Also referred to as phytotherapy or botanical medicine, herbalism is one of the earliest systems of medicine known. It is the practice of making or prescribing plant based herbal remedies for medical conditions.
Many herbalists utilize multiple modalities when seeing clients. Healing Arts practitioners who work across multiple healing modalities should select the discipline(s) that they are certified or licensed in, and describe their other qualifications and knowledge base in their Practitioner Profile. Practitioners of herbalism may also be licensed MDs or naturopaths.