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Herbalism

Definition of the noun Herbalism

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noun

  1. The practice or study of medicinal herbs.
  2. [obsolete] Botany, the study of plants in general.

Explanation

Herbalism is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. Modern medicine recognizes herbalism as a form of alternative medicine, as the practice of herbalism is not strictly based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Modern medicine, does, however, make use of many plant-derived compounds as the basis for evidence-tested pharmaceutical drugs, and phytotherapy works to apply modern standards of effectiveness testing to herbs and medicines that are derived from natural sources. The scope of herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts.

  • also known as the power of plants

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Google previewPrescription for Nutritional Healing (2002)

The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements by Phyllis A. Balch

Herbalism is an essential part of Ayurvedic (Indian), traditional Asian, Native American, and naturopathic medicines. Many homeopathic remedies are derived from plants as well. Oriental herbs are a recent addition to the American...

For the Navajos, for example, herbalism is a complex and specialized religion, in which the Navajo healer serves as both doctor and priest. Before plants are collected, prayers and offerings are made to the earth and the plant spirit. Herbs used in healing ...

Google previewHerbalism (The Elements of...) (2014)

by David Hoffmann

Herbalism is a unique and important expression of this cooperation within Gaia. The green world is actively healing the human world; ...

Google previewHerbal Voices (2013)

American Herbalism Through the Words of American Herbalists by Ethan B Russo, Anne Dougherty

Herbalism is a philosophy or an ethic or a way of conducting yourself in healing that has todo with how these herbsare applied in a healing situation. Itisa systematic approachtothe use of herbal medicine that is honored in every culture, everywhere around the world.Everyestablished culture has an herbal medicine that ismany centuries old. The herbs are the medicine or the tool; the herbalismis the results youare expecting. In our culture, we are a bunch of immigrants who came here ...

Google previewHealing with Complementary & Alternative Therapies (2001)

by Lynn Keegan

Herbalism is an ancient form of healing still widely used in much of the world. Herbalism uses plants or plant-based substances to treat illnesses and enhance the body's functioning. Though herbalism is not a licensed professional modality in the United States, herbs are "prescribed” by a range of practitioners from holistic doctors to acupuncturists to naturopathic physicians. Records from ancient China, India, Rome, Egypt, and Persia reveal that herbs have been used ...

Google previewRosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health (2015)

175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family by Rosemary Gladstar

Unlike allopathic medicine, herbalism is a supreme preventive medicine. Herbs build and strengthen the body's natural immunity and defense mechanisms. They nourish the deep inner ecology of our systems on a cellular level. Our bodies recognize and make good use of the medicine of plants simply because we have been evolving with them on this planet for several million years, breathing the air they make for us at every moment, eating the food they provide for us, and drinking ...

Google previewThe Law of Healthcare Administration (2016)

Medicine, Healthcare by CTI Reviews

Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, Herbal medicine, herbology, and phytotherapy. The scope of Herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts. Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a trained music therapist uses music and all of its facetsphysical, ...

Google previewProfitable Herb Growing and Collecting (1919)

by Ada B. Teetgen

They think that herbalism is a quack or empirical system of medicine unworthy of support or perpetuation.

Google previewContemporary Womens Health, Issues for Today and the Future , Issues for Today and the Future (2016)

Medicine, Healthcare by CTI Reviews

Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, Herbal medicine, herbology, and phytotherapy. The scope of Herbal medicine ...

Google previewFour Seasons of Mojo (2006)

An Herbal Guide to Natural Living by Stephanie Rose Bird

The beauty of African- inspired herbalism is that it incorporates the best of both worlds—East and West come together, ...

Google previewAlternative Medicine (2010)

by Donal O'Mathuna, Walt Larimore, MD

Herbalism is a religious or magical approach to herbs. One form of magic uses the similarity of objects to allegedly cause desired effects. Thus, herbs that grow with shapes similar to parts of the human body gain magical ...

Google previewEast Meets West; A Personal Journey (2010)

by Linda Appelbaum Schneider

Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice 51.

Google previewHealth Professions, Trends and Opportunities in (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, Herbal medicine, herbology, and phytotherapy. The scope of Herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts. Shark cartilage is a dietary supplement made from the dried and powdered cartilage of a shark; that is, from the tough ...

Google previewHerbs, Plain & Simple (2017)

The Only Book You'll Ever Need by Marlene Houghton

Herbalism is an all-inclusive mode of healing that takes into account the whole physical body, as well as emotions, mind, and spirit. This is where this therapy differs from conventional health care. It is a different type of medicine, with a supportive action on the body's recuperative powers. Herbal medicine is concerned with preventing illness as well as curing it, and making use of a wide range of botanic medicines to maintain your body's systems will help you improve your health and ...

Google previewHealing Ways (2016)

by Matilde Parente M.D., F.C.A.P.

Chinese herbalism is a highly complex field that is nearly.

Google previewInvitation to Health (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Herbalism is a traditional medicinal or folk medicine practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as botanical medicine, medical herbalism, Herbal medicine, herbology, and phytotherapy. The scope of Herbal medicine is sometimes extended to include fungal and bee products, as well as minerals, shells and certain animal parts. Assertiveness is a particular mode of communication. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines assertiveness as: During the ...

Google previewPlant Spirit Medicine (2014)

by Eliot Cowan

Homeopathic herbalism is an exception. Homeopathy is a healing method that employs rigorous empirical methods to discover which symptoms a given medicine will provoke. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, considered plants to be “morbific agents” given to bring on an artificial disease similar to the natural one the patient suffers from. This stimulates the patient's recuperative powers, helping them to overcome both diseases very quickly. While homeopathy is highly ...

Google previewNatural Methods for Equine Health and Performance (2009)

by Mary Bromiley

Herbalism is a science – to become proficient requires in-depth study. 'There are no known side effects from herbs used knowledgeably and wisely. Knowledge and wisdom are the key words.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)

A Comprehensive Guide to Practical Herbal Therapy by Simon Mills

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

herbalism The use of certain plants for medicinal purposes, now called phytotherapy.

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

HERBALISM (MEDICAL HERBALISM): Ancient approach to healing characterized by using plants, or substances derived from plants, to treat a range of illnesses or to improve the functioning of bodily systems. HERBOLOGY: Purported science and art of using plants for healing. See Alternative Healthcare. HHS: The Department of Health and Human Services that is responsible for health-related programs and issues. Formerly, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

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Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

heartburn heart failure heart rate Heck's disease Heerfordt's syndrome Heimlich manoeuvre Helsinki Declaration HEMA hematoma hemihemidesmosome hemifacial microsomia hemiplegia hemopoiesis hemisectomy heparin hepatitis herbalism Herbst appliance hereditary hereditary gingival fibromatosis hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia heroin herpangina herpes herpetic whitlow herpetiform herringbone pattern Hertwig's root sheath heterodont heterogeneity heterograft ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of New Age Beliefs (1996)

by John Ankerberg, John Weldon

Magical herbalism Magnet therapy (magnetic therapy, magnetotherapy, ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

medicine systems of healthcare used in conjunction with orthodox medicine, including osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbalism, massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, shiatsu etc. complete abortion See abortion. complete breech presentation breech presentation of complete flexion, with fetal hips and knees flexed, feet tucked beside buttocks. compound presentation rare labour complication in which more than one part of fetus presents, e.g. ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

herbalism n herbal medicine, phytotherapy. The therapeutic use of herbs or mineral remedies. The use of plant material by trained practitioners to promote health and recovery from illness. Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee a UK committee that advises the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and government ministers regarding the registration of traditional herbal medicines and on the unlicensed herbal ...

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