• Herbal

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)bəl

    Alternative forms

    Adjective

    adjective

    1. Made from or with herbs.Herbal tea has a nice aroma and is good for a stuffy head.
    2. Made from natural herbs specifically as opposed to from synthetic materials.
      • 2013-03, David S. Senchina, Athletics and Herbal Supplements, Athletes' use of herbal supplements has skyrocketed in the past two decades. At the top of the list of popular herbs are echinacea and ginseng, whereas garlic, St. John's wort, soybean, ephedra and others are also surging in popularity or have been historically prevalent.
    3. People think herbal supplements are safer because they are natural.

    Full definition of herbal

    Noun

    herbal

    (plural herbals)
    1. A manual of herbs and their medical uses
      • 2005, January 7, Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope, It can still be found in herbals and such, which describe it as a sedative and cough suppressant.
    2. An herbal supplement
      • 2003, March 7, Jeffrey Felshman, The Killer Inside Me, I took a ride to the shopping strip at Belmont and Central and stocked up on herbals at three Polish New Age health stores.
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