The practice of making or prescribing herbal remedies for medical conditions. Practitioners of herbalism may be licensed MDs, naturopaths, or osteopaths. They may also be unlicensed. Interested consumers should seek out knowledgeable, and preferably licensed, herbalists.

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herb·al·ism '(h)ər-bə-.liz-əm n herbal medicine (1)

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her·bal·ism (urґ-) (hurґbəl-iz-əm) the medical use of preparations containing only plant material.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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