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herbalism

Syllabification: her·bal·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)ərbəˌlizəm
 
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Definition of herbalism in English:

noun

The study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants, now especially as a form of alternative medicine.
Example sentences
  • Overall, there are many common elements in the practice of physiomedical herbalism and older traditional systems, especially Ayurveda.
  • The use of warming stimulants such as cayenne and ginger and the vapor bath became the primary therapy of Thompsonian physiomedical herbalism.
  • Alternative medicine consists of a number of types of therapies, including chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, herbalism and homeopathy.

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