Definition of folk medicine in English:

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folk medicine


[mass noun]
Medicine using herbal and other remedies based on traditional beliefs: garlic has been used in folk medicine for thousands of years
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  • The use of plant infusions to cure many different types of diseases is very common in Brazilian folk medicine.
  • For the majority, there remained recourse to the popular healers of folk medicine.
  • Chapter 4 describes the history for the use of marijuana in folk medicine.
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