folk medicine


folk medicine

noun

Definition of FOLK MEDICINE

:  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

First Known Use of FOLK MEDICINE

1878

folk medicine

noun \ˈfōk-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOLK MEDICINE

: traditional medicine as practiced especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant-derived remedies on an empirical basis—compare home remedy

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