folk remedy

folk remedy

Any of a number of self-prescribed “natural” drugs and products that are consumed in the US, and to a lesser degree in developed countries, most often by those with a categoric distrust of mainstream medicine; folk remedies may have significant co-morbidity—e.g., heavy metal poisoning (lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium).
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It's a very powerful food, so you can't eat it in the afternoon or evening." Speaking about his customers, he added, "People generally buy large quantities because of the perceived folk remedy aspect of the halwa.
"Grape or grain but never the twain." That's one folk remedy to minimize hangovers.
Sea buckthorn, a fruiting shrub native to Northern Europe and Asia, has been used as a folk remedy for wounds and rashes for centuries.
What is remarkable is the fact that the folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison.
It lasted as a folk remedy up until the 19th century, when people stopped using urine as a treatment (except for occasionally on jellyfish stings) because drinking your own urine might be worse than whatever illness you're trying to cure.
Oil pulling is a traditional Indian folk remedy meant to improve oral hygiene and remove toxins from the body.
Our scientists, however, say there is some basis for Pinoys' belief in the efficacy of the folk remedy for dengue, the weed called tawa-tawa.
Douglas Follwell (stationed in Pyongyang) even seemed to playfully encourage this folk remedy: "Too often patients use their own judgment in giving treatment contrary to the physician's orders, but it is refreshing sometimes to find one who is faithful in the discharge of his or her duty.
(https://nccih.nih.gov/news/kratom) Kratom is a plant that has long been used as a folk remedy in Southeast Asia but has recently picked up steam in America.
"They were part of an old folk remedy. You mix the roaches in some medicinal cream and put it on your skin," the security guard quoted the couple as saying.
It is a folk remedy for bruises and sprained ankles, and is readily found in backyards and vacant lots.
For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy to treat a host of health issues, from indigestion and low energy to sore throats and toothache.