herb·​al·​ism ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce herbalism (audio)

Examples of herbalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the first book by an Asian American author to explore the intersection of American folk herbalism and traditional Chinese medicine, herbalist and acupuncturist Erin Masako Wilkins shares accessible herbal wellness practices, remedies, and recipes grounded in East Asian traditions and history. Lisa Wong MacAbasco, Vogue, 18 Dec. 2023 Today, herbalism has gained traction as more and more people, especially Black herbalists on TikTok, share testimonies of herbalism’s non-toxic healing abilities. Celeste Polanco, refinery29.com, 7 Sep. 2021 Through our hair and its many rituals, remain the herbalism of our foremothers in the new world, passing down their ingenuity of homemade balms, creams, and oils for hair growth. Eshe Ukweli, refinery29.com, 7 June 2023 For her, that means dimensionalizing cannabis beyond smoking, but also bringing together her culinary skills and love of herbalism. Siraad Dirshe, refinery29.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Feinberg will talk about the folk tradition of herbalism centered around the wisdom of the natural world as a portal to understanding how plants can support people. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2023 Then, a new moon in Capricorn on Friday, December 23, gives you a fresh boost of inspiration to learn a new skill, perhaps a language or natural study like herbalism or botany. Kirah Tabourn, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Nov. 2022 Other experiences include cocoa ceremonies, womb healing, temazcalli, rituals at dawn greeting the seven directions, and massage rituals with traditional Mexican herbalism. Judy Koutsky, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 That was one of his first memories of turning to nature to self-heal, and now, Monzel and his partner, Colleen Donahoe, have made herbalism and plant medicine their lives. Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of herbalism was in 1855

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“Herbalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbalism. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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herb·​al·​ism ˈ(h)ər-bə-ˌliz-əm How to pronounce herbalism (audio)
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