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Definition of "herbalism" [herb•al•ism]

  • Herbal medicine. (noun)
  • The study of the use of medicinal herbs around the world. (noun)
  • The business of growing, collecting, and distributing herbal products. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "herbalism" in a sentence
  • "Schizandra berries are highly prized in Chinese herbalism as a tonic for the kidneys, lungs and liver."
  • "He can't do otherwise, because he doesn't have the evidence for nearly every other form of CAM / IM other than perhaps herbalism, which is, let's face it, nothing more than the way medicine was practiced 200 years ago, with the use of crude plant extracts as drugs simply because the technology didn't exist to isolate the pure, active ingredients."
  • "A low level player who chooses a crafting profession and a matching gathering profession to supply it such as herbalism and alchemy will be poor unless they sell some of their gathered materials, as the demand for low level crafted items is non-existant."