home remedy

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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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And in all fairness, you would not want them to offer folk remedies or remind you that your discomfort is worth the end result.
It has many health benefits and has been used in several medicinal herbs and folk remedies due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The scientific study of traditional and folk remedies is called ethnopharmacology.
People turn to the 'bolsa negra' (black market) to procure medicines, or else they use folk remedies. Only when the illness is really serious do they go to the hospitals, many of which suffer from equipment shortage and aging infrastructure.
Among his topics are belief to die for, believing what we learn and feel, thinking and believing, in the garden of belief, not quite in our right minds, belief and well-being, folk remedies and alternative medicine, the god engine, things that go bump in the night, a caboodle of strange beliefs, and a firewall to folly.
There were several folk remedies for the disease -- including an elixir made from pumpkins -- but it was the one involving donkeys that caught the attention of U.S.
It is the same with 'folk remedies', which only work for people with the right body chemistry.
The principles of traditional medicine and botanical folk remedies are being rediscovered and brought to market to satisfy the increasing consumer demand for natural treatment and prevention options.
Pizzorusso's real genius, however, is in her ability to stitch together widely diverse topics--such as gemology, folk remedies, grottoes, painting, literature, physics and religion--using geology as a thread.
Traditional folk remedies based on chestnut leaves inspired the US team at Emory University.
Many of those admitted were under 18, while in NHS Grampian, some patients were admitted after abusing "herbal folk remedies".
Mineral clays have long been used in folk remedies to fight infections, and now scientists are learning how they work.