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Relating to or made from herbs, especially those used in cooking and medicine:‘herbal remedies’
- ‘It was believed that each head of the household knew enough about herbal cures and medicine to treat illnesses in his household.’
- ‘People who take herbal remedies may be at risk of drug interactions if they're also taking warfarin.’
- ‘Like ginger, peppermint is on my list of herbs vital to every home herbal medicine chest.’
- ‘He had not taken any over the counter preparations or herbal medicines, and he had been taking his drugs correctly.’
- ‘Some traditional medical practitioners use herbal medicines and set broken bones.’
- ‘In China acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine coexist equally with allopathy.’
- ‘A hospital from Beijing bought three tons of herbal medicines mentioned by the experts.’
- ‘Most of modern medicine's prescription drugs grew out of traditional herbal remedies.’
- ‘No good evidence shows that homoeopathic or herbal remedies have any beneficial effect.’
- ‘A few of them were practitioners of herbal medicine but most were ordinary, conventional citizens.’
- ‘Saw palmetto extract is one of several herbal remedies that some men find helpful.’
- ‘Even though herbal medicines are not devoid of risk, they could still be safer than synthetic drugs.’
- ‘Atkinson started out as a practitioner and her main motivation is still to promote herbal medicine and make it accessible to all.’
- ‘The main focus is on preventive health care and the use of traditional herbal remedies.’
- ‘There is no scientific data to support the effects or actions of herbal therapy.’
- ‘He believes more and more people are turning to homeopathy, herbal medicine, and other therapies.’
- ‘Trials of many Chinese herbal medicines for the treatment of HIV infection and cancer are currently under way.’
- ‘The proportion of patients using traditional herbal remedies for malaria varies widely.’
- ‘The tribal people depend totally on herbal medicines as there is no clinic in the village.’
- ‘Do no take this herb or other herbal remedies without first speaking to your health provider.’
A book that describes herbs and their culinary and medicinal properties.
- ‘Varro E. Tyler became dismayed by the proliferation of ‘inaccurate and deceptive information’ and wrote the first edition of The Honest Herbal in 1982 for the general public.’
- ‘Bulbs of this species, which were mentioned as early as the 16th century in books such as Fuchs' and Bock's early herbals, are no longer for sale.’
- ‘Modern herbals give it no medicinal value, but traditionally it was valued for healing wounds.’
- ‘The illustrations you find in herbals and field guides simplify and explain in this way.’
- ‘Ancient herbals note its use to treat ‘all melancholy diseases,’ which might help ease contemplations of your New Year's resolutions.’
- ‘Many products are unlicensed, often formulated by inappropriately qualified people using information gleaned from human herbals.’
- ‘Until then flower painting had been embedded in the context of religious works and in the specialist context of herbals.’
- ‘A widespread belief that basil bred scorpions is reiterated in the old herbals.’
- ‘I often diverge, however, from what my favorite herbals call for, making substitutions when my heart tells me to do so.’
- ‘Fennel was often listed in early Anglo-Saxon herbals as being of assistance with digestive complaints.’
- ‘Hitherto, evidence of the crops grown in medieval times has come from the analysis of charred and waterlogged remains from excavations, occasional herbarium specimens, descriptions in herbals and botanical inference.’
- ‘Written herbals had been copied avidly through the Middle Ages and beyond, with Dioscorides's ‘De Materia Medica’ as a basic text.’
Early 16th century (as a noun): from medieval Latin herbalis (adjective), from Latin herba grass, herb.
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