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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Many people shunned hospitals believing they would be quarantined and never see their families again so it is little wonder folk remedies and superstitions were sometimes used.
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.
Mineral clays have long been used in folk remedies to fight infections, and now scientists are learning how they work.
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.
Lead poisoning from nonpaint sources, including folk remedies (5,7), imported goods (8), toys (9), and food (8), also have been reported in recent years.
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.
It provided folk remedies for numerous ailments, such as coughing, constipation, and sunstroke.