Definition of herbalist in English:



  • 1A practitioner of herbalism.

    • ‘My name's Nancy Beckham, and I've been a practising herbalist and naturopath for about 25 years.’
    • ‘After my first year practicing as a medical herbalist I sent a questionnaire to all my patients to audit the result of my treatments, of which 70% replied.’
    • ‘Anyone can set up as an equine herbalist, physiotherapist, aromatherapist or nutritionist.’
    • ‘There are plenty of herbal books and practicing herbalists that can educate a layperson about contraindications.’
    • ‘He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in Tahoe City, California.’
    • ‘The alternative therapists approached included an acupuncturist, an aromatherapist, a medical herbalist, a chiropractor, a reflexologist, and a homoeopathic practitioner.’
    • ‘Throughout the century, homeopathists, herbalists, practitioners of electro-magnetism, and other unorthodox healers continued to attract patients and test the reach of the law.’
    • ‘She sees her ability to bridge different worlds, such as that of herbalist and botanist, as the result of an interdisciplinary approach not offered by science, taxonomy, religion, or nature on its own.’
    • ‘Another way to help you get to the root of the problem is to find a qualified homeopath or medical herbalist.’
    • ‘All interviews took place at the practices of the traditional herbalists.’
    • ‘Indigenous African religious practitioners included herbalists and diviners who attended to the spiritual needs and maladies of both individuals and communities.’
    • ‘Ryan Drum, PHD has been a professional wildcrafter, herbal educator, and practicing medical herbalist for over 20 years after a successful career as an academic research scientist.’
    • ‘This lineage includes village healers, community midwives, and family herbalists.’
    • ‘The first speaker, Amy Lee, is an Iroquois writer and herbalist.’
    • ‘‘You can't start isolating compounds from foods and treating them as drugs,’ says Brigitte Mars, herbalist and author of ‘Natural First Aid.’’
    • ‘Many people still consult native healers, including witch doctors, voodoo practitioners, and herbalists.’
    • ‘For many, it has been found to be effective for safely expelling gallstones but you might want to check with your herbalist, doctor or another qualified health practitioner before undergoing such a program.’
    • ‘Ghana was chosen primarily for its rich historical and valued tradition of herbal medicine and for ease of access to practicing herbalists.’
    • ‘Pharmaca's stores are staffed with naturopathic doctors, nurses, nutritionists, herbalists, homeopaths and aestheticians.’
    • ‘You may also want to consider seeking the advice of an herbalist, naturopath or other natural health practitioner.’
    1. 1.1 A dealer in medicinal herbs.
      • ‘Usually such female employment was an extension of household tasks - domestic servants, hairdressers, linen drapers, seamstresses, herbalists, and petty retailers of fruit, eggs and butter.’
      • ‘Preparations made from this herb have become hugely popular as a treatment for mild forms of depression, as St John's wort has found its way out of specialist herbalists and onto the shelves of high street chemists.’
      • ‘Today you can source soapwort from herbalists, some heath food stores and herb specialty shops, or purchase it mail order from Newton's Pharmacy.’
      • ‘Poke into an herbalist's shop, a bustling food market, and a traditional lei stand, and begin to distinguish the heady perfume of flowers from tuberose and ginger.’
      • ‘Lawrence Hool, 55, owner of Hool's herbalist stall in the Market Hall, said it would be a ‘devastating blow for Bolton’ if the plans were approved.’
      • ‘Relatively few hike this last stretch, up through the ‘Seas of Azaleas’ past more herbalists, tea stalls and walking stick vendors.’
      • ‘That's why in some countries, there is a clear difference between the pharmacies which are thought to sell conventional medicines and the herbalists' shops supposed to handle phytodrugs.’
      • ‘Helen Young, a herbalist at Herbie's Herbs in Toronto, says the best approach, before you go taking any chemicals or supplements, is to check for nutritional difficulties and adjust your diet accordingly.’
    2. 1.2archaic A botanical writer.
      • ‘The herbalist John Gerard said it is ‘white, moist, and tough, serving very well for ropes, traces, and halters’.’