herbal medicine

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of herbal medicine

1 : the art or practice of using herbs and herbal preparations to maintain health and to prevent, alleviate, or cure disease
2 : a plant or plant part or an extract or mixture of these used in herbal medicine

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First Known Use of herbal medicine

1848

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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herbal medicine

noun

medical Definition of herbal medicine

1 : the art or practice of using herbs and herbal remedies to maintain health and to prevent, alleviate, or cure disease called also herbalism

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