Definition of herbal medicine in English:

herbal medicine

Line breaks: herb¦al medi|cine

noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants; herbalism.
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    • 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.
    • We had been introduced to alternative medicine as a possible cure for Spence's asthma and became interested in the history of herbal medicine.
  • 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
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    • His father was a blacksmith and his mother a wise-woman who used herbal medicines to cure common illnesses.
    • None of these herbal medicines is free of adverse effects.
    • Some traditional medical practitioners use herbal medicines and set broken bones.

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