Treatment of disease or injury based on tradition, especially on oral tradition, rather than on modern scientific practice, and often utilizing indigenous plants as remedies.
More example sentences
- They are well regarded by other groups for their knowledge of folk medicines made from plants gathered in the forest.
- It has been used extensively in folk medicines as a remedy for diabetes.
- Perhaps the most widely recognized plant in folk medicine, ginseng refers to several different species originating in different countries.