests that any herbals, any supplements, will treat influenza or modify the course of the disease. Andy Marso, kansascity, "What’s a parent to do about this record-setting flu? Here’s what you should know," 28 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

They're sold as an herbal supplement, most often in capsule or powder that can be mixed with liquid. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "Kratom: It's legal in Michigan and people are using it to get high. Here's what to know," 2 July 2019 Handmade herbal apothecary products are available in each bathroom, and a cocktail hour with nibbles in the front parlor gives off a joyous feel in the afternoons. Ariel Okin, Vogue, "8 Romantic Winter Weekend Getaways From New York City," 29 Dec. 2018 The largest variation in quality comes with herbal products and complex formulations, like multivitamins and prenatal supplements. Peter Andrey Smith, Outside Online, "Don't Trust the Label on Your Supplements," 5 July 2018 The event will feature children's activities, an artisan marketplace, herbal products, henna tattoos, and chair massages. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 12 June 2018 Herb Society of Wisconsin: Herb Fair with herbal gardening products and informative lectures, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19, Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's going on in Milwaukee this week: May 18-24," 17 May 2018 With the help of local politicians and believers, Harpalani soon oversaw a vast empire of about 400 ashrams and businesses selling various herbal products and publishing dozens of books of his spiritual teachings. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Prominent Indian guru gets a life sentence for raping a teenager," 25 Apr. 2018 Buy Photo About 20 customers a day walk through the doors of Holy Smokes, a vape and smoke shop in Philadelphia, looking to buy kratom, the herbal product derived from the leaves of a Southeast Asian tree. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Is kratom a safe herbal remedy or a dangerous opioid?," 20 Mar. 2018 Others hope for regulatory change, arguing that the road to market is too costly and unwieldy for a cheap herbal product. The Economist, "Britain’s stringent rules on medical cannabis harm patients," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of herbal

Noun

1516, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1612, in the meaning defined above

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herbal

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of herbal

: made of or relating to herbs

herbal

noun
herb·​al | \ ˈ(h)ər-bəl How to pronounce herbal (audio) \

Medical Definition of herbal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a book about plants especially with reference to their medical properties

herbal

adjective

Medical Definition of herbal (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or made of herbs

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