herbal medicine

noun

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

Examples of herbal medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its centerpiece is the Friends Store, a gathering place that once sold food, gas and even ginseng, which was used as an herbal medicine. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 Botany, geography, astronomy, herbal medicine and wildlife biology all factored into her ability to survive and guide others to safety. Liza Weisstuch, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Mar. 2022 The shingles vaccine is very safe, but no vaccine, like no drug, supplement or herbal medicine, is 100% safe. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2021 Anansi and Br’er Rabbit get their way through clever dissembling, despite being smaller and physically weaker than their compatriots; conjurers use sorcery and a knowledge of their more literal roots: herbal medicine. New York Times, 10 Nov. 2021 His practice at Meridian offers services like acupuncture, massages, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, herbal medicine, cupping therapy and more. Gabrielle Bunton, The Courier-Journal, 10 Aug. 2021 Rarely known, both plants were used and documented some 5,000 years ago by the father of modern herbal medicine Emperor Shen Nung. Jackie Bryant, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Kratom is a tropical evergreen plant native to Southeast Asia frequently used in herbal medicine. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 3 Sep. 2021 His practice at Meridian offers services like acupuncture, massages, yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, herbal medicine, cupping therapy and more. Gabrielle Bunton, The Courier-Journal, 10 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of herbal medicine

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of herbal medicine was in 1829

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14 Apr 2022

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“Herbal medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbal%20medicine. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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