Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who grows, collects, or specializes in the use of herbs, especially medicinal herbs.
  • n. See herb doctor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who treats diseases by means of medicinal herbs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs, especially medicinal herbs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is skilled in the knowledge of plants, or makes collections of them.
  • n. A dealer in medicinal plants, or one who treats disease with botanical remedies only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a therapist who heals by the use of herbs

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Examples

  • ‘Not altogether,’ said the old man; ‘besides being a viper-hunter, I am what they call a herbalist, one who knows the virtue of particular herbs; I gather them at the proper season, to make medicines with for the sick.’

    Lavengro

  • "Not altogether," said the old man; "besides being a viper-hunter, I am what they call a herbalist, one who knows the virtue of particular herbs; I gather them at the proper season, to make medicines with for the sick."

    Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • 'Not altogether,' said the old man; 'besides being a viper-hunter, I am what they call a herbalist, one who knows the virtue of particular herbs; I gather them at the proper season, to make medicines with for the sick.'

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • TreeHugger contributor Sami Grover has suggested that equipment developed for a “certain herbalist demographic” is very effective at growing food without soil, often indoors under artificial light.

    Lloyd Alter | Inhabitat

  • The Cress of the herbalist is a noun of multitude: it comprises several sorts, differing in kind but possessing the common properties of wholesomeness and pungency.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Powdered cayenne, known as the herbalist’s first aid herb, can be used externally for bleeding cuts or internally for sinus headaches, asthma attacks, to stop nosebleeds, or to revive your child from a fainting spell.

    Gentle Healing for Baby and Child

  • This technique, developed by naprapathic physician and herbalist Dr. Rosita Arvigo and based on traditional healing methods of Maya medicine, addresses pelvic flow and organ alignment through abdominal and sacral massage, for both women and men.

    Wild Feminine

  • Good on you for listening to a real doctor and getting the vaccine instead of having a shaman herbalist chant for health instead.

    H1N1

  • The physician and herbalist John Gerard observed in 1597 that a pernicious crop-killer called dodder, or strangleweed, "changeth and altereth" according to its companion plants.

    Stow the Mower, Stop Pulling

  • Tracy S. Morris is a writer, photographer, gardener, herbalist and self-proclaimed kamikaze speller.

    2010 April — Fusion Despatches

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