What is Herbalism?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines


Herbalism, or herbal medicine, is the study and use of the medicinal properties of plants to help treat diseases and improve health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 2 1
Support immune health 2 1
Abdominal cramps 1 1
Iodine deficiency 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Herbalism

Side effect Patients Percentage
Drowsiness 1

Why patients stopped taking Herbalism

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Herbalism


Stopped using Herbalism

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Herbalism.