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Herbalism is a practice that involves the preparation of plants to be used for medicinal purposes. This discipline is not widely practiced, and has been replaced by the fields of pharmacy and more specifically phytotherapy. A herbalist prepares plants according to their medicinal properties and then sells them. These plants can be prepared as tea infusions, dried leaves, or powders to be ingested, to be dissolved into a mouth wash, to be gargled, as a poultice powder, a lotion, or enema.