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folk medicine

noun
1.
health practices arising from superstition, cultural traditions, or empirical use of native remedies, especially food substances.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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folk medicine

noun
1.
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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