A “herbal” medicine is a medication that contains the active ingredient or ingredient compounds found in plants and plants products.
Examples of herbal medicine include botanical medicine and herbal vitamins.
A “medicine” is a generic term for a type of drug, drug combination, or any substance or combination of substances.
Herbal medicines include herbal cough syrup, herbal toothpaste, and herbal weight loss products.
Herbs are typically used to treat health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, and to treat headaches, nausea, vomiting, and a wide variety of other conditions.
Shellington, R.W., et al. “Medicine: A Complete List of Medical Terms and Their Composition.”
MayoClinic.org, May 31, 2018.
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