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folk medicine

n.
Traditional medicine as practiced by nonprofessional healers or embodied in local custom or lore, generally involving the use of natural and especially herbal remedies.

folk medicine

n
(Medicine) 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

folk′ med`icine


n.
health practices arising from cultural traditions, from empirical use of native remedies, esp. food substances, or from superstition.
[1895–1900]
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KARACHI -- Pakistan for the first time stepped towards the protection of its indigenous (home-grown) knowledge especially about folk medicine.
In the early Middle Ages, religion and the prevalence of illness, plagues, and infectious disease guided the practice, along with folk medicine, herbalism, and development of medical-surgical care.
Recent ethnological and sociological studies indicate that folk medicine commands high respect among the rural population [6,8-13].
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