herb doctor


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herb doctor

n.
One who practices healing with herbs. Also called herbalist.
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herb′ doc`tor


n.
a person who practices healing by the use of herbs; herbalist.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.herb doctor - a therapist who heals by the use of herbsherb doctor - a therapist who heals by the use of herbs
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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There was no doctor or clinic, but there was an albularyo, some kind of an herb doctor, who came over from the other side of the mountain, and she prayed over me and she would chew on a combination of herbs, spit them out in her hand, and wipe them on my skin, on my tummy, on my forehead while mumbling an Ilokano prayer.
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Born into a prosperous family in Albemarle County, Va., in 1774, Meriwether Lewis developed, at an early age, a unique love of botany, encouraged by his mother who was an herb doctor. Lewis was also a neighbor and protege of a rising political star named Thomas Jefferson.
Note 6 in "Los Compadres," for example, reports that "In Spanish, "doctor priest" is el brujo, another word for the babalao, who combines the functions of herb doctor, priest, spiritual adviser, and medium." This revealing linguistic and cultural texturing lays bare the texts' origins, and rewards patient attention.