Yes, Ayurveda and herbal treatments are quite different from each other. While both these treatment procedure resort to natural medicines and therapies, but they are philosophically and methodically different. As the name says, herbal medicines are prepared only using various herbs to obtain medicine in order to cure and certain symptom of the body. Herbal medicines are completely natural and have no side effects. Some herbal products can be used for life long, such as herbal tea. Whereas, Ayurveda is an ancient treatment process that not only uses herbs but oils, metals, bhasmas, Rasayana, massages, Panchakarma etc for the treatment. Ayurveda is more of a holistic approach.