folk medicine

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

Origin of folk medicine

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for folk medicine

folk medicine

  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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