folk remedy

Definition of folk remedy

  1. :  traditional medicines that are not prescribed by a doctor

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a group of kindred tribes forming a nation :  people

    :  the great proportion of the members of a people that determines the group character and that tends to preserve its characteristic form of civilization and its customs, arts and crafts, legends, traditions, and superstitions from generation to generation

    :  a certain kind, class, or group of people

  1. :  originating or traditional with the common people of a country or region and typically reflecting their lifestyle

    :  of or relating to the common people or to the study of the common people

  1. :  a medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease

    :  something that corrects or counteracts

    :  the legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong

  1. :  to provide or serve as a remedy for :  relieve

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