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1[mass noun] The study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants; herbalism.
- ‘This useful book aims to make the 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese herbal medicine accessible to almost everyone.’
- ‘We had been introduced to alternative medicine as a possible cure for Spence's asthma and became interested in the history of herbal medicine.’
- ‘Marie-Loup, a carpenter's illiterate daughter, knows her way around a forest, practices herbal medicine and has Native friends.’
- ‘Aloe is included in the pharmacopeia of Indian Ayurvedic physicians and in the literature on Chinese herbal medicine.’
- ‘Its bark also contains valuable pain relieving properties, exploited for centuries in traditional herbal medicine.’
- ‘A practitioner of traditional Chinese herbal medicine must conform to the standards of a reasonably competent practitioner of that art.’
- ‘He is also a healer, who practices herbal medicine.’
- ‘Hops are widely used in European herbal medicine to treat restlessness, anxiety and sleep disturbances.’
- ‘The therapies increasing the most included herbal medicine, massage, megavitamins, self-help groups, folk remedies, energy healing and homeopathy.’
- ‘Modulation in herbal medicine means to counteract the effects of stress and bring a process back to normal levels.’
- 1.1Remedies and medicines made from plants.‘traditional doctors prescribe herbal medicine for the prevention and treatment of illness’[count noun] ‘treatment with herbal medicines’
- ‘There is a space for staff to prepare over sixty ayurvedic herbal medicines, using more than eighty herbal ingredients gathered or purchased locally.’
- ‘Some traditional medical practitioners use herbal medicines and set broken bones.’
- ‘I'm supposed to get recommendations for herbal medicine to supplement my regular meds.’
- ‘Traditional doctors practice acupuncture and prescribe herbal medicine for the prevention and treatment of illness.’
- ‘His father was a blacksmith and his mother a wise-woman who used herbal medicines to cure common illnesses.’
- ‘Herbal medicines have a reputation for being "safe."’
- ‘None of these herbal medicines is free of adverse effects.’
- ‘Plenty of people assume that the pharmaceuticals their doctors prescribe are better than herbal medicines.’
- ‘Japanese Americans opened shops to provide Japanese food and herbal medicines.’
- ‘I later learned I was dying from the herbal medicine the doctor gave me as a 'cure'.’
- ‘Medical care is generally good and includes both modern scientific and traditional Chinese-style herbal medicines.’
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