What does herbal mean?

Definitions for herbalˈɜr bəl, ˈhɜr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word herbal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. herb tea, herbal tea, herbal(adj)

    tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs

  2. herbal(adj)

    of or relating to herbs

    "herbal tea, herbal medicine"


  1. herbal(Noun)

    A manual of herbs and their medical uses

  2. herbal(Noun)

    An herbal supplement

  3. herbal(Adjective)

    Made from or with herbs.

    Herbal tea has a nice aroma and is good for a stuffy head.

  4. herbal(Adjective)

    Made from natural herbs specifically as opposed to from synthetic materials.

    People think herbal supplements are safer because they are natural.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Herbal(adj)

    of or pertaining to herbs

  2. Herbal(noun)

    a book containing the names and descriptions of plants

  3. Herbal(noun)

    a collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium


  1. Herbal

    A herbal is "a collection of descriptions of plants put together for medicinal purposes." Expressed more elaborately — it is a book containing the names and descriptions of plants, usually with information on their virtues — and in particular their medicinal, tonic, culinary, toxic, hallucinatory, aromatic, or magical powers, and the legends associated with them. A herbal may also classify the plants it describes, may give recipes for herbal extracts, tinctures, or potions, and sometimes include mineral and animal medicaments in addition to those obtained from plants. Herbals were often illustrated to assist plant identification. Herbals were among the first literature produced in Ancient Egypt, China, India, and Europe as the medical wisdom of the day accumulated by herbalists, apothecaries and physicians. Herbals were also among the first books to be printed in both China and Europe. In Western Europe herbals flourished for two centuries following the introduction of moveable type. In the late 17th century, the rise of modern chemistry, toxicology and pharmacology reduced the medicinal value of the classical herbal. As reference manuals for botanical study and plant identification herbals were supplanted by Floras — systematic accounts of the plants found growing in a particular region, with scientifically accurate botanical descriptions, classification, and illustrations. Herbals have seen a modest revival in the western world since the last decades of the 20th century, as herbalism and related disciplines became popular forms of complementary and alternative medicine.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of herbal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of herbal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mashti Malone:

    Every herb we use in our ice creams has been used for aromatherapy or herbal therapy, and they all have health benefits.

  2. Gabrielle Francis:

    You want to wake up and have some protein and drink tons and tons of water and maybe some herbal teas that help to protect the liver like milk thistle, dandelion tea and green tea.

  3. Patricia Bannan:

    Tea at night is great, it’s relaxing, but you want to go for decaffeinated tea, or an herbal tea, which is naturally decaffeinated. Chamomile is also great, because it’s naturally a ‘sleepy-time’ herb.

  4. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman:

    The scientific community, public health officials, and others have raised serious doubt about the steps taken to ensure the safety and efficacy of the herbal dietary supplements taken daily by millions of Americans, as part of a broader investigation, NYAG is reviewing the sufficiency of the measures manufacturers and retailers are taking to independently assess the validity of their representations and advertising in connection with the sale of herbal supplements.

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