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herbalist

(ûr′bə-lĭst, hûr′-)
n.
1. One who grows, collects, or specializes in the use of herbs, especially medicinal herbs.

herbalist

[hur′bəlist]
1 a person who specializes in the study of herbs.
2 a dealer in medicinal herbs.

herbalist

A trained person who administers or prescribes herbal medicines.

herb·al·ist

(ĕr'băl-ist)
A sometimes trained, but uncertified, healer who provides nonprescription therapies often derived from the classic treatments of Europe, Asia, Africa, and in Native American traditions.
See also: naturopathic medicine
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It's important to understand the many facets of plant life in the environment and the role they play in your life as an herbalist.
Botanists, herbalists, medical practitioners, and other scientists can find something of interest in this book.
An herbalist is someone who uses plants and preparations made from whole plants as a primary way of health care, Brown said.
Nicola Tildesley, of Northumbria University, said: "Our findings show the work of herbalists writing centuries ago is very valuable today.
Officials for the authority were quoted as saying the visit by the herbalists is a ''medical breakthrough'' that will enhance the cooperation in containing the virus.
The family who has brought herbal remedies to the city for more than 70 years Ninety-year-old Les Adams ran a herbalist shop in Coventry long before alternative medicine was fashionable.
When interviewed he refused to accept that cannabis is a drug and says he is an amateur herbalist,' said Nigel Stelling, prosecuting.
Herbalist Trudy Norris, a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, is an advocate of the home-made approach.
After her rheumatologist recommended regular hot-water soaks, she consulted a physician and an herbalist to create her own therapeutic bubble bath concoctions.
There are three ways to prepare a home remedy: teas, tinctures or poultices, said Ojai herbalist Amanda McQuade Crawford, a graduate of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in Britain and founder of both the American Herbalists Guild and the College of Phytotherapy in Alberquerque, N.