- folk medicine 'fōk- n traditional medicine as practiced esp. by people isolated from modern medical services and usu. involving the use of plant-derived remedies on an empirical basis compare HOME REMEDY
* * *the use of home remedies and procedures as handed down by tradition.
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folk medicine — n. the treatment of disease as practiced traditionally among the common people, involving esp. the use of herbs and other natural substances … English World dictionary
folk medicine — folk′ med icine n. hlc med health practices arising from cultural traditions, from empirical use of native remedies, esp. food substances, or from superstition • Etymology: 1895–1900 … From formal English to slang
folk medicine — noun Date: 1878 traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant derived remedies on an empirical basis … New Collegiate Dictionary
folk medicine — noun : traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally by people isolated from modern medical services and involving especially the use of vegetable remedies on an empirical basis and the retention of outmoded theories … Useful english dictionary
folk medicine — health practices arising from superstition, cultural traditions, or empirical use of native remedies, esp. food substances. [1895 1900] * * * … Universalium
folk medicine — /ˈfoʊk mɛdəsən/ (say fohk meduhsuhn) noun the traditional cures for illness which are not administered by a medical practitioner … Australian English dictionary
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Folk illness — A Folk Illness is a disorder brought on by cultural conventions, not by pathogens or other physiological factors. Folk Illnesses tend to carry psychological and/or religious overtones. [ [http://www.rice.edu/projects/HispanicHealth/Courses/mod7/mo… … Wikipedia
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