folk medicine

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of folk medicine

1878


Medical Dictionary

folk medicine

noun \ ˈfōk- \

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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