Adjective "herbal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or made from herbs, especially those used in cooking and medicine.
  1. 'Do no take this herb or other herbal remedies without first speaking to your health provider.'
  2. 'He believes more and more people are turning to homeopathy, herbal medicine, and other therapies.'
  3. 'There is no scientific data to support the effects or actions of herbal therapy.'
  4. 'The main focus is on preventive health care and the use of traditional herbal remedies.'
  5. 'Saw palmetto extract is one of several herbal remedies that some men find helpful.'
  6. 'Atkinson started out as a practitioner and her main motivation is still to promote herbal medicine and make it accessible to all.'
  7. 'The proportion of patients using traditional herbal remedies for malaria varies widely.'
  8. 'Some traditional medical practitioners use herbal medicines and set broken bones.'
  9. 'Most of modern medicine's prescription drugs grew out of traditional herbal remedies.'
  10. 'No good evidence shows that homoeopathic or herbal remedies have any beneficial effect.'


A book that describes herbs and their culinary and medicinal properties.
  1. 'Varro E. Tyler became dismayed by the proliferation of ‘inaccurate and deceptive information’ and wrote the first edition of The Honest Herbal in 1982 for the general public.'
  2. 'I often diverge, however, from what my favorite herbals call for, making substitutions when my heart tells me to do so.'
  3. 'The illustrations you find in herbals and field guides simplify and explain in this way.'
  4. 'Written herbals had been copied avidly through the Middle Ages and beyond, with Dioscorides's ‘De Materia Medica’ as a basic text.'
  5. 'Fennel was often listed in early Anglo-Saxon herbals as being of assistance with digestive complaints.'
  6. 'Until then flower painting had been embedded in the context of religious works and in the specialist context of herbals.'


1. of, relating to, or consisting of herbs. noun

2. a book about herbs or plants, usually describing their medicinal values.

3. a herbarium.

More examples(as adjective)

"medicines can be herbal."

"remedies can be herbal."

"teas can be herbal."

"products can be herbal."

"cures can be herbal."

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Early 16th century (as a noun): from medieval Latin herbalis (adjective), from Latin herba ‘grass, herb’.