A medicine prepared from plants, according to a fixed recipe, as opposed to drugs of known chemical composition.
Webster's New World
A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
American Heritage Medicine
A medicinal preparation concocted mostly out of herbs or vegetable matter, after Galen, the Greek physician and writer of the second century.
Other Word Forms of Galenical
Origin of Galenical
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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