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A Glossary of Common Herbal Medical Terms


Do you know the difference between an infusion and a decoction? If you don’t, then this glossary is here to help. For those fully immersed in the herb world, or even those just starting out, either way, it’s easy to forget that some terminology isn’t commonly used or understood. Terms are thrown loosely about—but many of us never get the memo explaining what they mean.


Herbal Medicine uses numerous terms which describe the action of the herb in question. In this glossary, you'll find an alphabetical list of some of the most commonly used terms in herbal medicine and throughout our online herbal courses.

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