I prefer the term “herbology” to “herbalism” or “herbal medicine” because of this:
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Herbal medicine belongs in the magical world of Harry Potter. Why? Because any effect of a plant is due to an active ingredient which scientists can extract, purify, and test.

Then it becomes what we call medicine.

I imagine this is what the first day of Naturopathy class must be like:

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ROB
Thank you for meeting me. I'm very interested in your herbal products.
ROBERT
Oh, yes they're selling very well.

ROB
What made you think these plants had healing properties?
ROBERT
It's obvious from observing nature, but I'm not the founder.

ROB
Aren't you "Dr. Hopkins?"
ROBERT
Oh no, I'm Robert. This is Doctor Hopkins.

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