herbal medicine

noun

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

Examples of herbal medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of the session, the acupuncturist may also recommend other treatments, including lifestyle changes and herbal medicine, to complement the acupuncture therapy. USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 The nonalcoholic El Diablo is made with panax ginseng, which is used in herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, plus NA tequila, fresh lime juice, black currant syrup, ginger beer, disco inferno and bolivar bitters ($9). Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 The garden also recently held a pop-up Caribbean herbal medicine workshop, a pop-up foraging walk and a pop-up tropical plant sale. Allana Haynes, Baltimore Sun, 30 Jan. 2024 Another outbreak occurred in 2017 in Poland among workers at an herbal medicine company. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 26 June 2023 Benefits of Camu Camu Foodie and herbal medicine communities alike have taken notice of camu camu, as this berry is packed with all kinds of benefits. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 June 2023 Previous herbal medicine knowledge or experience is not necessary to attend. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2023 Think of acupuncture and herbal medicine as a package deal, coming together to correct the root dysfunction in your body. Jackie Martin, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 July 2022 When Chinese farmers over the years came across odd bones and shells in fields 300 miles south of Beijing, the relics often ended up in markets, sold as herbal medicine or even as dragon bones, boasting magical properties. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of herbal medicine was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Herbal medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbal%20medicine. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

herbal medicine

noun
1
: the practice of using plants or preparations containing plant products to maintain health and to prevent or treat illness or disease
2
: a preparation consisting of or made from plants that is used medicinally

Medical Definition

herbal medicine

noun
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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