From the above definition it may be seen that the only unreliable medicines are those which are, in reality, nostrums.
Untold harm has been done to boys and to women by these nostrums.
The nostrums which are so particularly recommended by grooms and farriers ought never to be made use of.
Some nostrums have stated, on their label, the names of their ingredients, but not the amount.
Among her nostrums was a bottle of "Jordan Water," which she sold at the modest figure of £15 15s.
Billets-doux and nostrums poured in upon us from all quarters.
Every cent invested in any of these nostrums is money wasted.
There are many panaceas suggested; but I fear that most of these are but nostrums.
The Portuguese of his trade, especially in remoter districts, are little more than dealers in talismans and nostrums.
First of all, most nostrums make a point of the mass of evidence.
"quack medicine," c.1600, from Latin nostrum remedium "our remedy," presumably that prepared by the person offering it, from Latin nostrum, neuter of noster "our," from nos "we," from PIE *nos (see us).
nostrum nos·trum (nŏs'trəm)
A medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy.