folk medicine

folk medicine

noun
health practices arising from superstition, cultural traditions, or empirical use of native remedies, especially food substances.

Origin:
1895–1900

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folk medicine
 
n
the traditional art of medicine as practised among rustic communities and primitive peoples, consisting typically of the use of herbal remedies, fruits and vegetables thought to have healing power, etc

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folk medicine n.
Traditional medicine as practiced by nonprofessional healers or embodied in local custom or lore, generally involving the use of natural and especially herbal remedies.

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