herbal medicine


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herbal medicine

n.
1. The study or use of medicinal herbs to prevent and treat diseases and ailments or to promote health and healing.
2. A drug or preparation made from a plant or plants and used for any of such purposes.
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Noun1.herbal medicine - a medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote healthherbal medicine - a medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote health
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
2.herbal medicine - the use of medicinal herbs to prevent or treat disease or promote health
alternative medicine - the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
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In the recent times, the activities of the herbal medicine practitioners in Niger state have increased.
Herbal medicine gets positive results almost 100 per cent of the time, with no side effects," he insists.
We Filipinos have a rich heritage of herbal medicines.
14) conducted a study based on data obtained from the DIRs (Regional Health Directorates, regional management structures), with the purpose of describing the situation of herbal medicine care in the State of Sao Paulo in 2003, the year prior to the publication of PNPIC.
Presentations will have both a clinical and a research focus and the conference showcases presentations from some of the world's leading experts in herbal medicine research and practice.
The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the 9th Annual Meeting of International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines (IRCH) in New Delhi today.
Herbal medicine is also used in the treatment of breast cancer in Malaysia.
if ATMS member 123 is accredited for Western Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy, the provider numbers are AT00123W and AT00123O.
In 2005 the Department of Health was considering regulation of herbal medicine and acupuncture, following the European directive.
The treatise is arranged alphabetically by the most common name of the herbal medicine, with thumb-index markings on the pages, making navigation of the book very easy.
The official also warned people against seeking treatment from unauthorised herbal medicine practitioners.
Studies in the United States and Europe have shown that use of herbal medicine was less common in clinical settings, but has become increasingly more in recent years as scientific evidence about the effectiveness of herbal medicine has become more widely available.