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Traditional medicine as practiced by nonprofessional healers or embodied in local custom or lore, generally involving the use of natural and especially herbal remedies.
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(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
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health practices arising from cultural traditions, from empirical use of native remedies, esp. food substances, or from superstition.
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