What's Medicinal Mean? - Duke's Materia Tonica
January 1, 2019 11:19
What's Medicinal Mean?
Medicinal means 'medicine that heals' and refers to the 'healing properties' of foods and dietary supplements, such as medicinal remedies used in herbalism, which is a method of understanding herbs within herbology. Specifically, medicinal is a non-nutrient property of various unique constituents found in foods, dietary supplements and herbs which are used for the purposes of health for the body, emotions, mind, and spirit.
Medicinal Properties are Not Drug Treatments
Medicinal herbs are studied within herbal medicine for their healing purposes of supporting, maintaining and promoting health, wellness, and well-being; whereas drugs are medically used to treat, prevent, manage, and cure diseases and conditions.
Common Medicinal Herbs
Examples of common medicinal herbs used in herbalism:
- Cayenne Pepper
- Lemon Balm
- St. John's Wort
- Oregon Grape
- Cascara Sagrada