folk remedy


: traditional medicines that are not prescribed by a doctor

Examples of folk remedy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Can Pumpkin Kill Worms? (Credit: Anna List/Shutterstock) For centuries, pumpkin has been touted as a natural antiparasitic — a folk remedy to treat intestinal worms in both humans and animals. Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023

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“Folk remedy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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