Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to herbal medicine: alternative medicine, holistic medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, Homeopathic medicine, Herbal supplements, Herbal remedies
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.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||herbal medicine - a medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote health|
|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