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home remedy

A traditional therapy often utilizing natural products, nutritional supplements, or physical measures. Its effectiveness may be supported by familial, local, or culturally accepted stories or rituals. Also called a folk remedy.
See also: remedy
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This difference may be due to traditional gender roles whereby women manage the day-to-day activities of the household, including family health, and may also reflect greater reliance on folk remedies such as herbs.
Traditional folk remedies based on chestnut leaves inspired the US team at Emory University.
Poaching and illegal trade of bears, whose bile is used in traditional medicine and folk remedies, remains robust across Asia, putting wild bear populations under unrelenting pressure.
Lighten age spots A lot of folk remedies suggest using lemon peel to help lighten age spots.
In the 754, most Europeans treated illness with leeches and folk remedies.
Compiled with commentary by Betsie Rood, "Nature's Own Pharmacy" is a 138 page compendium comprised of South African 'veld' folk remedies for a variety of ills.
These include an early example of problems with military drug use (here, soldiers chewing cordite), and some accounts of specific folk remedies found to be effective in an era before antibiotics, a useful source of information in an era of antibiotic-resistant infections.
Olive leaf tea and chewing olive leaves are traditional folk remedies for the treatment of diabetes.
Whether we wish to treat wrinkles or serious ailments, the future of medicine may well be heavily influenced by ancient folk remedies.
Amadito and the Hero Children" is an opportunity for children fluent in either or both English and Spanish to explore Southwest history, large scale deadly sickness, the use of native plants for traditional folk remedies, and medicines, and many more valuable lessons in culture, history, health, and hope.
In general, folk diseases, theories of disease causation, and folk remedies vary around the world.
To my knowledge, there is no proper scientific evidence that kidney stones can be dissolved by any plant but there are lots of unproven folk remedies - lemon juice, cucumber juice, five bottles of stout, watercress, asparagus and ginger - the list goes on.