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March 22, 2021

What are botanicals?

Botanicals are any plant or plant part valued for their perceived medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor, and or scent.

Botanicals are used to create essential oils, botanical preparations, and botanical drugs. 

What is a botanical preparation?

botanical preparation is typically a dietary supplement made from flowers, leaves, bark, seeds, roots, twigs, or other plant parts. 
Botanical preparations can include teas, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, extracts, pills, powders, and more.
Herbal medicine, also called phytomedicine or phytotherapy, relies heavily on botanical preparations, often referred to as herbal supplements, herbal preparations, or herbal products.  


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