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- Antidepressant : Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions.
- Antineoplastic agent : Drug that prevents the development, maturation, or spread of neoplastic cells.
- Anxiety : A physiological state marked by demonstrable changes in cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components.
- Bach flower therapy : A form of complementary medicine that uses remedies based on extracts from flowers, to improve what it terms vibrations, a class of biofields in the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine taxonomy
- Biologically based health practices : Methods in conventional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine and traditional medicine that share the characteristic that substances used in the practice come from plants or animals
- Complementary and alternative medicine : Set of therapies and treatments not considered mainstream or scientific.
- Digitalis glycosides : A family of alkaloids that are either plant extracts from Digitalis purpurea or synthetic analogues, which improve the pumping ability of the heart, although have a narrow therapeutic index before they become toxic
- Indigenous knowledge system : Set of knowledge, skills and technologies existing and developed around specific conditions of indigenous populations and communities.
- Integrative medicine : Organized health care that involves willing cooperation between mainstream and complementary medicine
- Michael Savage : (1942–) American conservative commentator on talk radio; columnist, WorldNetDaily; sometimes labeled a "shock jock"; doctorate in phytotherapy and nutritional medicine
- Mycology : The branch of microbiology concerned with the study and effects of fungi
- Pelargonium sidoides : Medicinal plant native to South Africa, whose derivative in inexpensive cold and flu medicines of various brands have unproven efficacy.
- Phytotherapy : The therapeutic use of plants or plant extracts to prevent or treat disease; it is most commonly a form of complementary and alternative medicine, following long culturally-specific traditions such as herbalism. Chemically extracted and concentration-controlled plant-derived substances are used in conventional medicine, but are usually not considered phytotherapy.
- Podophyllin : A highly caustic plant extract from Podophyllum peltatum and P. emodi, used as in dermatology, as a violent purgative not recommended in modern medicine, and as a base for creating certain antineoplastic agents.
- Traditional Chinese medicine : A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture. (Anonymous (2021), Traditional Chinese Medicine (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.)
- Traditional medicine : Methods of healthcare, not formulated based on scientific models or necessarily having demonstrated efficacy in randomized controlled trials, which still have a long history of safety and presumed efficacy as used in specific cultures
- Vitalism : The doctrine that the functioning of a living organism does not result from physical and chemical forces alone.
- World Health Organization : United Nations' agency for health, focussing on the control and prevention of diseases, and the support for international health programs.